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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 281 members. Recently by: mgtrose, IainT, BigFly, DelStewart, whoRya, marcw, lw24, Humpelman, jackill, Aidy, millsd1, IndyMan, pearnett, guestuser, ChrisStr3
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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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Great climb but found it harder than the high sug .. by seanandbrita   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
Highly recommended, but do not underestimate this .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
The name na Círíní Géar (Keeringear) was collecte .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
I climbed Slieve League earlier this year. The sc .. by david bourke   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve League in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: Slieve League 6" Map
 
dmcdonag on Slieve League, 2007
by dmcdonag  31 May 2007
To add to the One Man's Pass debate... On the 6" maps there is the ridge leading up to the summit called "one Man's Pass". This is also marked on the Discovery series sheet 10. But to the south of the Keeringear ridge there is the One Man's Path. This is not marked on the Discovery series maps. Is this the confusion between the ridge and the rocky step?
Unfortuately I haven't climbed the mountain, but I intend to take a print out of the 6" map and verify it in the field. I've attached a copy of the 6" map indicating both the pass and the path. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/2719/
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My two'penneth on the Keeringear "rib of rock", f .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
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