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Boggeragh Mountains Area
Place count in area: 11, OSI/LPS Maps: 79, 80 
Highest place:
Musheramore, 642.7m
Maximum height for area: 642.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 439 metres,

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Musheramore Mountain Muisire Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. Muisire Mór [OSI], 'great (mountain) of the Múscraige') Cork County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 642.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W32881 84999
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Longitude: -8.978283, Latitude: 52.013481 , Easting: 132882, Northing: 85000 Prominence: 439m,  Isolation: 2.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 532846 585059,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mshrmr, 10 char: Mshrmr
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

Dinneen gives a longer, more poetic name for this mountain: Muisire na Móna Móire, 'Muisire of the great bog'. Móin Mhór was the old name for a chain of hills including the Boggeragh Mountains and Nagles Mountains. The element muisire does not appear elsewhere in Irish place-names. Judging by the late 16th century forms from maps, e.g. Knock Muskery, it appears to be connected with the Múscraige, who gave their name to the barony of Muskerry. It is on the NE edge of the ancient territory of this people. Mushera has two holy wells: one at the summit for sick animals and one on its northern slopes [St. John's Well] for humans, at which mass is celebrated at midsumer (Daphne Pochin Mould, 'Discovering Cork', p.22).   Musheramore is the highest mountain in the Boggeragh Mountains area and the 209th highest in Ireland. Musheramore is the second most westerly summit in the Boggeragh Mountains area.

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pdtempan on Musheramore, 2003
by pdtempan  23 Nov 2003
In this view Musheramore is seen from Claragh Mountain, a lower mountain also overlooking Millstreet. There is a local saying about the weather relating to these two mountains: 'Ceo ar Mhusire's Clárach lom, an comhartha soininne is fearr ar domhan.' ('Fog on Mushera and Claragh bare - the best sign of good weather in the world'). Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/755/
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Picture: View of Musheramore from Mullaghanish
john_desmond on Musheramore, 2005
by john_desmond  7 Apr 2005
The picture shows a view of Musheramore as seen from Mullaghanish. Note the shoulder to the South (right) which makes Musheramore very easy to recognise from a number of angles. This is the closest 2000 ft mountain to Cork City and can be easily seen from high points near the city. It is a very easy climb, about 45 mins up and 35 mins back. Start at the Millstreet Country Park. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/1634/
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Picture: Start of walk for Musheramore
 
john_desmond on Musheramore, 2005
by john_desmond  7 Apr 2005
Picture shows the easiest route up Musheramore. The start is outside the Millstreet Country Park (Approx W 317 848 A). Follow the fence and go straight up. It takes about 45 mins to get to the top at an easy pace, about 35 mins to come back down. Note that the first 300 metres or so can be a bit boggy. On the top, there is a cairn with a cross about 200 metres to the South. Nice view from there over the shoulder to the South. It must be one of the easiest 600 metre mountains to climb. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/1635/
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mart on Musheramore, 2003
by mart  15 Aug 2003
This is a very easy climb from the entrance of Millstreet Country Park. You just go
straight on up. On a good day you can view from Brandon to the Galtees. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/607/
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Picture: A cross marks the spot
In the bag in 75 minutes
by Colin Murphy  24 Aug 2012
1km directly to the NW of Musheramore, you'll find a carpark at St John's Well - ignore this and continue on south along the road about 200m, where there is a wide entrance to a forest track, with sufficient room to park a few cars. Head straight up this track, climbing over a couple of gates and contine for about 600m NNE until you see the first break in the tree line on your right - at roughly T324 858 B. Head directly up the steepish mountain in a SE direction, crossing heathery terrain which isn't half as bad as it looks, as mostly the heather is of the short variety and not too dense. The terrain levels out around 600m ascent into a fairly broad summit area and you will shortly spot the large beehive cairn, and then the trig pillar and finally a large metal cross (pictured), each of which was a couple of metres higher than the previous marker. My GPS indicated the cross was the highest point, if you can trust these things, but I recommend you visit all three, which are within 100m of each other, just to be sure. Short of time, I then descended directly west, down steeper terrain than the ascent and emerged beside a newly planted section of forest, on the road next to the entrance to the Millstreet Country Park (or something). A short road walk of 400m directly north took me back to my car. In all, it took me just 45 minutes to ascend and 30 to come down, so if you're keen to bag a reasonably nice summit without too much effort, this is the one for you.The views are reputedly excellent, but on the day I went up Musheramore, I could barely see the hand in front of my face... Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/14770/
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The Movie
by CaptainVertigo  13 Sep 2014
Nothing quite like a short film of the mountain you intend to walk. This two minutes of material on YouTube was put together by MV's rossbeighed. It features blue skies and bright sunshine, very much the hallmark of the summer of 2014. Gives you some insight into the potential of this peak. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/17675/
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