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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
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Longitude: -8.577351, Latitude: 54.755959 , Easting: 162878, Northing: 389936 Prominence: 376m,  Isolation: 1.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 562835 889925,   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 494th highest in Ireland.

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Easy access and climb - and fine summit panoramas .. by group   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sliabh Tuaidh in area Donegal SW, Ireland
 
simon3 on Sliabh Tuaidh, 2003
by simon3  27 Sep 2003
HC Hart [Climbing in the British Isles, 1895] describes a walk starting from Maghera, a sandy beach, to the right of this picture (east). “Following the coast, there is a track near the water’s margin for some distance. Soon the precipices forming the north face of Slieve-a-tooey are reached. If the tide is low the base can be followed a long way with one or two ugly corners.” He mentions that the height of Slieve-a-tooey is 1692 ft which is around 514m. This is interesting because on the modern 1:50k map Slievetooey is shown as 472m while Meenacurrin, to its east, is 511m. So it seems that formerly Meenacurrin was regarded as part of Slievetooey.

Our photo shows the steep north-west slope of Meenacurrin. Below it is Lough Croaghballaghdown. Further away and to the north is Lough Beg and then the coast. Across a short space of water is Loughros Point with the faint outline of the Rossbeg area beyond. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/430/comment/681/
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This is near the summit of Meenacurrin, looking e .. by simon3   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
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