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Slieve Donard Mountain Sliabh Dónairt A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Dónairt [PNNI], 'mountain of (St.) Domhangart') County Highpoint of Down, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 850m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J35796 27690 This summit has been logged as climbed by 1136 members. Recently by: GillSte, William-J, IainT, Lauranna, Bunsen7, HeartTrek, Kiwitrekker, 21yearsgone, damo11, johncromie, declanohagan, colmdoggett, tmsr, robertodon, DeirdreRafter
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Longitude: -5.920976, Latitude: 54.180221 , Easting: 335796, Northing: 327690 Prominence: 822m,   Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 735710 827693,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvDnr, 10 char: SlvDnrd
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland and in 9-county Ulster. St. Domhangart (modern form Dónart), a contemporary of St. Patrick, founded a monastery at Maghera north of Newcastle. According to tradition he was appointed by St. Patrick to guard the surrounding countryside from the summit of Slieve Donard. He is supposed not to have died, but to be a 'perpetual guardian' (see MacNeill, 84-96). In pagan times this mountain was known as Sliabh Slainge. Slainge, the son of Partholon, was the first physician in Ireland. According to the Annals of the Four Masters, he died in Anno Mundi 2533 (2533 years after the creation of the world according to Irish mythology) and was buried here in a cairn. On the top of Slieve Donard there are two cairns, one on the very summit and the other, called the 'Lesser Cairn', on the Ordnance Survey maps, some eight hundred feet to the north-east. Both of them have been much disturbed. The Summit Cairn has been tampered with by sappers and water commissioners: the Lesser cairn has small piles of stones about it, but it is difficult to say whether these are ancient structures or just re-arrangements by modern hands. Dr. Estyn Evans, who calls the Summit Cairn 'the oldest mark of man in the Mournes', says that it is a 'corbelled passage grave of the early Bronze Age.' The Lesser Cairn, he points out, is visible from the sandhills of the shore, although the Summit Cairn is not (MacNeill, 85).   Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in the Mourne Mountains area and the 19th highest in Ireland. Slieve Donard is the highest point in county Down.

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Donalds Hill walking club .. by Derry259   (Show all for Slieve Donard)
Its the highest hill in the mournes but its not t .. by mhughes   (Show all for Slieve Donard)
Bleck Cra on Slieve Donard, 2004
by Bleck Cra  15 Nov 2004
The oldest recorded joke: from the ancient Greek Aristophanes, in his play “The Frogs” ……. a donkey enters stage, on which beast rides the fool Xanthias, who himself carries the burden and complains of a sore back. An audience squeals with delight at this idiot and his foolishness. And so, to mountain bikers. I saw your tracks West of Crannoge and East of Hare’s. Be afraid. Enough. At Maggie’s Lep a week or so back, a wee printed Uster note advised me to move on and not enter a world of helicopters dropping boulders on Donard. This is to make (sic) a run of steps up the great dull one, should the trekker not find her dull enough. And so we save the environment. Give us strength and let us be preserved from such awful pomposity, to wit: if you put steps in, the stinky wee tourist people will go up the steps and not upset millions of acres of incorrigible bog by devising their own route. Of course the fall of this construction is concocted by zealots, so that you and I can’t walk it without tearing a hamstring. And so we wander from said virtuous “path” yard by yard, until we are nearly into the next county. Just stunning. Well I went on anyway. “Ahh the Cra” - they said, “flattened like a frog under a bicycle; by a slab of Mournes granite. Sure it’s the way he would have wanted to go.” No it isn’t. It is November and if I am ever to commend anything, it is to stuff the crag-hops and go instead, mindless walkabout in the foothills. The bracken is red, the holly glistens, the magic mushroooms tease and lone golden beeches stand like druid magicians amongst the spruce. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/19/comment/1323/
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