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Ballyhoura Mountains Area
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Slievereagh Hill An Sliabh Riabhach A name in Irish
Limerick County, in Carn List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 464.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 73 Grid Reference: R72522 25226 This summit has been logged as climbed by 40 members. Recently by: Condor, tommccarthy, MichaelE, jimbloomer, peter1, sandman, trekker, Cobhclimber, eamonoc, chalky, Fergalh, simon3, thomasgaffney, thomas_g, frankmc04
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Longitude: -8.404231, Latitude: 52.378355 , Easting: 172522, Northing: 125227 Prominence: 309.49m,   Isolation: 5.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 572477 625277,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvrgh, 10 char: Slvrgh
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

The Pinnacle appears to be the name of the summit. The mountain as a whole is known as Slievereagh.   Slievereagh is the 674th highest summit in Ireland. Slievereagh is the second most northerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievereagh in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Seefin West
 
Fine view of the Galtys and Ballyhouras
Short Summary created by jackill,  14 Jan 2012
Park at the forestry entrance at R71783 23247 A and then walk along easy forestry roads, taking the first left, the first right and then the first left to the summit. The summit (The Pinnacle) is somewhat ruined by the telephone mast adorning it. Without it the views would be quite something. It is easy to see where the name comes from with the shear drops to the plains of Limerick below to the east. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/563/comment/5322/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievereagh in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Galtys from Slievereagh
jackill on Slievereagh, 2007
by jackill  21 Aug 2007
Slievereagh stands alone to the north of the bulk of the Ballyhouras.
Its slopes are cris-crossed by a number of good forestry tracks and indeed the Ballyhoura Way crosses on its way from Kilfinnane to Ballylanders just to the south of the summit.
I accessed the summit using the foresrty entrance at R71783 23247 and then picking my way along easy forestry roads to the summit. The summit (The Pinnacle) is somewhat ruined by the telephone mast adorning it. Without it the views would be quite something. It is easy to see where the name comes from with the shear drops to the plains of Limerick below to the east. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/563/comment/2799/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievereagh in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: the Galtys thru the mist
 
the kings resting place
by willfogarty  21 Jul 2011
this is my mountain, i have lived in its shadow most of my life and consider it a friend. i have to agree with jackill, the telephone mast does spoil the view. it is said in local folklore that a king is buried on the pinnicale ( Sliabh Ri ?) there is a visitors book hidden in an tin, you can find it by looking towards the galtees and walking farward, you step down on to a rock ledge and the tin is hidden in a small crevice, my photo was taken on a foggy day but once you got thru the cloud the views were amazing, sometimes when we get hot weather paragliders use the pinnicale as a jump off point, enjoy my mountain. will Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/563/comment/3957/
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The first bright of the morning sun glints rosy on the pinnacle
by ahogan  25 Mar 2012
From the statue of Our Lady in Ballylanders, I drove along the Ballyhoura Way for 2 miles. The little yellow arrows led me yet again to Our Lady, this time at the grotto opposite Glenbrohane Church. I left the car here (R7390 2550 B) and started southwards along the tarred road. After about 500m, a marker post on the right hand side (could be easily missed) leads you over a stile and steeply uphill on a winding track.

The track section is relatively short and emerges onto a forestry road which skirts around the wind turbine (close to the 362m spot height). After about a kilometre you will reach the crest of the hill and just as the Ballyhoura Way begins to head downhill, there are two right turns about 100m apart. I took the second of these (R 7265 2465 C) and took the next right turn along this track which leads to the communications mast just short of the summit. I'm sure it's possible to go around the mast enclosure to the summit but I turned at this point and headed back down.

As I made my way back down, the sun had risen above the outline of the Galtees and was struggling to break through the morning haze. Even though the sun wasn't quite winning the battle, the sunrise provided a vivid background to the giant whirring blades of the turbine. Maybe next time, I'll think to bring the camera! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/563/comment/6733/
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Enjoyable climb at Ballyhoura
by cgrif  24 Jan 2013
We climbed the Ballyhoura Mountains on January 7th 2013. It was a very foggy, cold day but we decided to go ahead with it. We expected there to be little or no visibility upon reaching summit. We were right but it was well worth it for the exercise. We followed ahogan's directions but found them a bit confusing. We parked opposite the Grotto but should have walked up the road between the church and the grotto. The stile is definitiely not 500m, it is more and hard to see on right. When we were not aware of these directions we went through a field and headed up. Challenging in places, the highlight wasn't the view because we didn't have one on that particular day but it was the visitors book which is a brilliant idea and I believe other summits should have one also. You can see where visitors have come from and their experiences and I have this website a plug aswell!! All in all, an enjoyable climb! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/563/comment/14910/
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Ballyhoura Eastern Sentinel
by Geo  19 Aug 2013
A quick evening bag for me.Took a convoluted winding road out of Garryspillane, found myself in Glenbrohane, and took a moment to decide on my options. I saw the way-marked trail go westwards from the road by the church, but thought that since I was OS Discovery-less I would keep the mountain on my right hand side and try and find Mr jackill's forest start. Luckily I had my GPS and that confirmed I was in the right place when I got to R7177523247 D. My return confirmed the simplest way to here is to leave the R513 in Ballylanders, going west at the statue to a lady in a long gown!
Anyway the forest entrance is about 5km on this road and can be identified by two brown information signs for "Ballintubber Ringfort" and the"Lazy Dog" Shooting ground (Yee-ha! I had a shiver down my spine at the thought of good ol' southern boys in pick-ups brandishing weapons!) Anyway it was 6 in the evening but the barrier was open and I thought I would be brave and chance driving up as far as I could or until challenged. I took the 1st left as per per instructions but this brought me to a dead end so I turned round and went back to the junction and went on straight instead, then I took the next right, left and right again. This last turn is just below the masts about 600-700m and if like me you drive up, leave your car here and walk the last bit as the road deteriorates and you could damage a low-slung vehicle (bring your pick-up, yee-ha!).
Trig is up behind the mast compound, about 3km from the barrier at the tarred road and there are stupendous views of Limerick, Cork, Tipp, and further afield, just be careful of the Shootin' ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/563/comment/15083/
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