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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 279 members. Recently by: BigFly, DelStewart, whoRya, marcw, lw24, Humpelman, jackill, Aidy, millsd1, IndyMan, pearnett, guestuser, ChrisStr3, PPruz, Krumel
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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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Climbed this mountain today, April 19th 2009. A .. by paulca   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
On Sat. May 30th 2009 my friend and I started wa .. by kevin dockery   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
Weather conditions are so perfect now for the hil .. by DonieG   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
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Real One Mans Pass at Kerringear .. by darrenf   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve League in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: One of the views along the walk
 
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by Aidy  26 Jun 2016
Not much to add to the comments on this amazing mountain, except to say that One Man's Pass was a dawdle really, (unlike the lower, terrifying One Man's Path). Just want to share the views really. There were loads of visitors, and I heard a passing American tell his friends that he had been on trips to many of the world's famous scenic places but nothing topped Slieve League. I found it easy to believe him. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/18587/
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