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Galty Mountains Area   Central Galtys Subarea
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Lough Curra Mound Mountain Cnapán Loch an Churraigh A name in English
Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Thick-bedded pale-red sandstone Bedrock

Height: 600.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R86920 24213
Place visited by 192 members. Recently by: cclair, Hjonna, mwalimu2, conorjob, Liamob, Wilderness, abcd, Grumbler, markwallace, Ulsterpooka, TipsyDempy, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, saule, ewen
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Longitude: -8.192759, Latitude: 52.369787 , Easting: 186921, Northing: 124214 Prominence: 23.05m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 586873 624264,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LghCrM, 10 char: LghCrMnd
Bedrock type: Thick-bedded pale-red sandstone, (Galtymore Formation)

Lough Curra nestles in a crook of the Galtee ridge below Slievecushnabinnia. This knoll is situated just to the north-east of the Lough Curra. It is unnamed on Ordnance Survey maps. The form Cnapán Loch an Churraigh is provided here as a translation into Irish of "Lough Curra Mound/Lump", assuming that Curra represents an anglisation of Ir. currach, ‘marsh, bog’. It is not to be understood as an attested historical form.   Lough Curra Mound is the 286th highest place in Ireland.

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simon3 on Lough Curra Mound, 2003
by simon3  10 Jun 2003
This really in an honorary mountain, given its small size! It only found its way into the list because it is about 25 metres higher than the nearest col to higher ground. Not all future lists may include it. But it makes up for small size by having a magnificent location. When you stand on top of L.Curra Mountain you are surrounded by a natural amphitheatre, with the added attraction of the lake beside you. Huge cliffs surround you for around 180 degrees. Not to be missed. The photo shows the mountain. The higher ground on the right is the steep slope leading eventually to Galtymore. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/277/comment/537/
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murphysw on Lough Curra Mound, 2005
by murphysw  19 Dec 2005
Its a pity i didn't have time to wander in here and climb Lough Curra Mountain when I was doing the Cush-Galtybeg-Galtymore-Slievecushnabinnia horseshoe. I'll do it again. There are great views of the lake from between Galtymore and Slievecushnabinnia. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/277/comment/2102/
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colin murphy on Lough Curra Mound, 2009
by colin murphy  27 Jul 2009
I did this as part of a Cush-Lough Curra double which took me about 4.5 hours. Although the mountain in itself is no great shakes, a rounded bump with a few peat hags on top, it is well worth it for the views across Lough Curra surrounded by towering cliffs. On a fine day the views here compare well with any in the country. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/277/comment/3970/
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You learn something new every day...
by ewen  27 Feb 2019
Well, I did this without even knowing it was a 'mountain' . I only went up to see the lough whilst on a weekend break in Aherlow. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/277/comment/20421/
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kkuss on Lough Curra Mound, 2002
by kkuss  13 Aug 2002
Gentle enough hike. Lots of sheep en-route and not many signposts! Mist rolled in before I reached the summit so was denied views of the lough. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/277/comment/67/
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Is it a lough? Is it a mountain? No, its...
by madfrankie  23 Jan 2011
Approaching from the north (Aherlow), there is place to park at the end of a lane at R869 273 A, space for one or two cars. A track (difficult to follow initially) ascends Slievecushnabinnia's eastern slopes, crossing the remains of a barrow, and continuing along a post-marked track that gets more bouldery as the terrain steepens.
Lough Curra Mountain (600m) is an anomaly. It doesn't really feel like a 'mountain' but on the other hand, it does fullfill the criteria to be on he Vandeleur-Lynam list - 600m and over with 15m of prominence.
Perhaps one idea might be to rename it 'Lough Curra Top'?
Nevertheless this is an impressive amphitheatre, and well worth the visit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/277/comment/6208/
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