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Slievemeen Hill Sliabh Mín A name in Irish
Down County, in Carn List

Height: 472m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J20156 17000 This summit has been logged as climbed by 79 members. Recently by: redspud, Wilderness, garrettd, Fergalh, Pepe, killyman1, Ulsterpooka, BleckCra, PPruzina, kierongribbon, Garmin, bohstom, FEARGALS, mcrtchly, kernowclimber
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Longitude: -6.164549, Latitude: 54.088111 , Easting: 320156, Northing: 317000 Prominence: 37m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 720078 817003,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv472, 10 char: Slievemeen

Slievemeen is the 545th highest summit in Ireland. Slievemeen is the second most southerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemeen in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slievemeen from Slievemartin
 
Fine little hill in th southern Mournes
Short Summary created by wicklore  2 May 2011
Although only a medium sized hill, all of Slievemeen’s 472 metres rise above Carlingford Lough giving it a commanding position and fine views. Most notable are the views of Carlingford Lough itself and across to Slieve Foye & both Foxes and Ravens Rock, although the views out to sea and up towards Black Mountain are great too. The summit is marked by a little pile of stones that is too modest for this singular viewpoint.

Slievemeen is easily reached from the carpark at J196 174 A, where there is a notice board with maps, colour coded routes and general information. The car park is situated at about 250 metres altitude, taking a lot of the sting out of the climb. Following well marked tracks will get you to the col at J202 174 B between Slievemeen and Slievemartin in about 20 minutes. Another 10 minutes along a fence brings you to Slievemeen's summit at J201 169 C. An easy walk recommended for beginners and children. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/543/comment/5302/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemeen in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit of Slievemeen looking over the Lough to Slieve Foye
A Great Walk up a Gem of a Hill
by Trailtrekker  31 Oct 2012
If you want to do a more lengthy walk than the routes already described, I can recommend a great walk that I took on the bank holiday Monday. The route starts at only 18M above sea level, is approximately 4km in length to the summit and took me 1.5 hours to reach the top.

I had planned out a 13km circuit over Slievemeen, Slievemartin and Crenville as being a perfect walk for a long summer evening. Having never got around to doing this, I was glad to try it on an autumnal afternoon to burn off some of the excesses of the weekend! Once I got to the forest tracks on the far side of Crenville before the sun fully set I didn’t mind doing the last stretch in the dark.

As you turn off the coast road at the signs for Kilbroney Park you will see a parking area past a red brick building on your right. Park up here and walk back down the road a few metres to the opening of the track at J 19792 18349 D. This walk takes you into a nature reserve and it starts of as a beautiful mixed forest walk. You simply follow the way markings to the Fiddlers Green, heading through the green you take a left at the junction in the track. From here you are looking out for a waymarking that says “viewpoint” which is at J 18800 17265 E, follow a steeper track through the trees. You keep following your nose up to the Cloghmore which is at J 19154 17257 F.

As the walk gets closer to the big stone the trees start to fall away and views start to open up, not just back down to the Lough below, but even over towards Slievemartin which would be a future target. From Cloghmore you follow the tracks to the obvious opening in the forest to the south east. Your next target is the old stone wall over Ballymagelty at J 193 169 G, it is near the corner of the forest on your right hand side. The route to the top is as simple as following this battered old wall. Again your surroundings change on this last stretch of the walk, as the more exposed mountainside gives new views of the Lough and right down to Binnian and Lamagan as you rise further up. The summit is marked by a modest pile of stones a few metres away from the wall.

The variety of scenery and views on this route make it one that I would recommend. You also get to walk pretty much the full ascent of the mountain (you can start from the Lough if wish to get it all though). The Clogmore is an area that should be part of your ascent of this hill anyway, whatever route you choose. Another beauty of this route is that you are not doubling back on yourself if you are heading for Slievemartin and further and it is all on decent track, but no road walking.

From here it only took me ten minutes to summit Slievemartin before heading off for the more punishing terrain of Crenville, which by the way, has far better terrain and easier access routes now from the Northern side, thanks to a newly constructed mountain bike track! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/543/comment/14850/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemeen in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Foye across Carlingford Lough
 
wicklore on Slievemeen, 2009
by wicklore  22 Sep 2009
I parked at the well used large car park at J196 174. This was bustling with people having barbeques, playing sports and wandering along nearby tracks. There were horse riders, mountain bikers and plenty of hikers. I had absolutely no concerns at leaving my car there. It is always a bit worrying parking a car in unfamiliar places but this really felt like a secure starting place.

At the end of the car park is a notice board with maps, colour coded routes and general information. Beyond this is a track where there is a choice of two 'black arrow' routes. By taking the left route, and following the arrows, I headed up through the forest to the col (J202 174)between Slievemeen and Slievemartin in about 25 minutes. Another 10 minutes along a fence brings you to the few stones that mark Slievemeen's summit at J201 169. The views were fantastic in the good weather. The Cooley's were so near and so far south across Carlingford Lough, basking in the sunshine. Warrenpoint and Rostrevor were only a stones throw to the west. The Irish Sea glistened and sparkled off to the east. Shanlieve, Binnian and distant Bearnagh were distinctive among the spread of hills to the north.

I headed back to the col and on to Slievemartin which took about 15 minutes. I chose to continue on from there to Crenville and Slievemeel, and I would recommend this car park as the start point for those looking for either the short or longer walk. I was easily able to follow forest tracks the 3 kms back from Slievemeel to the car park. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/543/comment/4122/
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Famous stone, yes, seriously!
by pdtempan  21 May 2010
The story about Cloghmore (An Chloch Mhór, 'the big stone') is perhaps more remarkable than the stone itself. According to local legend it was thrown across Carlingford Lough by the giant Finn MacCool while fighting his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. And that's no word of a lie (unlike some mischievous mistruths recently made up on this site about another stone!). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/543/comment/4754/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemeen in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The modest summit and the view SE over Slieve Fadda and Kilkeel.
 
csd on Slievemeen, 2007
by csd  29 Jul 2007
Slievemeen is only 800 metres away from Slievemartin, so you might as well bag the two of them at the same time. Both have similar great views and are well worth the minimal effort required. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/543/comment/2786/
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three5four0 on Slievemeen, 2008
by three5four0  20 Jul 2008
Slievemeen, the last top on my walk from Pigeon to Rostrevor and only a short walk from Slievemartin. The views are great from the summit, but also from the small top of Ballynagelty whilst descending by the old wall & fence to Cloghmore. From here you can follow paths and forestry tracks down to Rostrevor. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/543/comment/3242/
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