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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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A fabulous mountain. Superior in so many ways to .. by tsunami   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
On 22nd October 2005 myself and Tom Milligan set .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Foye (left) and Barnavave (right) as seen from Co .. by tsunami   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
The summit ridge of Slieve Foye is a collection o .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: My daughter close to the summit
 
paulocon on Slieve Foye, 2008
by paulocon  19 Oct 2008
Nursing a slight hangover and having being persuaded by my youngest daughter to take her to another mountain, we paid a visit to Slieve Foye on Saturday afternoon. From Carlingford, the mountain is an impressive and imposing sight. The cloud cover that had been apparent as we made out way down the M1 had dissipated by the time were in the village. We started our ascent from the car-park of Slieve Foye forest park (around 2kms out the Omeath road). After going over the stile, you are straight into a fairly steep ascent pretty much all the way up to Eagles rock. The views across Carlingford Lough and onto the slopes of the Mountains of Mourne are simply fantastic with the patchwork of fields being lit sporadically as the sun peaked out from behind the clouds. Swinging left here, we walked along a marshy flat ridge until we came to the stream at which point we started up the mountain again. There's no obvious trail so we picked our own way up. Close to the top, my daughter tired so we choose a large flat stone as a picnic location. I had a quick look over the top of a steep hill in front of us from where I could see the trig point. Followed the same patch back down, note that it's very wet and slippy in places so caution is needed. All in all, a good walk which is challenging in places - just beware the wet ground which I imagine will be treacherous going into the winter. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/3392/
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