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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Snaght in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Looking over Mintiaghs Lough & Bulbin towards Urris Hills, Raghtin More & Raghtin Beg from Snaght
 
eflanaga on Slieve Snaght, 2006
by eflanaga  26 Feb 2006
(Climbed 06.02.24) Having topped Crocknamaddy & Slieve Main (first part of walk) I reached the col beneath Slieve Snaght (C421379 G). From here it should have been a straightforward ascent, similar in nature to that I had just negotiated to make the top of Slieve Main. However, the climb was now a little further east than before and I wasn’t afforded the protection I had enjoyed while climbing Main. It made for a pretty miserable ascent. The rain, wind, and most notably the gusts which felt much stronger than the predicted 15-20 mph, appeared intent on hurling me of the mountain. Cold and feeling suitably miserable I approached the summit entreating Zeus (Weather God) to at least have the good grace to afford me a clear spell on the summit to take some pictures. He must have been listening because just as I cleared the top, the clouds, as if by magic were swept away, revealing the rock strewn summit, with its numerous mini-cairns and the large rock structure surrounding the Trig point. Unfortunately, while Zeus may have been magnanimous, my camera batteries and the spares decided to chuck a collective wobbly. After some minutes of violent shaking I managed to get one set to take half a dozen pics before they packed it in completely. Being cold and miserable I decided not to dawdle any longer at the Trig point and set a bearing of 246 degrees SW for the 4.5K trek back to Fallask. This route took me west of Slieve Main crossing the Sruthancarragh (C415385 H) after about 1K from the summit. Maintaining the same bearing crossing slightly marshy ground at times, I reached the Kinnego Rd via a track in a newly planted forested area. From here it was a five minute walk back to the car and time for a hot drink, quick lunch and twenty minute drive (via Clonmany) to Urrismenagh, the start of the final leg to the summit of Raghtin More (See Raghtin More for final part of walk). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/2199/
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