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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 460th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Craggy SE spur under telecoms towers.
 
Telecoms towers and hidden wildness.
Short Summary created by simon3,  17 Mar 2013
This summit is around a third of the way from the Mournes to Belfast and has major spurs SE (Slievenisky) and west (Cratlieve). There are three well known ways of reaching it. From the amenity parking area to the west at J30015 45240 A, from the north off the Drinn Road at J299478 B or the east at Drumkerragh Forest J330460 C. For the first of these just follow the transmitter track, for the others it is a matter of going across wild ground and some partly abandoned farmland.
Although the summit area is cluttered with four or five telecoms installations, something fairly rare for an Arderin, the area is relatively wild. The steep drop to the col at Slievenisky to the SE is quite substantial and isolated. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/5147/
 
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