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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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To Slieve or not to Slieve ... .. by yambox   (Show all for Slieve League)
This is a view of the knife edge which some regar .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slieve League)
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve League in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: Looking back at "Keeringear"
Alan Lee on Slieve League, 2007
by Alan Lee  7 May 2007
Started this walk on Fri, May 4th, 2007 from "Bunglass" car park and followed the route described by most of the MV members. What can I say that hasn't been said about this mountain, truly amazing, beautiful, breath-taking scenery. Everything went fine over first section covering "Scregeighter"," The Eagles Nest", "Shanbally". Then I came face to face with the notorious "Keeringear" knife edge, "OH MY GOD". After attempting it I bottled it and decided to take the much safer option and follow the eroded path just below the ridge (a good excuse to come back and try again another day). After that a relative stroll brings you to
"One Man's Pass" - Although this could be dangerous in bad weather, it was a beautiful sunny day and very enjoyable to pass. After this I spent quite a bit of time taking in the views around the plateaued summit, beautiful. Then I descented back down "One Man's Pass" making a big mistake by not sticking to the ridge, this was the scariest part for me - far more dangerous. After making it over the pass and thanking the Lord for sparing my mortal soul I descented down the "Pilgrims Path" passing some waterfalls. Then I reached the road turned right, walked to the next road turned right again and followed the road back around to "Bunglass" car park. A truly enjoyable walk in a glorious location, I will be back. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/2687/
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