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Slievetooey Mountain Sliabh Tuaidh A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. Sliabh Tuaidh [DUPN], 'northern mountain') Donegal County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 511m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G62878 89936 This summit has been logged as climbed by 71 members. Recently by: dolan931, IainT, rowanofravara, Ulsterpooka, Colin Murphy, MichaelE, jimbloomer, gwyniemac, simoburn, chalky, kenmoore, Onzy, Garmin, Rory87, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -8.577351, Latitude: 54.755977 , Easting: 162878, Northing: 389936 Prominence: 376m,   Isolation: 1.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 562835 889927,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvty, 10 char: Slievetoey
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Located in Meenacurrin townland. Slievetooey is on the north side of the peninsula, while Slieve League is on the south. The cliffs and stacks along Slievetoey’s seaward side form one of the most spectacular stretches of coastal scenery in Ireland. The highest point at 511m is actually unnamed on the Discovery map, while the name is positioned on a lower peak (472m). There are many possible interpretations of the specific element in this name. O'Neill mentions tuagh, an axe or hook, and tuathach, a lord or ruler of a tuath. If the early forms can be relied open, there appears to have been an article between the two elements, which would make north mountain rather unlikely. Previously Meenacurrin in MV.   Sliabh Tuaidh is the third highest mountain in the Donegal SW area and the 526th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sliabh Tuaidh in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: Lough Croaghballaghdown from the summit
 
Easy access and climb - and fine summit panoramas
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  15 Apr 2016
Several possible approaches. The first is to park at carpark near Maghera beach G662907 A and head directly west onto open slope, passing an old ringfort and the small Lough Acruppan, where you turn WWS, ascending a gentle slope for 2km, taking you to the summit, incorrectly identified on OSI map as Meenacurrin (the map also incorrectly places Slievetooey 2km further west, in the middle of a broad plateau). The total time to top, 2.5 hours.
A simpler approach may be taken from the SE. Park at the layby G641 891 B (parking for 3 cars). Head up the hillside to the west for a couple of hundred metres, initially steep, then easing, (a couple of fences to cross). Then turn directly north. The terrain rises gently, is pretty firm, short grass with patches of heather, and as you near the summit becoming more rock-strewn. This approach takes just over one hour.
A similar approach is to park in the same spot, but walk a few hundred yards along the road to the paved lane at G639 887 C. This roadway is marked with official 'walker direction poles', so one assumes it is ok to use. The paved bit ends after a few modern farm buildings and becomes a stony track, crossing a stream. From anywhere here you can access the open hillside, where you should simply head directly north towards the summit.
The summit offers first rate views, especially across the bay to the north, and down to Lough Croaghballaghdown, which nestles in its northern slopes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/430/comment/5189/
 
This walk is based upon route 34 in David Hermans .. by gerrym   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
A 10-strong group from QUBMC climbed Slievetooey .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
I headed up Sliabh Tuaidh back in October there a .. by sharkey   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
HC Hart [Climbing in the British Isles, 1895] des .. by simon3   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
This is near the summit of Meenacurrin, looking e .. by simon3   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
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