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Mourne Mountains Area   Slieve Croob Subarea
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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
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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 434th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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WillHoey on Slieve Croob, 2009
by WillHoey  12 May 2009
I took my 4 year old daughter via the Drumkerragh Forest route. Firstly i think this highlights my daughters fitness but also that this this is never going to be the most challenging walk in the world. Having said that the view is spectacular from the top. Possibly one of the best i've seen in Northern Ireland. If you are looking for a way to kill acouple of hours on a good day then i would highly recomend Slieve Croob. My daughter Sophie also thought it was a great adventure. p.s. For the twitchers among you the forest had plenty to see including green finches and a pair of buzzards. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/3759/
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