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Antrim Hills Area
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Slemish Hill Sliabh Mis A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Mis [logainm.ie], 'mountain of Mis') Antrim County, in Carn List, Dolerite & gabbro Bedrock

Height: 437.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D22161 05397
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Longitude: -6.097413, Latitude: 54.88134 , Easting: 322162, Northing: 405398 Prominence: 152m,  Isolation: 3.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 722083 905385,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slmsh, 10 char: Slemish
Bedrock type: Dolerite & gabbro, (Dolerite & gabbro)

Slemish is remarkable for its pudding-like shape, which makes it unmistakable from any angle. It is particulary prominent seen from the west near Ballymena. This shape is due to its origin as a volcanic plug. According to tradition, it was on Slemish that St. Patrick spent six bleak years as a slave herding sheep and swine. Patrick was captured in Britain at the age of 16 and sold as a slave to an Irish chief named Milchú.   Slemish is the 708th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slemish in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Light playing across patchwork fields
 
Forged In Fire
by Aidy  24 Sep 2014
A fascinating hill when you consider its volcanic origins and attached legends. I went up the steep, but short, western side from the visitors centre, and its isolation guaranteed extensive views. It is worth calling in to the visitors centre, which was open but unattended, as there are good information boards about the formation of the hill. Great for a short walk - if it wasn't for the views and taking photographs, I probably could have been up and down in less than an hour. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/667/comment/17690/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slemish in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Taken almost directly overhead Sliabh Mish
Aerial View of Sliabh Mish
by Kingdom  6 Jun 2013
I took this photo in August 2011 while passing over on a trip to and around the North Antrim coast and down the Bann Valley. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/667/comment/15010/
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Picture: Aerial view of Sliabh Mish with Lough Neagh in the far background
 
Aerial view of Sliabh Mish in foreground with a view back to Lough Neagh
by Kingdom  6 Jun 2013
I took this photo after passing Sliabh Mish on the way to the coast. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/667/comment/15011/
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