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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 121 members. Recently by: tonylyons, stang, Ulsterpooka, ChrisStr3, jimmyread, susanc, Bernieor, madfrankie, DrMonkfish, maryt, trostanite, jackill, jlbrooke, Aidy, Glanman2
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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 775th highest summit in Ireland.

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Well worth a visit .. by group   (Show all for Slemish)
 
A bright, dry and clear afternoon in late March - .. by slemish   (Show all for Slemish)
 
Ireland's Uluru? .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slemish)
 
St Patricks Playground .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slemish)
 
Slemish, a short sharp ascent from the car park l .. by three5four0   (Show all for Slemish)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slemish in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: View from near the summit
 
murphysw on Slemish, 2008
by murphysw  15 Sep 2008
When you tell people that you climb mountains, sometimes they dont seem interested in Kilimanjaro, Kosciuszko, or Everest Base Camp, but ask first if you've ever climbed Croagh Patrick. When I started getting asked about Slemish, I decided to get this one out of the way as it seems you must emulate that great mountaineer St. Patrick before you're taken seriously! From the car park there are waymarkers to follow though when you reach the steep west face of the mountain they seem to run out. There are a series of stiles you can cross which will bring you round to the south side of the mountain which is a much easier climb to the unmarked summit with its brilliant views. Interesting to note that a mountain that is associated with a saint should be '666'th highest in the country. Spooky! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/667/comment/3319/
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