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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: Trig surrounded by stone circle
Snowy Mountain 50th
by volsung  18 Apr 2012
Visited Slieve Snaght on my 50th birthday just to see if I was still fit for a nice hard boggy vertical slog. I was and it was well worth it. Left Carndonagh on the R242 in the direction of Quigley's Point. Take a right at L1381 road which leads to a stony mountain road. Follow up to a T junction. You can park the car and easily turn it back down the mountain path. Then follow the path to the left which will lead you to a gate thus avoiding the need to climb over a sheep fence. From here I just took a beeline for the summit. The lower reaches can be boggy. All terrain vehicles used by the farmers and turf-cutters have ripped the place up. However as you move higher there is pleasant moss and heather underfoot. I met a second sheep fence further up but it is easily crossed. It took about 1 and a half hours to get to the summit. I was rewarded with fine views of Benevenagh, Inishtrahull, Lough Swilly and as far away as possibly Islay. The top is a fascinating wasteland of cairns and stone. I noticed a rather intrusive stone memorial has been put up right next to the trig point area commemorating a local man. I have mixed feelings about this. From the wording he will be a much missed person but I can't help thinking if everyone wanted a memorial that size on their favourite hill would they not just become rather high cemetaries? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/6771/
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