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Dartry Mountains Area   NW: Benbulbin Subarea
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Annacoona Top Mountain (Ir. Sliabh Mór [AMacAB], 'big mountain') Sligo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 597m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72772 46361
Place visited by 148 members. Recently by: andalucia, Wes, Cecil1976, annem, MickM45, AlanReid, markwallace, Jimmy600leavey, Carolyn105, pdtempan, thomas_g, justynagru, jm78, srr45, ochils_trekker
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Longitude: -8.419709, Latitude: 54.365157 , Easting: 172772, Northing: 346361 Prominence: 212m,  Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 572723 846359,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AncnTp, 10 char: AncnTop
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

Slievemore alias Kingsmountain is a townland in Drumcliff parish. The name Kingsmountain comes from a Mr. King, a local landowner.   Annacoona Top is the 296th highest place in Ireland. Annacoona Top is the third highest point in county Sligo.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Annacoona Top  in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Annacoona and Benwiskin
Meandering approach from Glencar
by ochils_trekker  31 Mar 2020
I climbed Slievemore and Annacoona Top last September, but took an accidentally rambling approach as I hadn't consulted Mountainviews properly before leaving my accommodation in Sligo town. As I knew Glencar area from my childhood, I headed to the north shore and found a large layby (G7565 4363 starA) to park in, not far from the boathouse.
Almost opposite, there was a wooden post indicating a good track which led up through beautiful mature conifer forestry. The walking was easy enough going and stayed that way until the track ended at an unmade track bringing me onto the open hillside, with Truskmore's TV mast prominent in the distance to the north.
Helpfully, the track had signs where it split, with one leg heading towards the north (Hudson's Walk) and a second track heading off to approach the mountain escarpment from the east (Doneen's Walk on the map).
I carried on north and the track quickly ran out, so I just carried on over the rough ground, which was occasionally boggy, leading to some zig-zagging around bog pools, but nothing too much to complain about. Gaining height and distance, I met the metal fence of the service road for Truskmore, and carried on to the gate at the top, which offered good views to the east, and the length of Annacoona Top and Benwiskin.
Walking back down the service road, I met a local walker who had been exploring the old mine workings on the south face of Slievemore . He advised me to approach this spot by leaving the service road where the hairpin is adjacent to a line of electricity poles march across the bog and roughly follow these.
I did as he advised, and the going was very heavy, with a lot of peat hags and bog pools as he had warned. As I gained height, a fenceline came into view on my right, so I made my way slowly in this direction , then followed the fence until it ended at a gate which marked the end of the track from from Gleniff valley which runs below the east ridge of Benwiskin.
From this point, some of the old mine buildings and machinery are visible. Following up in a gentle NW direction, there was another fenceline to be followed in order to gain the viewpoint shown, looking towards Annacoona and Benwiskin proper behind ,and Donegal Bay and Tievebaun off to the east. I carried on around the ridge as far as the South Top, giving the cliff-edge sheep a wide berth so as not to spook them. En route I found a celtic cross memorial which seemed to have had its inscription quite recently restored. It commemorated two Republican soldiers who had died here during the Civil War.
After a few photographs, I retraced my tracks to the layby without too much difficulty, using the meeting point of the two named walking tracks target where possible, and then heading back down through the forestry. Linkback:
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