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Truskmore Mountain Trosc Mór A name in Irish
Ir. Trosc Mór [OSI], poss. 'big barren/rocky hill’ [PDT] County Highpoint of Sligo in Connacht Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 647m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G75899 47348
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Longitude: -8.371608, Latitude: 54.374217 , Easting: 175899, Northing: 347348 Prominence: 560m,  Isolation: 0.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 575855 847349,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trskmr, 10 char: Truskmore
Bedrock type: Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone, (Glenade Sandstone Formation)

The summit, which is the highest point in Co. Sligo, is surmounted by a TV mast. An access road climbs to the mast from Gleniff. There is a small but widespread group of place-names containing the element trosc in the counties along the western and northern coasts of Ireland. P.W. Joyce explained these with the word trosc meaning ‘cod’ (fish), either from a fancied resemblance of the hill’s profile to the shape of a cod, or from the prevalence of cod in the nearby seas (INP iii 586). However, neither of these explanations stand up to scrutiny. The fifteen different hills and townlands involved present a variety of quite different shapes, such as cones or flattened piles, which seems to rule out a resemblance to a fish. Some examples are 15km or more inland, making an illusion to rich fishing grounds unlikely. It seems more likely that trosc is simply an ancient Irish word for a hill which is steep and/or rocky, a word which now only survives in this group of place-names. It is also possible that the word denotes unproductive land which is poor, even for sheep grazing. It may well consist of tor, ‘rock’, metathesised to tro- and combined with the suffix -sc. Truskmore is quite rocky in parts and the land is rough pasture.   Truskmore is the highest mountain in the Dartry Mountains area and the 206th highest in Ireland. Truskmore is the highest point in county Sligo.

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Eerie Noises And A Wild Landscape .. by Aidy   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Sligo - County Highpoint with my Grandad .. by ShaunDunne   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Truskmore...access? I used the road to the TV tr .. by tohara99   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
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Picture: Entrance gate to RTE mast access road with Truskmore summit in the background.
 
Access issues around Sligo / Leitrim County Tops
by Gribster  8 Aug 2010
I was planning to attempt the County Tops of Sligo and Leitrim this morning, but was put off straightaway by the numerous signs in the Gleniff valley which clearly indicate that walkers are not welcome in the area. I was planning to make my approach via the RTE mast access road, but found all kinds of warning signs attached to the gate. Not sure if these signs are aimed purely at deterring unauthorised vehicle drivers from using the access road, or if they’re also aimed at walkers. The gate was locked and there was no stile to permit pedestrian entry without having to climb the gate or the adjoining fence. Given the general “anti-walkers” theme in this valley, I decided not to climb over the gate or fence in case it would be misinterpreted by a local witness as an act of war. I also spoke briefly to a passing land-owner and asked him about general access for walkers in the Gleniff valley area. He kindly informed me that there is only limited access around Benwiskin on the opposite side of the valley. Unfortunately for me, that didn’t help in my quest to reach the County Tops of Sligo and Leitrim. I asked him if the RTE mast access road could be used as an approach route to Truskmore, but he said that I’d have to check with RTE about that. He said that all land around Truskmore is strictly private and out-of-bounds for walkers, apart from the mast access road and the area within the mast enclosure fence. I asked about the SE cairn marking the County Top of Leitrim. He said it was private land where walkers are not permitted. I thanked him for his information, and we parted ways. From this, it would appear that walkers are permitted by local land-owners to use the RTE mast access road to approach Truskmore summit, provided they don’t stray from the tarmac, and that walkers are therefore not permitted to approach the SE cairn. Despite this “permission” to proceed, I chose not to because it would still involve the possible war-provoking act of climbing over a gate or fence. Instead, I did a very pleasant looped walk following the Horseshoe Road along the base of the valley. I’m not sure what the reason is behind the access issues in this area, but the local community are clearly concerned about seeing an increasing number of walkers exploring this beautiful valley. I believe that it is up to us walkers to respect their wishes and to demonstrate our co-operation by keeping out of restricted land as requested. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/5994/
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