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Silvermine Mountains West Top Hill Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thiar) A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Airgid [logainm.ie], 'mountain of the silver') Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 489m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R82072 69717
Place visited by 83 members. Recently by: TommyMc, cclair, finkey86, Wildrover, Derek90, High-King, deirdre.obrien, TommyV, Oileanach, FrankMc1964, GoldCircle, markmjcampion, aifric_n04, tagoona, melohara
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Longitude: -8.266532, Latitude: 52.77856 , Easting: 182072, Northing: 169717 Prominence: 214m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 582017 669759,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvrMn, 10 char: SlvrmnMntn
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

A mountain in this vicinity named Mullaghnedryny is mentioned in the Civil Survey of 1654-56 as part of the boundary of the barony of Owney and Arra. It may be this peak or a lower shoulder to the west. The name seems to represent Ir. Mullach na Droighní, 'summit of the blackthorn'. Silvermines is the name of a village (Ir. Béal Átha Gabhann) and parish at the northern foot of these hills. In the 17th century the main road from Dublin to Limerick passed through here, rather than through Nenagh, which was a smaller settlement. There are several old mine buildings and spoil heaps on the northern slopes, reminders of the mining activity which gave these hills their name. Mines yielding silver and lead are first referred to in 1289, see 'The Silver Mines of Ormond' by Dermot F. Gleeson in JRSAI vol. lxvii, 1937, 101-16. Gleeson reports "...that the mines were first opened and worked by members of a colony of Florentine and Genoese merchants to whom many references will be found in the State Papers of the period." Zinc and sulphur were also mined in the area. Gleeson also records the ancient name of the hill behind the mines as Knockaunderrig, now Knockanroe.   Silvermine Mountains West Top is the 598th highest place in Ireland.

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Head west along the road .. by group   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top)
 
Dig the View! .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top)
 
200th Top .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top)
 
Took this snap while passing through, on my way b .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top)
 
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Picture: Keeper Hill from Silvermines
 
Why no trig or cairn?
by TommyV  1 Nov 2018
From the car park on the road that passes through the Silvermines as mentioned by simon3, there is a nice wood loop walk to the West of here. Halfway around the loop, it's possible to leave the loop at R82867 69504 E and head West along a defined path for about 1 kilometre to the highest point on the Silvermines. Silvermine West Top is an unmarked height of 489 metres. If time is on your side you can continue on another kilometre over to the unnamed summit as mentioned by mcrtchly. On the more direct route back to the car park you will take in Silvermines East Top if you had taken the lower loop trail on the way out. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/489/comment/20148/
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