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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silvermine Mountains West Top in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Looking west towards Silvermines Mtn W Top
 
Head west along the road
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  5 Aug 2013
Park in the Knockanroe carpark at R84440 69415 A (388 mtrs) walk into the forestry on a good roadway and take the second left along the crest of the hill. Pass the east summit before a short down/up section to gain the west summit. Excellent views of the whole Shannon region to be had from this easily accessed summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/489/comment/5248/
 
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)
 
Why no trig or cairn? .. by TommyV   (Show all for Silvermine Mountains West Top)
 
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