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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 86 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, thomas_g, TommyMc, cclair, finkey86, Wildrover, Derek90, High-King, deirdre.obrien, TommyV, Oileanach, FrankMc1964, GoldCircle, markmjcampion
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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 596th 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silvermine Mountains West Top in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: 200th top!
 
200th Top
by paddyhillsbagger  8 May 2010
Silvermines Mtns W was the lucky 200th top for me! Climbed it on a gloriously sunny day after Moylussa circuit and Toutinna so was a little tired and sadly brought no champagne! Actually a lovely hill with splendid views all round. Starting point is Knocknaroe Forest Recreation Area R845 695 D and there are clear paths courtesy of Coillte. It's taken me over 3 yrs to get to this number having first started with Paddy Dillons book of 2'000ft tops and later branching out to county tops and local hills with MountainViews web site. It's been a very enjoyable journey so far and I'm only half way through the 2'000 footers as well as my local hills! Loads more still to do! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/489/comment/4690/
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Took this snap while passing through, on my way b .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top)
 
Why no trig or cairn? .. by TommyV   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top)
 
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