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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 place has been logged as visited by 555 members. Recently by: DeltaP, johnballinger, bigmac63, jimmytherabbit, Nuala-Mc1, asgoodasitgets, Dee68, k_mcdermott, NualaMc, LorraineG60, Daingean, Juanita, torbreck, LorraineG, Hadleigh
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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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from Carlingford .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Fantastic wee hill for a short day. Fine views in .. by ricky k   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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davema on Slieve Foye, 2006
by davema  12 Dec 2006
Last Saturday, a trio of us headed up Sliabh Foye, having attended a wedding in Carlingford on Friday night. Nice weather, sunny and windy - as long as the rain didn't show up, we were set! We followed the Tain trail out of carlingford and once out on the hillside, we abandoned the trail and pretty much headed straight towards the peak. Gets steep towards the top, but nothing too arduous. At the top, the wind was howling, and most of the puddles were iced up. (it even threatened to snow at one point!) We continued north-west along the ridge to the Eagles Rock (J151132 A - where we saw two eagle-styled birds flying around). We then turned north-east and followed a small river along a steep descent to the forest below. At the point where the river enters the forest, a path can be followed downhill to a small car park. Turn right here, and follow the forest road back to carlingford (keeping left at an obvious junction). Took us about 3.5 hours, not hanging around for too long. A nice day out, good views in all directions. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/2574/
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Fittingly, this was my last of the Cooley/Gullion .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Yes! This is an exceptional mountain! The views i .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
It was 10.15 on Tuesday 16th March when I left th .. by Brandypad   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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