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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: C42448 39021 This summit has been logged as climbed by 144 members. Recently by: IainT, Wildrover, Jdunne365, vmchale, Cobhclimber, sp.osullivan, sperrinlad, glencree, Docrallying, Kapty, seanc15, Heathcliff, PeteBog, pearnett, Cathal-Kelly
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Longitude: -7.334244, Latitude: 55.196439 , Easting: 242448, Northing: 439021 Prominence: 600m,   Isolation: 1.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 642388 939001,   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 261st highest in Ireland.

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Snowy Mountain 50th .. by volsung   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
Question about this Mountain .. by Wilderness   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Snaght in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Snaght from Slieve Main
 
Inishowen top
by Derry_Danderer  10 Apr 2015
I roughly followed Simoburns track/2774 as a guide to the Damph, Slieve Main and Slieve Snaght loop. Simoburn must've had extra Weetabix that day as it took me an hour longer at 4 hours to complete.
Parking at Point A, a lay-by with a line of sheep troughs, I walked ~100yards back towards Carndonagh direction before turning left up a short farmers track. After a very short time this petered out and I was left to make my own trail the rest of the trip. I made my way to a fence which runs across the valley between Damph and Slieve Main and headed for Damph. The ground to here was very deeply scarred bog, only 4 days of unseasonably warm and dry April weather dried this out enough to limit me to occasional bog hopping. From the West side of the fence I quickly rose to the top of a fairly featureless Damph although I did find a cluster of stones to be a perfect table and seat for lunch with a view across to the next 2 hills.
I descended the same way and followed the fence across the valley once more to the bottom of Slieve Main. There was a bright green track from the top of Slieve Main to the col between it and again part way up Slieve Snacht. It turned out to be bright moss gathered in gullies where the run off made it way down the hills. I could use these given the dry weather and followed to the top of Main. I returned down the same direction and followed the green across the bog and up the start of Snaght. As the moss faded away to heather and then it faded away to rock I gained enough height to see the top of Slieve Snaght come back into view. As described it's a very odd top with lots of small rocks stood up on end pointing to the sky with the trig pillar at the north side surrounded by a dry stone wall. The views on this day were very impressive even if the haze shortened it somewhat. A very worthwhile journey if made tougher by the lack of any discernible tracks, inevitable bog and steady height gain and fall without respite. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/17918/
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Great climb but disappointing summit experience .. by Jdunne365   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
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