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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
I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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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St. Patrick's Day 17th March 2008 - A great day f .. by robvic   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: View from Slieve Foye
three5four0 on Slieve Foye, 2010
by three5four0  5 Jan 2010
Revisited Slieve Foye just as the current cold weather arrived. Was interested to find new way marked ways, including a new Slieve Foye / Carlingford Mountain loop walk. We followed this up hill towards the summit, then it got a bit erratic, with the markers suddenly veering out right onto the s/e face, with one marker pole seemingly stranded by itself out on broken ground . Which may prove a bit misleading if you were descending towards this post in the opposite direction, i.e. it would lead you out onto more broken ground than you would want to be on.

From the summit there is a series of flashes on the rocks (painted and plastic versions ) which lead off, before directing you down towards the forest. Fair enough, they then change direction totally, guiding you along the bench that runs along the n/e side of the hill. Well they would, but the markers are a bit scarce around this change of direction, before changing once more to a direct descent towards the forest. Which of course changes again, pointing you across more broken ground (out crops), after finding the next poll lying on the ground, we decided to make our own way round the hill.

Hopefully this is work in progress, and will be sorted in time for this years tourist season, if not you could have some very confused people wondering aimlessly around the hill looking for a way back to Carlingford and then there is the tourist to consider as well! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/4327/
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climbed 10.4.04 parking in Slievefoy Forest, trav .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
Traverse of the Cooley Mountains For those wishi .. by three5four0   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
With seemingly the whole of the East Coast and pe .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
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