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Anglesey Mountain Hill Louth County, in Carn List, Microgranite with granophyric texture Bedrock

Height: 428m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J10556 17770
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Longitude: -6.310085, Latitude: 54.097719 , Easting: 310556, Northing: 317770 Prominence: 33m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 710532 817835,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AnglMn, 10 char: AnglsyMntn
Bedrock type: Microgranite with granophyric texture, (Granophyre)

Called after the Marquess of Anglesea, who till the middle of the last century [i.e. 19th century] owned it. [Stubbs]   Anglesey Mountain is the 808th highest place in Ireland.

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Started this linear walk of the Cooley ridge from .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Anglesey Mountain)
Myself and the dog climbed Anglesey as part of a .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Anglesey Mountain)
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Anglesey Mountain in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: The contentious 'summit' cairn on Anglesey
paulocon on Anglesey Mountain, 2009
by paulocon  14 Aug 2009
For every moment when you question your sanity as you struggle through heather and bog to some nondescript summit, there are moments of pure inspiration where your decision to drag yourself out of bed at 5am makes perfect sense. Arriving at the summit of Anglesey, I had one of the latter moments as the sun briefly sat in the smidgen of space between the horizon and the seemingly ever-constant low-lying cloud cover and threw down it's rays to magically illuminate Carlingford Lough and the slopes of Slieve Foye. I had intended to take in Clermont after Anglesey prior to heading into work but I decided instead to sit at the summit and relax while taking in nature's brief yet spectactular show. On days like today, peak-bagging can take a back seat.

As mentioned by others, there can be no doubt that the cairn on Anglesey does not mark the true summit of the mountain, that would seem to be the rocky hump closeby. There can also be no doubt that the cairn was placed there as it marks something of an idealogical summit of the mountain in that it is the part of the mountain that offers the most spectactular views. The superb vista runs from the mountains of Mourne leading down to Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Carlingford Lough across to the slopes of Foye and onto Carnavaddy with it's magnificant cairn and Clermont Carn with it's not so magnificent transmission mast. It's a view that you will never tire of be if sampled from Anglesey or any of the other tops along the range. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/699/comment/4013/
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