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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 537 members. Recently by: kitchen, Franky, Grainnew, Lauranna, MichaelG55, geohappy, 21yearsgone, declanohagan, colmdoggett, DelStewart, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, Reeks2011, lw24, tommccarthy
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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 317th 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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A freezing cold December day! We descended along .. by gary   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
We parked the cars at the road intersection known .. by gary   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: The King of Louth approaches the summit
murphysw on Slieve Foye, 2005
by murphysw  6 Nov 2005
I was led to believe that this mountain was a bit of a gem and wasn't disappointed! Approaching from Omeath it seems to glower over Carlingford Lough, it certainly looks higher than its 589m. Actually from a distance its rugged appearance reminded me of a giant scone(!), and after a surfeit of roundy Wicklow Hills, this was a pleasant change. We parked in the car park at J167136 A. This was quite full, being the Sunday of a bank holiday weekend, but it seemed to be only young familes out on a Sunday drive. Once on the mountain, it was all to ourselves. It was a nice challenge, quite rocky, but VERY slippy due to its wet slopes. Plenty of scrambling and use of hands required. The rocky ridge led to the summit and a series of breathtaking views. I particularly liked the south facing view as the mountain swept down to the Cooley peninsula. Kilowen point in Co. Down was a useful navigational aid on the descent as you cant see the car park until you get to the bottom. There was plenty of sliding and tripping on the descent! We got back to the car as the heavens opened. The Gods would not be so kind when I went to climb Knockmealdown a few days later! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/2033/
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Barnavave .. by pogorman   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
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Wild horses couldn't drag me away .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
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