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SlievelamaganMountainSliabh Lámhagáin A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Lámhagáin [PNNI], 'creeping/crawling mountain')DownCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock
Height:702.2mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29Grid Reference: J32887 26032This 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 I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/