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Pigeon Rock Mountain Mountain Droim Lao A name in Irish
(Ir. Droim Lao [PNNI], 'ridge of the calf') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 534m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J26132 25030
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Longitude: -6.06993, Latitude: 54.158818 , Easting: 326132, Northing: 325030 Prominence: 139m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 726053 825035,   GPS IDs, 6 char: PgnRck, 10 char: PgnRckMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

The Irish and English names are unrelated. Pigeon Rock is a crag overlooking the road from Kilkeel to Hilltown.   Pigeon Rock Mountain is the 432nd highest place in Ireland.

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Part of the birdie walk, including the Cock, the .. by craigo   (Show all for Pigeon Rock Mountain)
 
Western Mournes Hike
by hbowman1  25 Sep 2011
I climbed this mountain yesterday as part of an A to B walk. Starting from Deers Meadow we followed the Mourne Wall up Pigeon. Would strongly recommend gaiters for this area in the Mournes as it is very marshy. The summit offers fine views of Spelga Dam. After a short break, we continued to follow the wall to Slievemoughanmore. For anyone who has not climbed this mountain, I would advise not to stick to the wall upon reaching the summit. The summit cairn is approx 50 metres away from the wall and offers a great 360 degree panorama. Straight ahead lies the Spelga Dam. Turning anti-clockwise, Slievenamiskan, Cock, Hen, Rocky, Tornamrock, Pierce's Castle, Eagle, Knockchree, Pigeon, Muck, Carn, Slieveloughshannagh, Meelbeg, Meelmore, Bernagh and Commedagh come into view. Further afield, Slieve Croob and Slieve Foye can be seen on a clear day. I dont think there are many mountains which boast a greater 360 viewpoint in the Mournes. After lunch, we descended towards the Windy Gap. Upon reaching this point, we traversed around Eagle mountain towards Pierce's Castle. I think this is another very fine viewpoint in the Western Mournes. We completed the walk by following the path towards Leitrim Lodge. The full walk was 8.5 kms. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/387/comment/6531/
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We approached the summit from Slievenaman Rd at 2 .. by csd   (Show all for Pigeon Rock Mountain)
 
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Approached from Cock Mountain as part of our Spel .. by paulocon   (Show all for Pigeon Rock Mountain)
 
There is a fairly large cairn at the north end of .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Pigeon Rock Mountain)
 
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