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Fermanagh/S Tyrone Area
Maximum height for area: 398 metres,   Summits in area: 15,   Maximum prominence for area: 323 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 17, 18, 19 For all tops   Highest summit: Belmore Mountain, 398m
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Slieve Beagh South East Top Hill Eshbrack A name in English
For origin of name, see Slieve Beagh. County Highpoint of Monaghan, in County Highpoint List, Shale, laminated carbonate, evaporite Bedrock

Height: 373m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 18 Grid Reference: H53184 43566 This summit has been logged as climbed by 118 members. Recently by: Franky, theredyin, Lauranna, Colin Murphy, declanohagan, AdrianneB, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, Cobhclimber, aidand, cohf88, ckilm, gjs, Garmin, hivisibility
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Longitude: -7.183147, Latitude: 54.338031 , Easting: 253184, Northing: 343566 Prominence: 5m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 653120 843566,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv373, 10 char: SlvBghSthE
Bedrock type: Shale, laminated carbonate, evaporite, (Meenymore Formation)

Slieve Beagh South East Top is the 1005th highest summit in Ireland. Slieve Beagh South East Top is the second most southerly summit in the Fermanagh/S Tyrone area. Slieve Beagh South East Top is the highest point in county Monaghan.

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Alternative approach from the north (Part 1) .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Slieve Beagh South East Top)
Alternative approach from the north (Part 2) .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Slieve Beagh South East Top)
A Purgatorial Encounter .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Slieve Beagh South East Top)
Three counties hollow international meeting point .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Beagh South East Top)
three5four0 on Slieve Beagh South East Top, 2009
by three5four0  25 Oct 2009
Followed Harry Goodman's excellent route description to Slieve Beagh South East Top, from the parking area by the locked gate at Barratitoppy, following the tracks described above and over Eshbrack, pt 365 to Slieve South East Top. My altimeter flicked between 370 & 375 on top of the hummock (perhaps a buried cairn?).

But here is the thing, the grid ref for Slieve Beagh East Top & Harry Goodman's GPS reading both give the summit as being outside (down hill from) the 370 contour at 532437 D, Surly this should be 532436 E? The 532437 D ref marks the summit just above the letter o in Lough Sallagh, whilst the 370 contour cuts through the word Lough. What is the error with modern GPS?, i was using OSNI D edition sheet 18 map, incase there is a slight difference in map versions. But perhaps more interesting was the next couple of tops i was to traverse on my way to Slieve Beagh.

Directly north from the Slieve Beagh South East Top, past Lough Sallagh, there is a ring contour at 380, with a mast and ruined shed on its summit, however east from this was a larger ring contour again at 380 metres. Except this ring contour to the east looked significantly of a higher elevation than the one with the mast on top of it, so we set off towards it. When reached the altimeter gave a reading of 385 metres all around the summit area & didn't flicker at all. We continued westwards to the second ring contour, with mast and a ruined wooden hut, 370 metres was the reading round the mast area, with one flick up to 375 and then back to 370 metres. My altimeter gives the height in increments of 5 metres at a time, however, when the height of a top reaches, say 3 metres above the last 5 metre measurement, it starts to flick between the last reading and 5 metres above it, above 3 metres and it gives the next 5 metre interval as the reading.

So the East top not only appears to be higher than the top with the mast but actually is, well according to my altimeter at least. But Slieve Beaghs summit is listed at 380 on MV, could this unnamed ring contour be the actually summit rather than Doocarn? On we walked, pasted Lough Sallagh again and up to the cairn (watch out for the holes in the cairn!) and the small rise beside it. Reading 380 metres, then 385 metres, briefly!, and back to 380 metres again, with no more movement. Oh dear!

Whats needed here, is for future MV visitors to measure the heights of these tops on their GPS, and hopefully we would get height readings from several different brands of GPS. If different makes of GPS agree on the heights of these tops well and good, the issue will be settled. In the meantime it would be wise to visit both, after all it makes for a longer walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1053/comment/4228/
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Slieve Beagh SE - October 2012 .. by Jaak   (Show all for Slieve Beagh South East Top)
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