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Cove Mountain Mountain (no Irish form known) Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 654.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J33661 27080 This summit has been logged as climbed by 359 members. Recently by: David-Guenot, oldpragmatist, feargalf, IainT, bryanjbarry, Kiwitrekker, sandilandsn, robertodon, DelStewart, lw24, eryri, tommccarthy, stevebullers, MichaelG55, Oileanach
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Longitude: -5.953839, Latitude: 54.175328 , Easting: 333661, Northing: 327081 Prominence: 99.78m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 733581 827086,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CvMntn, 10 char: CvMntn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

This name only exists in English, but its origin is, nonetheless, uncertain. It has been interpreted as 'Cave Mountain'. There is a cave passing through a spur which is almost blocked, but, as pointed out in PNNI, this cave is actually on neighbouring Slievelamagan. It is more likely that the word 'cove' refers to the corrie which separates Cove Mountain from Slievelamagan.   Cove Mountain is the 187th highest summit in Ireland.

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A Scotsman and the four winds .. by group   (Show all for Cove Mountain)
 
Les mellieurs bons amis, Porthole, Ath-hole and B .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Cove Mountain)
 
Climbed Cove as part of a 10 mile cicular route. .. by shippy   (Show all for Cove Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cove Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
 
Bleck Cra on Cove Mountain, 2005
by Bleck Cra  8 Feb 2005
Cove Mountain: quick, quick. Got to get to Binnian; got to get to Commedagh. Once in a manic race against shadows, I tripped over truth. Just at the Annalong foot of Cove, I was enticing a walker’s canine outrider into a patted head, as a bribe not to bite me. I enquired of a pleasant woman, it’s companion, her route. She was coming up the Annalong to the foot of Commedagh and then she was going back home to a big Sunday dinner. “And you?” Ah me - what was I not doing, and then after that, conquering the world or better, dying in the attempt. Unaffectedly she said “But why don’t you stop. It’s so pretty.” Simple, true, Cove Mountain - “Why don’t you stop. It’s so pretty.” Don’t underestimate it. To avoid a seizure, warm up before you attack the short but tough pull up her Northern shin. Incidentally, I’m confident a troll lives in her hems - and when indisposed, can make the water flow backwards. Heading up and South, you will take the Aztec route along the lip of some spooky crags and not even know it. You will see the summit and if you can find a track to it, you get to keep the gold. Better still, wing out East, like you might be Icarus, and of a sudden you will be above the Upper Cove crags - and the best seats in the house for the mesmerising and surreal Annalong Valley Show. On a summer’s day, you will stop and drop down amongst hot square boulders and bumble bees, where you will sit like a fat lizard, intoxicated until time to go home. Access by Slieve Beg from the Brandy Pad Track or conversely off Binnian and Lamagan. Cove Mountain. Hurry. Stop. (Pic right). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/181/comment/1470/
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What an interesting mountain! Park at the Carrick .. by Alex92   (Show all for Cove Mountain)
 
The east side of the southern ridge off Slieve Co .. by simon3   (Show all for Cove Mountain)
 
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