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Midlands SW Area   NW: Silvermine Mountains Subarea
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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 99 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, markwallace, Taisce, chelman7, maryblewitt, JohnRea, srr45, John.geary, PeterCouchman, sarahryanowen, ronand, mlmoroneybb, GSheehy, LorraineG60, MichaelG55
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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 third highest hill in the Midlands SW area and the 602nd highest in Ireland.

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Head west along the road .. by group   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top (Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thiar)))
 
Dig the View! .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top (Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thiar)))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silvermine Mountains West Top (<i>Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thiar)</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Misty morning
 
A gentle walk in the woods (mostly)
by Colin Murphy  17 Oct 2022
Little effort required, certainly in terms of a climb. The start point is at 390m, so other than a bit of up and down along a decent track, you've only got just over 100m ascent over a distance of about 2 and a bit km. Misty most of the way for me, so I can't comment on views. Sun was trying its best to break through, but sadly failed! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/489/comment/23705/
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200th Top .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top (Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thiar)))
 
Took this snap while passing through, on my way b .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top (Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thiar)))
 
Why no trig or cairn? .. by TommyV   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top (Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thiar)))
 
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