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Silvermine Mountains East Top Hill Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thoir) A name in Irish For origin of name, see Silvermine Mountains West Top. Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 479m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R83306 69495
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Longitude: -8.248842, Latitude: 52.776505 , Easting: 183306, Northing: 169495 Prominence: 55m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 583210 669526,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv479, 10 char: SlvrmnM479
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

The mineral works of earliest celebrity are the copper and lead mines of the Silvermines. They were first worked by an English company in the seventeenth century, who extracted a considerable quantity of silver from the ore [Gleeson - History of Ely O'Carroll Territory].   Silvermine Mountains East Top is the 633rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silvermine Mountains East Top (<i>Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thoir)</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: The wooded southern side of Silvermine Mtn E Top
 
Good walk for all the family.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  5 Aug 2013
Park in the 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. The summit is across a small ditch to the left of the track. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/519/comment/5278/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silvermine Mountains East Top (<i>Sliabh an Airgid (mullach thoir)</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Knockane,Keeper hill, Boolatin and Silvermines west from the summit
jackill on Silvermine Mountains East Top, 2009
by jackill  11 Mar 2009
What a view from this easily accessible ridge, just drive to the carpark at R84440 69415 A (388 mtrs.) and off you go. The bulk of Keeper hill towering on one side and the Arra mountains with the Shannon and Lough Derg on the other. The Silvermines area has mined for Lead, Zinc,Copper, Sulphides and Barites for well over 1500 years with official records dating back to the 1600s. Mining finally ceased here in 1993.
This area now is designated a forest recreation area by Coillte under the name Knockanroe. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/519/comment/3637/
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