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Fermanagh/S Tyrone Area
Maximum height for area: 398 metres,   Summits in area: 15,   Maximum prominence for area: 323 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 17, 18, 19 For all tops   Highest summit: Belmore Mountain, 398m
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Slieve Beagh Hill Sliabh Beatha A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Beatha [DUPN], prob. 'mountain of birch') Fermanagh/Tyrone County, in Binnion List, Shale, laminated carbonate, evaporite Bedrock

Height: 380m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 18 Grid Reference: H52385 43639 This summit has been logged as climbed by 70 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, brendanjrehill, Cobhclimber, ckilm, Garmin, hivisibility, eamonoc, TommyV, skhg, scapania, CaptainVertigo, mountainmike, jimcummins, simoburn, wwwalker
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Longitude: -7.195401, Latitude: 54.338769 , Easting: 252385, Northing: 343639 Prominence: 285m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 652322 843639,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvBgh, 10 char: SlvBgh
Bedrock type: Shale, laminated carbonate, evaporite, (Meenymore Formation)

This hill straddles the counties of Fermanagh, Tyrone and Monaghan. A point just E of the summit is the highest point in Co. Monaghan (366m), but the summit itself is on the Fermanagh/Tyrone border. According to Irish mythology, Bith, a son of Noah, was buried here. He took part in the first invasion of Ireland led by his daughter, queen Cesair. However, it is likely that 'mountain of Bith' is a re-interpretation of the name and that its original meaning is more mundane: 'mountain of birch'. The summit of Slieve Beagh is marked by a cairn named Doocarn. Near the summit is a Shane Barnagh's Lough and a rocky area called Shane Barnagh's Stables. These are named after the rapparee Shane Barnagh O'Donnelly. His activities must have covered a wide area, as there is also a knoll known as Shane Barnagh's Sentry-Box in the hills above Pomeroy, some 30 km to the north-east. On the northern slopes of Slieve Beagh is Altadavin Glen, which was once a place of pagan or druidic worship. Saint Patrick is said to have banished the evil spirits into Lough Beg nearby. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 153-55) for details of the festive assembly at Altadavin.   Slieve Beagh is the third highest hill in the Fermanagh/S Tyrone area and the 994th highest in Ireland.

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Unremarkable top in bleak moorland .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Beagh)
 
Very dry and straight-forward walking, but easy to veer off as no paths or trail
by lekasa  6 Sep 2013
Friday September 6th, 2013. Today, a great walk with sunshine but a northerly wind. Very dry underfoot, so September is probably the best month to walk across this remarkably expanse of blanket bog. Not a soul in sight. Quite easy to veer off from one's own direction without a compass, but no great problem on such a day as today with high visibility. Could not see or find a cairn at the very modest hump of the summit of Slieve Beagh. I have been intrigue for a long time by Slieve Beagh, as it dominates such a wider area where Monaghan, Fermanagh and Tyrone meet. I have also wondered about the practical nature of walking on Slieve Beagh as the maps shown no trace of trails or paths over the bog, but after such a dry summer I would urge any like-minded walker to take the opportunity before the late autumn rains make it fairly impassable for the remaining days of this year. Happy walking! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/866/comment/15175/
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PART 2: From the summit follow the same fence dow .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Slieve Beagh)
 
Took a trek up Slieve Beagh this morning as part .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Beagh)
 
Apologies in advance that this is so long! I don .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Slieve Beagh)
 
In terms of height this county high point is cert .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slieve Beagh)
 
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