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Gabhal Mhór
Highest point
Elevation 574 m (1,883 ft)
Prominence 126 m (413 ft)
English translation big fork
Language of name Irish
Location County Cork,
Parent range Caha Mountains

Sugarloaf Mountain (Irish: Gabhal Mhór, meaning big fork) is a mountain south-west of Glengarriff in County Cork, Ireland.


It is one of the Caha Mountains, its height is 574 metres and is the 319th highest summit in Ireland. It is popularly thought to be one of Ireland's few extinct volcanos but it actually owes its shape to erosion.


The Irish name Gabhal Mhór seems to have developed from Sliabh na Gaibhle meaning "mountain of the fork". The anglicised form Slieve Goul is found in several 19th century sources. Gabhal Mhór ("big fork") stands in contrast to its lower neighbouring peak Gabhal Bheag ("little fork"), anglicised as Gowlbeg.

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