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Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore

Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.

Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh

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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)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Anierin in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: John Moore (Scotland) & yours truly brought to his knees in search for Aneirin's elusive summit Tri
eflanaga on Slieve Anierin, 2007
by eflanaga  5 Aug 2007
It was a case of third time lucky following an ascent to the summit of Aneirin, along with Ronnie Irvine & John Moore (from Scotland), last Wednesday.I finally managed to find the base of the summit Trig Point after failing to do so in the mist-enshrouded conditions prevailing on my previous two visits. Our approach on this occasion was roughly the same as described by Gerrym (below) i.e. starting at Bencroy IH 05731 19503 G and taking in Knockacullion on the way to Aneirin. The Trig base lies atop of one of the numerous peat-hags that litter the top of the mountain (Bencroy was worse). Conditions throughout the walk were wet underfoot, not surprising given all the recent rainfall, and interspersed with a good deal of trudging through deep heather. However, a great part of the walk was completed in relatively clear and warm weather. Views from the escarpment were wonderful. This is the same escarpment upon which legend tells us Gráinne & Diarmuid were pursued in their flight from the jilted Fionn McCumhail. 'Leaba Ghráinne' or Gráinne's Bed is supposed to be up on the mountain somewhere. Anyone any ideas where that may be? Return to starting point was via the wide expanse of bogland below the escarpment. The going was tough in the long heather/grass and became doubly so as we laboured through a 40 minute deluge, which only relented as we approached the car. An enjoyable five-hour trek despite the underfot conditions and deluge. Thanks to Ronnie for the photograph. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/305/comment/2787/
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Slieve Anierin has a magnificent line of cliffs o .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
A good start for Sliabh an Iarainn is from the en .. by absalon   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
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