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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 77 members. Recently by: Cobhclimber, jimbo87, trostanite, dr_banuska, ckilm, mountainmike, scubabenz, frankmc04, simoburn, Garmin, Djouce, chalky, CaptainVertigo, jossarm, Ulsterpooka
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Longitude: -7.972069, Latitude: 54.09253 , Easting: 201878, Northing: 315930 Prominence: 245m,   Isolation: 2.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 601827 815937,   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 326th 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Anierin in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: It's out there somewhere!
 
Seeking the elusive Trig Pillar
by wicklore  3 Nov 2010
Commentators have mentioned the difficulty in finding the concrete plinth that houses an Ordnance survey disc marking the summit of Slieve Anierin.
The summit area is relatively flat, with a large area of feet-sucking wet black bog. This danger zone is interspersed with patches of heathery peat, rising from the muck and inviting the explorer to jump from peat hag to peat hag like something out of an Indiana Jones film!

The Holy Grail trig plinth that the intrepid explorer seeks is lying on one of the low peat hags towards the centre of the whole mess at H01880 15930 D. It would be easy to miss and may take just a little perseverance to find. But knowing that it lies on a largish peat hag island should help you to get there! It is almost pointless to expect to see it until you are quite close as it is only a couple of inches high! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/305/comment/6158/
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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)
 
A good start for Sliabh an Iarainn is from the en .. by absalon   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
 
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