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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
Place visited by 130 members. Recently by: seamaspeineas, Xiom5724, LorraineG60, m0jla, melohara, jlk, newpark-cc, scottwalker, MichaelG55, tonylyons, stang, Ulsterpooka, ChrisStr3, jimmyread, susanc
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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: Rising proudly above the land
 
Well worth a visit
Short Summary created by wicklore,  14 May 2011
Slemish is a striking hill, appearing as a sudden lump sticking out of the surrounding land. It is very popular with Pilgrims on St Patrick’s Day, and can also be busy on most weekends. Starting at 217057 A there is a track to the summit that will take about 20 – 25 minutes. The track is steep and muddy in places and would require care on icy days. Because of land ownership, this is the only approved route to the summit. There is some very steep ground to the north of the summit that would pose danger to the unsuspecting rambler. However stick to the track and there won’t be an issue. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/667/comment/5426/
 
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)
 
When you tell people that you climb mountains, so .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slemish)
 
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