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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 This place has been logged as visited by 152 members. Recently by: DeltaP, scottwalker, jimmytherabbit, liz50, Geo, millsd1, johncromie, sir_boba_fett, IainT, Wildrover, Jdunne365, vmchale, Cobhclimber, sp.osullivan, sperrinlad
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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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pdtempan on Slieve Snaght, 2006
by pdtempan  14 Aug 2006
Climbed Slieve Snaght on a fine Sunday afternoon in late July - and met not a soul. Beautiful views W to Lough Swilly and Derryveagh beyond, E to Rathlin and Kintyre and a glimpse of Islay and Jura to the N. The numerous cairns and stones set upright on the summit of Slieve Snaght are probably a relic from a time when the mountain was climbed as part of a pilgrimage. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/2456/
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Nightime ascent with Sheila 'Neantog' McDaid 31st .. by retepcooper   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
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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   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
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