Truskmore

Truskmore

Truskmore is a mountain pass at an elevation of 647m (2,123ft) above the sea level, located on the border of County Sligo and County Leitrim, in Ireland. It’s said to be one of the toughest climbs on the country, with some sections up to 22%.

The surface of the road is asphalted. On the top of the mountain there’s the Truskmore television transmitter opened on the 1st February 1962. The last part of the road is private, owned by the national broadcaster RTE.

Starting from Ballintrillick County Sligo, the ascent is 8.04 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 566 meters. The average percentage is 7 %. The climb is easy until the end- this is a two part climb, with an initially gentle climb and then the second part - which is 4km long with an average pitch of about 11% and a maximum of 22%