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Slieve Foye Mountain Sliabh Feá A name in Irish
also Carlingford Mountain an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh Feá [GE], 'mountain of rushes') County Highpoint of Louth, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Undifferentiated, or layered gabbro 1-4 Bedrock

Height: 589m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29&36A Grid Reference: J16902 11934
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Longitude: -6.216215, Latitude: 54.043405 , Easting: 316902, Northing: 311934 Prominence: 494m,  Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 716824 811942,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvFy, 10 char: SlvFoye
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated, or layered gabbro 1-4, (Layered Gabbro)

Locally the name is understood as Sliabh Fathaigh, 'mountain of the giant', and this ties in with local lore about a giant being discernible among the summit rocks [KM, personal comment]. Also called Carlingford Mountain.   Slieve Foye is the highest mountain in the Cooley/Gullion area and the 318th highest in Ireland. Slieve Foye is the second most easterly summit in the Cooley/Gullion area. Slieve Foye is the highest point in county Louth.

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It was 10.15 on Tuesday 16th March when I left th .. by Brandypad   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
went up last week of march 04. Parked at the car .. by soupie01   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
A freezing cold December day! We descended along .. by gary   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
 
gary on Slieve Foye, 2004
by gary  29 Dec 2004
We parked the cars at the road intersection known as Windy Gap and headed up to ‘The Foxes Rock’ 384m and followed the ridge up to Slieve Foye 589m. We took the southerly descent from the summit avoiding some of the steeper ground to the SE. We continued up to Barnavave and then backtracked to the saddle and down the path to Carlingford village where we had parked another car.
The weather was horrendous and at the same time beautiful! The snow was coming in sideways like grit hitting your face. Underfoot was slippy in places and the high winds could easily have caused you to loose your balance. There are also quite a few nasty drops of the ridge (so stay well away).
Our group consisted of experienced hill walkers but you wouldn’t want to have been caught up there (on the day in question) with a group of children!!! It was too dangerous for that.
PHOTO: I believe this was ‘The White Bog’ which you come upon while descending from ‘The Ravens Rock’ when walking in a south-easterly direction along the ridge to Slieve Foye. It was very cold and gusty.
PS My grey hat should be lying around here somewhere :) From now on I will always pack a spare hat!!
I did say it was blowy didn’t I? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/1378/
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I was led to believe that this mountain was a bit .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Barnavave .. by pogorman   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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