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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 Arderin List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 574m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V87376 52952
Place visited by 110 members. Recently by: Grumbler, David-Guenot, learykid, finkey86, IainT, FrankMc1964, Juanita, Lauranna, niamhmc87, Wildrover, ilenia, melohara, Dbosonnet, markmjcampion, davsheen
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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 351st highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Sugarloaf from the west
 
A superb route that deserves to be better known
by IainT  6 Feb 2019
I followed Liz50's description (below) from the west, starting up the forestry track from the Leitrim Beg standing stone (V849512 C). This takes you quickly up onto the higher reaches of Nareera, where sheep tracks run up to the SW Top above Lough Keel, a brilliant viewpoint. I detoured north to take in Nareera N Top for bagging reasons, but it's probably a better walk if you don't. A cornucopia of rocky lumps and bumps and wild perched lochans takes you round to Sugarloaf itself and another stunning summit view. Because of the access problems lower down it's best to retrace your steps over the first two bumps then use the re-routed Beara Way to get back to Nareera N Top and an easy descent. As good a way of spending a (longish) half day as you're likely to find anywhere. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/319/comment/20409/
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