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Dartry Mountains Area , SE: Manorhamilton Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 32, by county: Leitrim: 22, Sligo: 11, of which 1 is in both Sligo and Leitrim, OSI/LPS Maps: 16, 17, 25, 26
Highest Place: Truskmore 647m

Starting Places (22) in area Dartry Mountains:
Aghavoghil Middle, Arroo Trail CP, Ballaghnatrillick, Ballintrillick Forest, Barrs East, Castletown, Crumpaun, Curraghan Road, Dough Mountain NW, Dough Mountain West, Drumcliff River Road, Eagles Rock, Edenbaun, Glencar Waterfall, Gleniff Horseshoe Road, Lough Cloonaquin North, Luke's Bridge, Mountain Wood, Poulveha River, Thur East, Tormore Car Park, Truskmore Transmitter Entrance

Summits & other features in area Dartry Mountains:
N: Truskmore: Gortnagarn 445m, Tievebaun 611m, Truskmore 647m, Truskmore SE Cairn 631m
NE: Arroo Keeloges: Aganny Top 482m, Aghalateeve 432m, Agow Top 423m, Arroo Mountain 523m, Conwal North 421m, Crocknagapple 372m, Keeloges 452m
NW: Benbulbin: Annacoona Top 597m, Benbulbin 526m, Benbulbin South-East Top 505m, Benwiskin 514m, Benwiskin South Top 508m, Kings Mountain 462m
SE: Manorhamilton Hills: Ballaghnabehy Top 413m, Benbo 415m, Dough Mountain 462m, Lackagh Mountain 449m, Larkfield 305m, Naweeloge Top 441m, Thur Mountain 442m
SW: Castlegal Hills: Copes Mountain 452m, Crockauns 463m, Hangmans Hill 400m, Keelogyboy Mountain 438m, Keelogyboy Mountain Far East Top 418m, Keelogyboy Mountain NE Top 435m, Keelogyboy Mountain SW Top 417m, Leean Mountain 417m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Thur Mountain, 442m Hill An Tor A name in Irish,
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, Leitrim County in Connacht province, in Carn Lists, Thur Mountain is the 761st highest place in Ireland. Thur Mountain is the second most easterly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.
Grid Reference G98061 40459, OS 1:50k mapsheet 17
Place visited by: 34 members, recently by: eimirmaguire, abeach, Colin Murphy, conormcbandon, Loman01, FilHil, Hyperstorm, trostanite, melohara, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, FrankMc1964, magnumpig, IndyMan, Peter Walker
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.030566, Latitude: 54.312889, Easting: 198061, Northing: 340459, Prominence: 227m,  Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 598011 840461
Bedrock type: Fine-grained sandstone, minor shale, (Briscloonagh Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: Known as Torr by the people who live on the N side of Lough Macnean (Kay Muhr). The name Thorne Mountains, which appears on several 16th and 17th century maps of Ireland, Connacht and Ulster, would seem to have some connection with Thur Mountain.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: ThrMnt, 10 char: ThrMntn

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Summary for Thur Mountain (An Tor): Geologically interesting hill with good aspect.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2023-06-23 10:06:48
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Picture: Boulder marks high point
One approach is from the east. It is possible to drive to point A (G98701 40551), although care is needed on the occasionally potholed road, and you must open and close a gate at one point, but no signs deny access. From there the summit is just 650m to the west although an ascent of 140m is still necessary. Cross some turf workings and begin to ascend through steeper terrain, mostly grass and the occasional boulder, aiming for B (G98146 40223), then turn NW up the short, but steepest final stretch. The summit area is an interesting mix of short heather and flat rocks dotted with shallow pools. The high point is a distinctive, lone, small boulder topped with stones. Return journey to car 1 hour.
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Thur Mountain (<em>An Tor</em>)
Picture: Looking east from Thur's summit towards Lough MacNean
madfrankie on Thur Mountain
by madfrankie 1 Mar 2010
Thur and its near neighbour, Doagh, lie to the north of Glenfarne village in northwest Leitrim. The map suggested a road or track ascending from the sw, and it proved to have a surprisingly good surface before our progress was barred by a gate, just after a hair-pin bend at Bars E (G971 394). This track took much of the donkey work out of the walk, as we were now at the 320m contour.
Climbing over the gate, we continued along the track for about 10 minutes, but there seems to be little advantage in doing so, as it merely contours the hillside without gaining you much height. We struck out NE across snow-covered heather, aiming for the summit's distinctive knoll.
Thur's stone-slabbed and heathery summit has good views, particularly east to Lough MacNean. The vast plateau of moorland to the south of Glenfarne looked worthy of exploration, but near-neighbour Doagh somewhat fails the beauty test.
Returning to the start by the same route took a little over an hour.
Curiously, as we were taking off our boots at the car, a vehicle came up the hill towards us, did a u-turn, and headed straight back down.
It was one of those Google cars that are taking shots of every road in the country (and ultimately, the world) for their Google Maps website.
Extraordinary to think we should encounter them in such an out-of the-way place. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/644/comment/4455/
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Approach from the north east
by magnumpig 16 Oct 2019
An alternative (and possibly quicker) route to Mad Frankies is to take the side road signposted to Sean MacDiarmadas home on the road between Glenfarne and Kilty. On this side road take the first turn left, up a bog road (also of surprisingly good surface) and park at a turf bank at Thur E (G98556 40738) directly opposite the small cliffs that mark the peak. It's about a twenty minute walk to the summit from here - Aim for the cliffs. No access issues and surprisingly good views from the summit in all directions. What more could you want! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/644/comment/20669/
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