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Slieve League Mountain Sliabh Liag A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Liag [DUPN], 'mountain of the flagstones') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Black graphitic pelitic schist Bedrock

Height: 596.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G54400 78400 This summit has been logged as climbed by 280 members. Recently by: IainT, BigFly, DelStewart, whoRya, marcw, lw24, Humpelman, jackill, Aidy, millsd1, IndyMan, pearnett, guestuser, ChrisStr3, PPruz
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Longitude: -8.707214, Latitude: 54.651661 , Easting: 154400, Northing: 378400 Prominence: 470m,   Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 554359 878393,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvLg, 10 char: SlvLg
Bedrock type: Black graphitic pelitic schist, (Glencolumbkille Pelite Formation)

The quartzite on Slieve League splits into flagstones and was used for flooring or roof tiles. The mountain is noted for its spectacular array of cliffs descending straight from the summit to the sea, and for the dramatic One Man's Pass (Casán an Aonair). This narrow arete leading to the summit is not for the faint-hearted, especially on a windy day. All the same, it is a doddle beside the route taken in the 19th century by the botanist H.C. Hart, who traversed the cliffs of Slieve League at half-height, 1,000 ft. above the sea and 1,000 ft. below the summit. The entire journey, ending at Malin Beg, took him three days. At one point he was astonished to see footprints in front of him on this precipitous route. As he rounded the next eminence, he met an old man with his son, both eating samphire flowers. The old man was in a state of consternation to see a stranger there and pleaded with him to turn back, but Hart carried on. He reported that the route is known as Thone-na-Culliagh (prob. Tóin na Caillí). Robert Lloyd Praeger was very enthusiastic about the wide range of alpine plants on the north face above Lough Agh. There was a hermitage on Slieve League connected with St. Assicus of Elphin, Co. Roscommon. The ruins are the piles of stone still to be seen just NE of the One Man's Pass.   Slieve League is the highest mountain in the Donegal SW area and the 296th highest in Ireland. Slieve League is the second most westerly summit in the Donegal SW area.

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One Man’s Pass or Casán an Aonair in Irish is the .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Slieve League)
On the Monday after I had climbed Lavagh More, I .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slieve League)
The approach to Slieve League is quite an experie .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve League)
My favourite mountain. The views are magnificent .. by Clunarra   (Show all for Slieve League)
The long, long way down...
by Peter Walker  12 Apr 2014
Just a quick comment to highlight a clip I found on YouTube depicting a 'first person' crossing of One Man's Path/Pass/That Exposed Rib At Kerringeer. I've always found that still photos didn't quite get across the true nature of the situation, and this does it admirably.


Credit to Malcolm Haire who shot it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/15989/
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