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Slieve Meelmore Mountain Sliabh Míol Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Míol Mór [PNNI], 'big mountain of the ants') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 680m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30594 28702 This summit has been logged as climbed by 486 members. Recently by: daithileonard, clacon, Iamcan, ericjones, lw24, Aidy, thomas_g, stevebullers, MichaelG55, t.jay, chairmanmiah, Ben-Ban, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, susanc
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.000668, Latitude: 54.189586 , Easting: 330594, Northing: 328702 Prominence: 109m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 730479 828585,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvMlm, 10 char: SlvMlmr
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

A substantial tower has been built on the summit. The spot height is given as 704m on the 1:25,000 map, but this does not square with the contours, which only go up to 680m. Spellack (speilic, ' a splintery rock') is a spur on Slieve Meelmore.   Slieve Meelmore is the 142nd highest summit in Ireland.

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Previous contributor CSD calls this a fairly easy .. by tsunami   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore)
 
Another nice view - this time of Bernagh, with a .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore)
 
Anyone out there done the Seven Sevens? I hope t .. by OonaghG   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore)
 
The Seventh Seven?
by Gribster  23 Aug 2010
I have climbed Slieve Meelmore quite a few times now, including twice as part of the mis-named Mourne Seven Sevens event which takes place every summer. A Mourne Seven is any summit in the Mourne Mountains which is higher than 700m. There has clearly been some confusion about the height of this summit, and I'd like to clarify things once and for all. Some previous editions of the old OSNI 1:25,000 Mourne Country Outdoor Pursuits Map show a spot height of 704m at the stone tower located at the corner of the Mourne Wall which crosses the summit. Contours are shown on the map at 10m intervals and the highest contour on Slieve Meelmore has a value of 680m - there is neither a 690m nor a 700m contour shown on this summit. The stone tower is no more than four or five metres tall, therefore the top of the tower can't possibly be any higher than 695m. The actual summit of Slieve Meelmore is located at a cairn beside the wall about 200m south of the tower - still below the 690m contour. It is quite clear that the 704m spot level was a typo which appeared in one of the earlier editions of the Mourne map and escaped correction for a few years. The Mourne Country Outdoor Pursuits Map has since been replaced by the Mourne Activity Map, which shows a more accurate spot height of 687m at the summit cairn - the highest contour on Slieve Meelmore remains to be the 680m. I have also taken a GPS elevation reading of 685m at the summit with an accuracy of 6m. When the Mourne Seven Sevens event was first organised, the map showed seven summits - including Slieve Meelmore - with heights of more than 700m. To this day, the organisers still state that all heights are taken from the 1990 edition of the map - despite the fact that a corrected version has since become available. Unfortunately, this summit doesn't qualify as the Mournes Seventh Seven - there are only six Sevens - however it does offer great views and is well worth a visit. Also, although the summit of Slieve Meelmore is lower than that of Slieve Meelbeg, the name refers to its larger volume. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/6044/
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A view of the tower which is decribed above and a .. by tsunami   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore)
 
Coming off Meelmore on a warm March afternoon .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore)
 
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