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Blackstairs Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 794.4 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 706.4 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 68 For all tops   Highest summit: Mount Leinster, 794.4m
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Slievebaun Hill Sliabh Bán A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Sliabh Bán [PDT], 'white or grassy mountain') Wexford County, in no lists, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 444m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S81479 42993 This summit has been logged as climbed by 24 members. Recently by: strangeweaver, Geo, millsd1, liz50, thomas_g, GSheehy, nioclas, Garmin, pavelbodi, eamonoc, mneary34, Fergalh, Harry Goodman, thekid, blessobilly
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Longitude: -6.800079, Latitude: 52.532618 , Easting: 281479, Northing: 142993 Prominence: 29m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 681410 643039,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvbn, 10 char: Slievebaun
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

This is a shoulder of Blackstairs Mountain lying completely in Co. Wexford. Note that there is another hill of this name NW of Mount Leinster, though it is spelt Slievebawn in English.   Slievebaun is the 749th highest summit in Ireland.

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COMMENTS for Slievebaun 1 of 1
Nondescript little hill. .. by group   (Show all for Slievebaun)
 
Slievebaun is a good 300m drop down from Blacksta .. by csd   (Show all for Slievebaun)
 
White way to do it .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Slievebaun)
 
Slievebaun isn't really on the way to or from any .. by csd   (Show all for Slievebaun)
 
I had originally intended to loop around to Sliev .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slievebaun)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievebaun in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Descending from the top across the Bantry Commons.
 
Tag it on to a more challenging walk.
by Harry Goodman  26 Mar 2015
If this hill had not been listed in MV's I would not have sought it out and only did so as an extension of a walk over Blackstairs Mt from the Scullogue Gap to Knockymullgurry. From Caher Roe's Den rather than drop down SSW directly to the Cooliagh Gap we headed down ESE and out across the trackless long grassy expanse of the Bantry Commons before climbing up to the shallow saddle below Slievebaun at S816434 E. From here there was a short gentle climb up SSW to the unmarked grassy summit . On the day we were there the hillside was a hive of activity for a number of Quads but with little evidence of any damage being done to the ground. After a short break we headed down W to cross a stream in a deep little culvert before heading uo to the saddle below Blackstairs Mt. and Carrigalachan at S796432 F. From here we walked about 100metres W down the good track to where an old wall/ditch went off at a right angle. Leaving the track we followed the line of the wall down N for some 2.5 km to our finishing point at Knockymullgurry at S7924345051 G. Although the map shows a track all the way down this can be intermittent and in places very rough. Where the wall swings NW S795449 H we then had to negotiate a trackless way through some small fields and much boggy ground to reach the road and our cars at Knockymullgurry. Good luck ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/637/comment/17891/
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