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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 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Snaght in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Snaght from the South.
 
Boggy footed summit with great sea and mountain views.
Short Summary created by simon3,  19 Sep 2013
Various routes are available for this summit, the only Vandeleur-Lynam on the Inishowen peninsula.
One place to start is from the unfenced road at around C4426 3722 A. While not an inspiring route due to the wet untracked and vegetated terrain, this has the merit of making it easily possible to also go to Damph.

Another eastern route uses the bog road starting at C 450393 B. Or it is possible to start from a bog track to the west at C408423 C. Or from near a derelict cottage at C 392 368 D.

The summit has a collection of amateur cairns built from the plentiful supply of loose rock near the top. Near the trig pillar is a well which supposedly has a cure for eye problems (or maybe a cause?). There are fine views to the Loughs Swilly and Foyle, to the sea, to much of Inishowen, to Muckish and to the Sperrins. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/5010/
 
The heights, successes and perils of hill-surveyi .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
'Walk Guide West of Ireland' (P.Simms & T. Whilde .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
Innishowen's Finest! .. by Heathcliff   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
This is the summit trig pillar on Slieve Snaght ( .. by padodes   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
(Climbed 06.02.24) Having topped Crocknamaddy & S .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Slieve Snaght)
 
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