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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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The Quest for the top via the Holy G Trail
by Gerryor  26 Jul 2011
I climbed The Mountain of Iron on Tuesday 19th July 2011. Mixed weather with sunny spells and a few light showers. Good visibility from the top. I basically followed the 'G' waymarked trail (as described here) from Point A (famine memorial seat) to the mass rock and then up to the summit plateau and a trudge to the top. I found the remains of an old bridge near the top suggesting an ancient route. Summit marker relatively easy to find - in the middle of a 'lake' of peat (again as shown here) which is a bit claggy but you can walk on it. I descended straight down to fence next to mine track and returned to start. I called in to Aghacashel PO and spoke to Jackie Lee who is the local co-ordinator. He told me that they are hoping to acquire funding for more leaflets and upgraded display boards. In the meantime the display boards outside the PO describe further walks in the area which I hope to do on a future visit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/305/comment/6434/
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I climbed this from Drumshanbo, however it is pos .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
Sunday - Jan 31st 2010. Weather : Cold/ frosty, r .. by Barty1958   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
Climbed this recently via the route outlined by e .. by Jaak   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
Climbed on Sunday 20/4/08 using the following rou .. by donieg   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
No access permitted at point A .. by Djouce   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
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