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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mournes From Croob
 
andyharte on Slieve Croob, 2009
by andyharte  2 Feb 2009
rather than go up the usual boring way of the road i walked up close to a fence giving me constant views of the mournes. following no path and deliberatly going straight up any steep parts it made we feel that i had walked up a mountain rather than a road as is normal for croob. very clear air as it is so often the case in winter when it is cold so the view was more enhanced than normal. isle of man, scotland, antrim hills(still not entirely sure which ones i saw but one might have been slemish) and even the highest sperrins were just about visible with the aid of binoculors!nice effect was the fog, the pic shows a wee bit of mist but there was low fog from newry to the southwest too right across the lough neagh basin. beautiful. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/3556/
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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)
 
Not wanting the to take the easy option (the road .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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