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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
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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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jackill on Lough Curra Mound, 2010
by jackill  15 Mar 2010
I hadn't visited Lough Curra in I guess 4 years but today the dog, the wife and I were blessed with bright sunshine for a relaxing ramble to its summit. Towering buttresses of naked red sandstone rocks hanging above us, snow filled gullys leading the eye up to the rocky summit of Galtymore, two red dots of spidermen slowly ascending one.
Lough Curra and Lough Diheen are mentioned as being of note in
" Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland" (1900)By P. W. JOYCE
Mr Joyce also gives the following explanation of the original name for the Galtys which I hadn't come across before.
"The Galty Mountains were anciently called Crotta-Cliach or Slieve-Crot or Slieve-Grod, which name is still preserved in that of the old Castle of Dungrod, in the Glen of Aherlow, near Galbally.
Beside Cashel there were anciently three royal residences in Tipperary. One was Caher, the old name of which was Caher-Dun-Isga; the present castle, on the rock in the Suir, occupies the site of an old circular stone fort or caher, which was destroyed in the 3d century; and that caher was erected on the site of a still older dun or earthen fort. The second was Dun-Crot, which is now marked by the old castle of Dungrod (mentioned above), a comparatively modern edifice, built on the site of the old dun. The third was Knockgraffon, about 3 miles north of
Caher, which was the residence of Fiacha Mullehan, king of Munster in the 3d century. The remains of this old palace are still standing, consisting of a very fine high mound; it is celebrated in legend, and the surrounding parish still retains its name--Knockgraffon." Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/277/comment/4500/
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