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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
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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 place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievelamagan in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slievelamagan as seen from Rocky, Cove to the right
 
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The seventh son
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, jackill,  6 Sep 2017
Slieve Lamagan is one of the roughest of the Mournes, and its south western side rearing above the col connecting with Slieve Binnian is the site of much grunting and cursing by hillwalkers engaged on its ascent. The peak takes the form of a south-north ridge with a lesser gap on the northern side, and with very steep (on the eastern side craggy) flanks.

Park at Carrick Little carpark at J345 219 A, room for 10-15 cars. Note the carpark fills quickly on weekends but it is possible to park on the roadside nearby. Walk up the farm track next the carpark over a stile to open hillside. Follow a rough track beside a wall then forest then open ground. At J321 256 B on the col overlooking Ben Crom dam turn NE and pick your way up Lamagans rocky face following a rough, sometimes indistinct track to the summit.

The aforementioned col can also be approached from the Ben Crom dam itself, following a recently constructed path up to just short of the col (at time of writing; the intention is that it will reach it in due course) before climbing up the rough hillside as mentioned previously. The summit can also be reached from the north over the intervening summits of Slieve Beg and Cove Mountain: the path up the Glen River from Newcastle followed by cutting down to the Brandy Pad constitutes the start of this route.

Lamagan is a fine viewpoint for the other High Mournes, Binnian and Bearnagh in particular, but the higher ground nearby takes substantial slices out of the more distant prospects. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/comment/4866/
 
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