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Slieve Snaght Mountain Sliabh Sneachta A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Sneachta [DUPN], 'mountain of snow') Donegal County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Psammitic schist with pebbly grit beds Bedrock

Height: 615m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C42450 38992
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Longitude: -7.334205, Latitude: 55.195918 , Easting: 242450, Northing: 438992 Prominence: 600m,  Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 642391 938943,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv615, 10 char: SlvSngh615
Bedrock type: Psammitic schist with pebbly grit beds, (Upper Crana Quartzite Formation)

There is a tradition of pilgrimage to Slieve Snaght and a well near the summit is associated with a cure for blindness (Tobar na Súl) [Colhoun]. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 145-46) for details of the festive assembly on Slieve Snaght. The mountain is said to be so named because snow lies on it until the fair of Carndonagh, which is the 21st of May [OSNB]. Its satellites are Slieve Main, Crocknamaddy and Damph. A limelight erected on the summit of Slieve Snaght was observed on Divis by the Ordnance Survey in 1825. This enabled them to establish trigonometrical baselines and link the Irish survey to the English one, before going on to survey the whole country of Ireland.   Slieve Snaght is the highest mountain in the Inishowen area and the 247th highest in Ireland.

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Boggy footed summit with great sea and mountain v .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Snaght in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: the fantastic summit of S Snaght
 
gerrym on Slieve Snaght, 2008
by gerrym  10 Oct 2008
'Walk Guide West of Ireland' (P.Simms & T. Whilde) gives a route from the east at 443369 E but I took the advice of Paddy Dillon in 'The Mountains of Ireland' where he describes this as "the shortest, boggiest and least inspiring route". I started from a bog track on the west at 408423 C, can park here where track forks. Walk up track , turn left and ford stream, turn right and at small quarry head onto hillside in front , aiming for some large boulders. There are a series of rises separated by flat areas of bog. The ground becomes rockier as approach the minor summit of Slieve Snaghtbeg (505 m) which is topped by a cairn. Cross over gap to the south for the climb to the summit. The summit is a weird scape of rocks and boulders, with cairns and very large walled trig point - it does feel other worldly (see pic for a little flavour). There are good views west across to Ragtin More and Urris Hills behind the shapely Bulbin and south to neighbouring Slieve Main. On a good day I am sure the views would be much more extensive. One and a half hours to the top and it is only logical to take in Slieve Main as well.No one else on the hill when I climbed on 23rd April 2004 Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/1069/
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