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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 place has been logged as visited by 175 members. Recently by: Xiom5724, m0jla, Reeks2011, LorraineG60, guestuser, LorraineG, melohara, mgtrose, MichaelG55, stevebullers, daftgrandad, ckilm, susanc, PPruz, eamonoc
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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 462nd highest place in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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What a fabulous view from the summit. .. by happymourneview   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
A lifetime ago, when I was tough, bronze and witl .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
rather than go up the usual boring way of the roa .. by andyharte   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
I agree with many of the comments about the masts .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The young fella on the trig pillar
 
madfrankie on Slieve Croob, 2005
by madfrankie  9 Jul 2005
We made our way up the eastern slope from Drumkerragh Forest on a particularly muggy Sunday. Wonderful views all round, as the other contributors have mentioned.
On the way back down (same way we came up) we met a farmer who was keen to know why we had come up this particular way. It seems he has been threatened with legal action by a biker who claims to have hurt himself whilst on this farmer's land and is somewhat ambivalent towards people crossing his property (though he seemed ok with walkers). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/1785/
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Not wanting the to take the easy option (the road .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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