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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve League in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: Looking back to the lake above upper bunglas car park and first half of the summit ridge
 
To Slieve or not to Slieve ...
by yambox  4 Aug 2011
Climbed Slieve League from Bunglas upper car park to top along the ridge on June 18th 2011.
Much has been said about Slieve League.
It is a very popular spot for tourists, but they usually stop up the little hill past the upper Bunglas car park. You can always try to park your car at the upper car park, but there's only limited space. Therefore it is recommended to park the car at the lower Bunglas car park left from the closed gate on the road.
From the upper car park, just follow the ridge with the sea at your left hand side. The path is obvious and damaged by many thousands of hillwalkers that come here every year. (On the panel you can see that the authorities don't mention this path anymore, only the pilgrim way is indicated).
You will have to take the one man's pass : 25 m of easy rock with the sea 500 m below. I wouldn't pass it in wet and windy conditions, but otherwise little risk. At the platform go further west and pass the one man's path, a small but easy path towards the summit area. People who have been climbing in the Alps will take both obstacles with the smile on their faces...
Go back the same way or take the pilgrim path if you have more time.
Plenty of kicks when walking this ridge ... disadvantage however is further damage to the path and the ridge with its fragile eco-system ... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/6463/
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This is a view of the knife edge which some regar .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
We got a load of family and friends together over .. by sharkey   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
One Mans Pass .. by darrenf   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
Started this walk on Fri, May 4th, 2007 from "Bun .. by Alan Lee   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
Slieve League is a beautiful climb. It is best c .. by Clunarra   (Show all for Slieve League)
 
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