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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 540 members. Recently by: paulmcquaid, Helenha, danifergie87, kitchen, Franky, Grainnew, Lauranna, MichaelG55, geohappy, 21yearsgone, declanohagan, colmdoggett, DelStewart, dillonkdy, paddyobpc
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Longitude: -6.216199, Latitude: 54.043405 , Easting: 316902, Northing: 311934 Prominence: 494m,   Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 716825 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 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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Fantastic wee hill for a short day. Fine views in .. by ricky k   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Last Saturday, a trio of us headed up Sliabh Foye .. by davema   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Barnavave from Slieve Foye
 
Brandypad on Slieve Foye, 2010
by Brandypad  20 Mar 2010
It was 10.15 on Tuesday 16th March when I left the car-park at Tourist Office in Carlingford. I followed the signs from the village, westwards up the street past the butchers shop on the corner. After a steady climb (and a few stops to admire the increasingly spectacular view over the village and across Carlingford Lough) I reached the Gap where I turned left and visited Barnavave. After a break here to take on some water I headed straight in the direction of Slieve Foye which had been beckoning me seductively while I dallied on Barnavave.

When I arrived at the summit , after a brisk walk and gentle ascent , I was not disappointed. As the wind whistled around me at the trig point, I thought to myself : it doesn't get much better than this. The summit is interesting and ruggedly different to those that I'm more used to in my beloved Mournes (which I admired, with a sigh, in the distance). The views from Foye are immense; the rest of the Cooleys,Slieve Gullion, Carlingford Lough, Warrenpoint , Rostrevor etc......and of course the Mournes, which looked great from an angle I'd never seen them from before.

It must have been my lucky day. While gazing into the distance, I was joined on the summit by a young local couple with an Alsatian dog(whom I had spotted earlier near the Gap). We started to chat and in a short time I had learned about the history and folklore of the area. If my teachers at school , almost 50 years ago !, had been as enthusiastic and knowledgable as these two I may have learned more !! They even advised me on what book to buy to read up on local history etc.

We met up again just below Eagles Rock and continued along the Slieve Foye Loop. By the time we had finished chatting I realized that we were back in Carlingford ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/4523/
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went up last week of march 04. Parked at the car .. by soupie01   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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