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Slieve Croob Mountain Sliabh Crúibe A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Crúibe [DUPN], 'mountain of the hoof') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 534m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 20 Grid Reference: J31847 45378 This summit has been logged as climbed by 168 members. Recently by: mgtrose, MichaelG55, stevebullers, daftgrandad, ckilm, susanc, PPruz, eamonoc, Gat, jimmyread, rowanofravara, DrMonkfish, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, trostanite
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Longitude: -5.973396, Latitude: 54.340056 , Easting: 331847, Northing: 345378 Prominence: 439m,   Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 731778 845378,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCrb, 10 char: SlvCrob
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

The River Lagan rises on the northern slopes of Slieve Croob. The three parishes of Magherahamlet, Kilmegan and Drumgooland converge on the summit, which has excellent panoramic views, including a particularly fine view of the northern peaks in the Mourne Mountains. Until the mid-20th century, there was a tradition of climbing the mountain on Blaeberry Sunday at the end of July or beginning of August. This is clearly a survival of a Lughnasa tradition [see MacNeill, 155-56]. The summit cairn is locally known as the Twelve Cairns, but this seems to be a relatively modern name arising from damage causing the break-up of a single cairn into several smaller heaps.   Slieve Croob is the 460th highest summit in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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Telecoms towers and hidden wildness. .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
'A' road to a view .. by chrizoneill   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
 
tsunami on Slieve Croob, 2004
by tsunami  30 Sep 2004
Definitely one of the best 360deg views anywhere in the country. The broad span of the Mournes can be clearly seen from the picture with many of the high peaks identifiable (L-R: Donard, Commedagh, Binnian, Doan, Bearnagh, Meelbeg, Meelmore, Muck. And what I assume is Eagle Mt and Shanlieve on the far right). The problem with Croobs wonderful positioning though also means it provides one of the best opportunities for telecommunications! Much like Black Mountain in the Cooley's, the effects of having a tarmac road all the way to the top are all too evident in the state of the cairn in the picture, a problem also evident with Clermont Cairn on Black Mountain. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/1213/
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Viewpoint central! .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Yes there is a tarmac road to the top but you can .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Climbed Slieve Croob from Drumkerragh Forest. Thi .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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