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Breifne Area   Iron Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,
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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 place has been logged as visited by 87 members. Recently by: hilde, markmjcampion, PeakPaul, ciaranr, sglennon, bryanmccabe, jlk, melohara, supersullivan, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, jimbo87, trostanite, dr_banuska, ckilm
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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 327th 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)
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Picture: Lough Nabellbeg backed by cliffs of Slieve Anierin
gerrym on Slieve Anierin, 2006
by gerrym  10 Jun 2006
Slieve Anierin has a magnificent line of cliffs on the E side (the map also shows cliffs to the W but i did not have the opportunity to explore these) which zig zag in and out, so opening up changing views and hiding what is to come next. I approached from the N via Knockacullion, from where the delightful first line of cliffs above Lough Nabellbeg comes into view. There is good ground atop the cliffs and the going is easy as the ground gently ascends high above the lough which sparkled in the bright sunhine. The views back along the escarpment of Knockacullion are great from here, and futher past Bencroy, Benbrack, Benbeg to the daddy of them all - Cuilcaigh. There is a sheep trail some 20 - 30 ft below the track at the top of the cliffs which i dropped down onto and followed for some distance above the lough. There is some exposure here but for anyone who likes that little bit more of a challenge it is worth the effort for the views. There is quite a steep little climb to get back up to the top as round the corner for the next bank of cliffs The walking continues to be good above the cliffs, eventually reach the end of the line at a pointed stone, with views down to Lough Allen. To keep myself occupied i played "count the loughs" and got up to 48 from this vantage point in okay visibility - can you do better? From here head NW for the actual summit, thre presence of railway sleepers suggests vechiles where present here at one time, but for what reason? The top is like the other hills in the area in being non descript. I did not linger and headed back to the cliff edge as soon as possible. I dropped down to the base of the cliffs from the col with Knockacullion, back to the road past the transmiter stations and to the base of Benbrack where i camped for the night at the edge of the forest in fairly damp conditions before leaving the next morning. Had a fantastic couple of days here, which was enough to do most of the hills in the area. No other people on the tops of the hills and they are an area that i would quite happily return to in the future. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/305/comment/2394/
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