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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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A freezing cold December day! We descended along .. by gary   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
We parked the cars at the road intersection known .. by gary   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
I was led to believe that this mountain was a bit .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Barnavave .. by pogorman   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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by Bleck Cra  29 Mar 2011
Perhaps there is a reason why we don’t have Barnavave featured on this site – although I expect we shall be reading one soon. Everything about the Southern Cooleys is exactly unlike everything about their closest neighbours, the Mournes. Their proximity, would indicate some kind of kinship, but these quirky, unusual hills have more in common with the Southern Highlands of Scotland. False tops, flat bogs, grassy approaches with naked rock summits. However as much as the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, so do the Cooleys, so the snoberatti di collini have to bite their tongues when prattling on about Munros, Marilyns and such (who kick off in the main, many hundreds of feet above sea level) in case someone quotes Slieve Foye or Barnavave, both summit spot heights achieved every single inch from sea level.
A mad dash at Slieve Foye – literally out of the middle of Carlingford - will get you into a fairly tough pull up some generous terrain to its rocky top and a trig point. Strange half-feral horses populate its southern slopes and the boggy ground below. Completely heart-melting vistas of beautiful Carlingford, the lough and North to the Mournes, fill the skyline. It seems here you have the magic of northern hills with none of the murkiness of northern politics. Just to compound the point, it is here, beneath Barnavave, a ticked-off Queen Medbh, hunting the bo from the Tain Bo, stopped, had a few pints and showed her bare arse to the North. Plus ca change ….
Barnavave and its various tops emerges from a tangle of whin, heather and barbed wire and is simply petty. Good spot for lunch, pics, binos and badly remembered history lessons. Below, the gentle road home, given you ever want to leave Carlingford. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/6286/
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Wild horses couldn't drag me away .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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