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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 71 members. Recently by: eejaymm, Colin Murphy, brendanjrehill, Cobhclimber, ckilm, Garmin, hivisibility, eamonoc, TommyV, skhg, scapania, CaptainVertigo, mountainmike, jimcummins, simoburn
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Longitude: -7.195401, Latitude: 54.338778 , Easting: 252385, Northing: 343639 Prominence: 285m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 652322 843640,   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 t .. by lekasa   (Show all for Slieve Beagh)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Beagh in area Fermanagh/S Tyrone, Ireland
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murphysw on Slieve Beagh, 2008
by murphysw  15 Sep 2008
In terms of height this county high point is certainly unimpressive, but as a challenge this lonely, brooding, godforsaken area certainly punches above its weight. Without a GPS or map and compass it would be easy to become disorientated as I found today when I climbed this in mist and drizzle. Getting there through the maze of north Monaghan roads is confusing enough! You can park at about H552418 E before an electric gate bars your way. However there is a rough road until H546424 F which you can walk. At this point the Slieve Beagh way points to the right, but you need to take the track to the left. This track soon peters out and its about 700m over wet bog to your next target which is Eshnabrack (spot height on OS map atH538431 G), the highest point in County Monaghan, though there no point to speak of and everywhere around you is around the same height, but you can take comfort in the fact that you are indeed the highest person in Monaghan as no one else is dumb enough to be up here without a valid reason! I then made my way over to Lough Sallagh (H532437 H) to break the monotony and while I was there decided to head over to the summit of Beagh itself (H524436 I) which at least has a boggy mound to recommed it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/866/comment/3320/
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