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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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This really in an honorary mountain, given its sm .. by simon3   (Show all for Lough Curra Mound)
 
Its a pity i didn't have time to wander in here a .. by murphysw   (Show all for Lough Curra Mound)
 
I did this as part of a Cush-Lough Curra double w .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Lough Curra Mound)
 
You learn something new every day... .. by ewen   (Show all for Lough Curra Mound)
 
Gentle enough hike. Lots of sheep en-route and no .. by kkuss   (Show all for Lough Curra Mound)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lough Curra Mound in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
 
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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