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South East Midlands Area , S: Mullinavat Subarea
Feature count in area: 31, by county: Laois: 6, Carlow: 1, Offaly: 1, Kildare: 2, Kilkenny: 13, Tipperary: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 28A, 28B, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 59, 60
Highest Place: Slievenamon 720.2m

Starting Places (16) in area South East Midlands:
Ballinvarry West, Clodiagh Church, Coolnahau, Coppanagh Wood South, Freney's Well, Glynn, Gorlough Wood, Hill of Allen, Inistioge, Killamery Wood East, Kylebeg Wood, Lingaun River, Mount Alto Wood, Mullenbeg Wood South, Newtown Upper School, Slievenamon Walk Head

Summits & other features in area South East Midlands:
E: Barrow: Clogrennan Hill 336m, Newtown Hill 208m
N Cen: Timahoe Hills: Ballaghmore Hill 268m, Cullenagh Mountain 317m, Fossy Mountain 332m, Hewson Hill 261m
N: Croghan: Croghan Hill 234m
N: Newbridge Hills: Dunmurry Hill 233m, Hill of Allen 219m
S: Mullinavat: Coolnahau Hill 265m, Corbally Hill 285m, Mount Alto 276m, Tory Hill 292m
S: Slievenamon: Knockahunna 502.8m, Sheegouna 553.5m, Slievenamon 720.2m, Slievenamon North-West Top 564m
S: Windgap: Carricktriss Gorse 314m, Carrigadoon Hill 296.9m, Faranaree Hill 283m
SE: Brandon Hill: Brandon Hill 515m, Coppanagh 365m, Croghan 365m
W Cen: Durrow: Ballynalacken Hill 314m, Caponellan Hill 253m, Knockmannon Hill 315m
W Cen: Slieveardagh: Clomantagh Hill 349m, Knocknamuck 340m, Monabrogue 284m
W: Horse & Jockey: Kill Hill 241m, Killough 235m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mount Alto, 276m Hill Cnoc Ruairí A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc Ruairí [CF*], 'Rory's hill'), Kilkenny County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Mount Alto is the 1221th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference S63061 35072, OS 1:50k mapsheet 68,76
Place visited by: 34 members, recently by: Nailer1967, dregish, Nakoz, Barry28213, mountainmike, jlk, conormcbandon, Garmin, markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, chalky, katekat, pavelbodi, eamonoc, Pepe
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -7.072938, Latitude: 52.463879, Easting: 263061, Northing: 135072, Prominence: 149m,  Isolation: 5.7km
ITM: 662996 635119
Bedrock type: Granite, (Granite (undifferentiated))
Notes on name: The name Mount Alto is quite recent and it seems likely that it was given by the Tighe family, local landowners whose residence was at Woodstock House near Inistioge, at the foot of the hill. Máire MacNeill (234) suggests that Sceachánach is likely to have been an earlier name for this hill. This name is interpreted as 'abounding in whitethorns' by Eoghan Ó Ceallaigh [CF, 31], although he makes no link with Mount Alto.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: MntAlt, 10 char: Mount Alto

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Summary for Mount Alto (Cnoc Ruairí): Short stroll, views not great.
Summary created by simon3, jackill 2012-11-11 17:28:49
Park at the forest entrance MtAlto (S63814 35542) where there is room for 4-5 cars.Walk up the track, turning left at the first junction and right at the next, to the unmarked summit next to a tumbledown stone wall beside a forest turning circle
View of the Comeraghs, and Brandon to the North.
Walking time there and back at adult speed: 45 min.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/977/comment/5736/
Member Comments for Mount Alto (Cnoc Ruairí)

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Picture: I should have bought a hedgecutter!
jackill on Mount Alto
by jackill 8 Mar 2010
I started from oldsoldiers coordinates and walked up the track, turning left at the first junction and right at the next, to the summit which is marked by no more than a few conifers and some bog.On the way down I noticed a roof of sorts poking out of the tree tops to my left. I eventually found this structure surrounded by briars and trees on all sides, a viewing point once for Woodstock House? Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/977/comment/4481/
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larrylampwick on Mount Alto
by larrylampwick 28 Dec 2009
An easy and rewarding climb from the car park at Woodstock Gardens. Good views over the valley of the river Arrigle to the Comeraghs, Slievenaman, and up to Kilkenny City. Be sure to call to the tea room in the gardens on the journey back to the car. This is situated in the reconstructed round conservatory. Allow about 1 and a half hours. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/977/comment/4316/
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oldsoldier on Mount Alto
by oldsoldier 25 Jan 2010
Mount alto is a very easy walk for any level of fitness. I followed larrylampwick's directions, but he forgot to mention there is a 4 charge to park in the car park. Instead I retreated form Woodstock and followed the road out of Inistioge as far as the cross roads at A (S63855 35666) signposted Ballyshame with waymarked post also. Here there is parking for several cars and the walk is much shorter. can be walked in 30 minutes. Nice heart starter in the morning before work. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/977/comment/4373/
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