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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
Place visited by 567 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, mlmoroneybb, Krumel, PeterKirk, IainT, marchiggins, torbreck, msammon, oakesave, Mike32chp, sarahryanowen, Singo, Bunsen7, DeltaP, johnballinger
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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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Straightforward ascents for great views. .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
from Carlingford .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
We climbed Slieve Foye on Saturday 13th February .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Something for everyone .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
(Continued from Ravens Rock) As I approached Slie .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Irish Gabbro!
by IainT  22 Aug 2017
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slieve Foye was made of it, or I'd have paid it a visit years ago. My loss, as the ridge traverse is a superb half day, with myriads of lovely rough rock tors to clamber around on. I started from the high road on the SW, about 300m north of the school (space for about 3 cars). The Tain Way is signed up to the ridge, then follow the latter over the main summit and numerous minor ones (more than the map shows) to Eagles Rock, taking in as much rock as you fancy. Bear left to Ravens Rock then head south to pick up a good track leading out to the road about a mile from your car. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/19686/
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