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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
Place visited by 154 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, jmcunningham, DeltaP, scottwalker, jimmytherabbit, liz50, Geo, millsd1, johncromie, sir_boba_fett, IainT, Wildrover, Jdunne365, vmchale, Cobhclimber
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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 261st highest in Ireland.

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Climbed Slieve Snaght on a fine Sunday afternoon .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
Nightime ascent with Sheila 'Neantog' McDaid 31st .. by retepcooper   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
Went up Slieve Snaght on 23rd April. Weather had .. by orua   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
Climbed Slieve Snaght (Inishowen) on Saturday 31s .. by tyfan   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
Having climbed from the west i tackled the "short .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
Great climb but disappointing summit experience
by Jdunne365  14 Jul 2016
Just to say that I climbed this today. The memorial plaque at the trig pillar has been smashed. I don't know how long ago or how long it has been there but if you know anyone who was involved in placing it there perhaps you could let them know before they go up and find out for themselves. Unfortunately there are some sad people climbing mountains in Ireland these days! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/18596/
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