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Slieve FoyeMountainSliabh 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
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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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/