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Cooley/Gullion Area   Cooley Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 23, OSI/LPS Maps: 28, 29, 35, 36 
Highest place:
Slieve Foye, 589m
Maximum height for area: 589 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 494 metres,

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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 301st highest in Ireland. Slieve Foye is the most easterly summit and also the second most southerly in the Cooley/Gullion area. Slieve Foye is the highest point in county Louth.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Lower Slopes of Slieve Foye from Carlingford Village.
 
mneary34 on Slieve Foye, 2005
by mneary34  27 Oct 2005
On 22nd October 2005 myself and Tom Milligan set out on a sunny morning to traverse the Cooleys from Carlingford village to Black Mountain and back. We parked in the tourist office car park in the village, walked through the village and took the northern headed Tain Trail. We departed from the trail on the left hand side of the wood shown in the photo which is the southern side of the wood. From there it is a steep direct climb to the summit and some scrambling is required if the line is to be maintained, so it is a route that may not suit everybody. Due to low cloud and poor visibility a bearing had to be taken to take us along the ridge past Eagle Rock and at J 157 136 A we changed direction and headed for Windy Gap. A combination of compass guidance and GPS 'Go to' took us from there although between The Split Rock and Ravens Rock all cleared and the wood south of Windy Gap came into view. We headed along its north eastern side and then descended along its northern side towards Windy Gap. This descent beside the Wood is steep and I would think especially in damp wet conditions should be avoided. We arrived at Windy Gap after a climb along this segment of the walk of 700 metres and 7 k in 2 hours 40 minutes. See Black Mountain for a continuation of the trek. In the attached photo the top of the forest is at the 250 metre contour and the top of the visible mountain is at 400 metres approx so there is another 200 metres approx covered in cloud. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/2021/
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Foye (left) and Barnavave (right) as seen from Co .. by tsunami   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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