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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: -5.973564, Latitude: 54.340068 , Easting: 331847, Northing: 345378 Prominence: 439m,   Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 731767 845379,   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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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)
 
We made our way up the eastern slope from Drumker .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view north towards Belfast Lough
 
csd on Slieve Croob, 2006
by csd  23 Jul 2006
Not wanting the to take the easy option (the road to the top from the car park), I approached from the southwest. There's a gate at J 303 447 A that gives access onto the mountain. I was treated to the sight of a bird of prey hovering over the hillside, trying to spot dinner in the midst of the bog and sheep. The route to the summit is straightforward, and as other contributors have noted, the views spectacular (radio masts notwithstanding). Access note: dogs are not welcome. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/2440/
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