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Slievelamagan Mountain Sliabh Lámhagáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Lámhagáin [PNNI], 'creeping/crawling mountain') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 702.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J32887 26032 This summit has been logged as climbed by 439 members. Recently by: cathalferris, GSheehy, Heggs, LorraineG60, Hound-of-Ulster, guestuser, LorraineG, Hadleigh, David-Guenot, oldpragmatist, feargalf, GillSte, IainT, bryanjbarry, markwallace
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Longitude: -5.966147, Latitude: 54.166118 , Easting: 332887, Northing: 326033 Prominence: 197.18m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 732807 826038,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvlmg, 10 char: Slvlmgn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

So named, according to Harris (author of The Antient and Present State of the County of Down), because it has to be climbed in a crawling position. The southern slopes are, indeed, relentlessly steep. An alternative name, Sliabh Snámháin, has the same meaning. Below Lamagan Slabs is a spot called Percy Bysshe, which suggests a connection with the poet Shelley.   Slievelamagan is the 109th highest summit in Ireland.

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The seventh son .. by group   (Show all for Slievelamagan)
The Mourne Seven Sevens .. by hbowman   (Show all for Slievelamagan)
The “Seven Sevens”. The intricacies of which I kn .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slievelamagan)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievelamagan in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Tough old mutton dressed as Lamagan
Bleck Cra on Slievelamagan, 2006
by Bleck Cra  20 Jul 2006
There he was, leader of men and lumbering helplessly into me, circa the summit of Lamagan: nasal system at meltdown, sweat beading on each earlobe and doing that thing black dogs do in the sun - human beings think it is a smile, but it’s not: it’s a teeth-filter for bugs, as the critter gags for oxygen. The teeth tried to open, but couldn’t and he made a sort of bleating/pleading/dying noise as he floundered on. The objective was to out-walk his wards - age 15 and such - and at the guts of 50 years despite 30 of them in the hills, he had no chance against elastic legs, balloon lungs and innocent determination. And that in some ways is what Slievelamagan is about. The incline on her sultry Southern face is not to be messed with. An advance and rewarding canter off Binnian puts you in the mood for more. Lamagan disabuses you of that. If you are fool enough to maintain a momentum, you will sicken at best, a third of the way up and wish you hadn’t scoffed the cheese sandwiches 20mins earlier. She’s a big oul girl and only the mad or the bad will do her in one lash, that is to say without dropping to their knees for mercy. Postcard pics of the Mournes tend to hide her behind something else. Here be Binnian, here be Bearnagh, here be Donard. Where be Lamagan? Sure, right here under your feet where those sandwiches have just come up. The slabs off her Eastern crags are stupendous and unsettle the best of us, the damp sandy gullies and red peat plugs off her Northern slopes are odd and wonderful and her Western flanks are generally untrailed. Best from Carrick Little and a protein breakfast, much earlier. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/comment/2438/
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