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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: 54.338778 , 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 993rd highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Beagh in area Fermanagh/S Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: The isolated summit.
 
Slog, tarry but not avoid.
by simon3  28 May 2010
Slieve Beagh wasn't considered to be up to much in the 19th century, judging by the Penny cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1839), which included the following on Monaghan:

"The whole county is hilly, but the hills seem as if scattered in an irregular manner, without forming ridges or chains. The principal heights are Slieve Baugh or Slieve Beagh and .. The Slieve Beagh Mountains form an uninteresting waste along the boundary of this county and Tyrone, and are sterile without being picturesque."

Perhaps modern tastes have changed. Certainly as visitors we valued the quietness of the place, an Area of Special Scientific Interest in Northern Ireland and a National Heritage Area in the Republic. As paulocon says, an "oasis of emptiness". Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/866/comment/4747/
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