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Breifne Area   Iron Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A For all tops   Highest summit: Cuilcagh, 665m
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Slieve Anierin Mountain Sliabh an Iarainn A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Iarainn [OSI], 'mountain of the iron') Leitrim County, in Arderin List, Sandstone, sandy shale & shale Bedrock

Height: 585m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H01878 15930 This summit has been logged as climbed by 78 members. Recently by: Lauranna, Cobhclimber, jimbo87, trostanite, dr_banuska, ckilm, mountainmike, scubabenz, frankmc04, simoburn, Garmin, Djouce, chalky, CaptainVertigo, jossarm
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Longitude: -7.972069, Latitude: 54.092539 , Easting: 201878, Northing: 315930 Prominence: 245m,   Isolation: 2.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 601827 815938,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvAnr, 10 char: SlvAnrn
Bedrock type: Sandstone, sandy shale & shale, (Bencroy Sandstone Member)

This area is area is known for its mineral resources, particularly the coal which was mined in the vicinity of Arigna. There were also iron workings beside Lough Allen at the base of this mountain, still operating in the late 19th century. A local legend holds that they were worked by Goibnenn, the smith-god of the Tuatha Dé Danann.   Slieve Anierin is the second highest mountain in the Breifne area and the 329th highest in Ireland. Slieve Anierin is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Breifne area. Slieve Anierin is the third highest point in county Leitrim.

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Between a rock and a Mass place .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
Seeking the elusive Trig Pillar .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
Climbed yesterday. A 06.00 start and a two hour d .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
It was a case of third time lucky following an as .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
Slieve Anierin has a magnificent line of cliffs o .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
absalon on Slieve Anierin, 2004
by absalon  8 Sep 2004
A good start for Sliabh an Iarainn is from the end of the old miners' track in the townland of Mullaghgarve,H023156 H. Ascend steeply to the plateau avoiding the cliffs; then trudge across boggy ground to the highest point. The walk becomes more interesting if one continues on to Knockabell and Bencroy with more extensive views and more easy terrain. A return to base may be made by taking the rough sheep track which runs along the eastern cliffs,passing the pleasant Loch nabellbeg on one's left. A 5 hour walk and a fair amount of energy is expended. One wonders sometimes was the journey really necessary. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/305/comment/1173/
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