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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 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)
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Picture: Lough Sallagh - The Border!
paulocon on Slieve Beagh, 2008
by paulocon  27 Nov 2008
Took a trek up Slieve Beagh this morning as part of my County Tops task. What can I say? It's desolate, barren, bleak and moody, a veritable oasis of emptiness! Pretty much took the same path as murphysw above. From Knockatallon, head out by the Slieve Beagh hotel and take the road to the left signposted 'Three Counties Hollow'. Park up at the electric gate and follow the path up by Lough Antracier. Veer left where the path splits in two and after a couple of hundred metres, the path peters out and it's onto the open Bog. From here the going gets purgatorial, to steal a phrase from Paddy Dillon. Grass and heather is waist high in places and the ground is as you would expect, very heavy and boggy - I went knee high into water at one stage. I hadn't a GPS but walked out as far as Lough Sallagh so passed over the highest point of Monaghan at some stage. Due partially to time restrictions and partially to the fact that I could see rain on the way, I decided not to continue onto the summit of Beagh itself and retraced my steps. Warning: I would not recommend heading up there in poor visibility without a map/compass or GPS as I'd imagine it could be very disorientating. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/866/comment/3456/
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Apologies in advance that this is so long! I don .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Slieve Beagh)
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