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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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Telecoms towers and hidden wildness. .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
'A' road to a view .. by chrizoneill   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Definitely one of the best 360deg views anywhere .. by tsunami   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Viewpoint central! .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: On Slieve summit, Donard and Commedagh middle right in picture.
 
Harry Goodman on Slieve Croob, 2010
by Harry Goodman  29 Jan 2010
Yes there is a tarmac road to the top but you can avoid it all together if you approach from the north on the Drinn Road J 299478 B. There are stiles and some direction indicators but generally you follow the lane initially SSE and then over open ground to the top. Well worth the effort for a wonderful panorama of the Mournes from Donard to the hills above Rostrevor. The top can also be approached from the east by parking in Drumkeragh Forest MR330640 D. You can retrace you steps back to the start. However for a loop walk, involving some road walking, go down W along the fence line to the car park at J300452 E. From there you can turn right and walk back down hill towards Finnis. At the the Drinn Road, on the right, walk back to the start point at J299478 B about 1km along this road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/973/
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Climbed Slieve Croob from Drumkerragh Forest. Thi .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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