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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 1145 members. Recently by: Golly, paulmcquaid, nmoran, David-Guenot, Helenha, maike, oldpragmatist, danifergie87, Dee68, GillSte, William-J, IainT, Lauranna, Bunsen7, HeartTrek
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Longitude: -5.920898, Latitude: 54.180238 , Easting: 335796, Northing: 327690 Prominence: 822m,   Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 735715 827695,   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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Climbed from the Donard car park on a Saturday, w .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slieve Donard)
 
It seems most of our number respectfully adhered .. by Spiderman   (Show all for Slieve Donard)
 
Finally got to make my debut in hill walking yest .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Donard)
 
Slieve Donard - Sat 08 April 06 - There are comme .. by Southern Man   (Show all for Slieve Donard)
 
soupie01 on Slieve Donard, 2004
by soupie01  27 Mar 2004
Went up on 24/03/04, parked at donard car park and followed the glen river trail all the way to the mourne wall between donard and commedagh.
As i am still fairly new to hill walking I found the walk to the summit from here tough going,having to stop twice for a rest, but at the summit the views were amazing out over the irish sea to the isle of man, north to belfast and beyond and inland across the mournes, i have some pictures that i will upload,

All in all a great days walk, took me about 4 1/2 hours with about 15 mins at top for lunch Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/19/comment/896/
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