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Sugarloaf Mountain Mountain Gabhal Mhór A name in Irish
also Slieve na Goill an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Gabhal Mhór [OSI], 'big fork') Cork County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 574m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V87376 52952
Place visited by 116 members. Recently by: Fergalh, eamonoc, obanboy, GerSomers, markwallace, abcd, Grumbler, David-Guenot, learykid, finkey86, IainT, FrankMc1964, Juanita, Lauranna, niamhmc87
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Longitude: -9.630382, Latitude: 51.718221 , Easting: 87376, Northing: 52952 Prominence: 126m,  Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 487350 553019,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SgrlMn, 10 char: SgrlfMntn
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

The Irish name Gabhal Mhór may seem odd as a name for a mountain, but it appears to have developed from Sliabh na Gaibhle, 'mountain of the fork'. This accounts for the anglicised form Slieve Goul found in several 19th century sources. It is unclear what exactly the fork is, but it may be a confluence of streams referred to in the name of the nearby townland, Kealagowlane (Ir. Caol an Ghabhláin, 'marsh/narrowing of the little fork'). Gabhal Mhór stands in contrast to Gabhal Bheag, Gowlbeg Mountain, its lower neighbour. For the origin of the English name, see Sugarloaf Hill in Wicklow for an explanation of hills called Sugarloaf.Claude Wall [Mountaineering in Ireland] suggested the name ‘Slieve na Goill, “the misty hill”.   Sugarloaf Mountain is the 348th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Mountain (<i>Gabhal Mhór</i>) in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from Sugarloaf Beara
 
Bantry Bay View
by davsheen  1 Jan 2017
View from Sugarloaf Beara over Bantry Bay with Doughill, Douce and Shehy Mor hills visible in the distance. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/319/comment/18758/
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