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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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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)
tyfan on Slieve Snaght, 2008
by tyfan  6 Jun 2008
Climbed Slieve Snaght (Inishowen) on Saturday 31st May 2008 a beautiful clear sunny morning. We started our climb from a point on the Turk / Glentogher road 445378 A at a point where there is parking for a car to the side of a tractor track heading to the hill. We walked this track to where it disappears and skirted round the side of Damph, until we reached the col at the bottom of Slieve Snaght. We summited snaght from the col and enjoyed a magnifient view with our lunch at the cairn 1Hr 25min from start. We desended Snaght on the western side of the col and continued to the top of Slieve Main ,and then on to cairns at the top of Crocknamaddy.
We virtually retraced our steps keeping to the higher ground to the top of Slieve Main again and then descended SE across rough ground ,summited Damph and took a leisurely stroll back to the car.
Total climb time 1045 - 1445 ( 4 hrs ) , with time for a cooling pint in the drift inn before heading home. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/3154/
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Having climbed from the west i tackled the "short .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
big, round, boring,heavy going but v. good view f .. by vcavanagh   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
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