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Slievekirk Hill Sliabh Circe A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Circe [DUPN], 'mountain of the hen') Derry/ Tyrone County, in Binnion List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 370m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C45180 08338 This summit has been logged as climbed by 16 members. Recently by: pearnett, sandman, jimmyread, Aidy, chalky, sub3000, dr_banuska, AntrimRambler, Garmin, mark-rdc, cerosti, Peter Walker, jlynch580, Harry Goodman, three5four0
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.296199, Latitude: 54.920613 , Easting: 245180, Northing: 408338 Prominence: 275m,   Isolation: 4.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 645119 908325,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvkrk, 10 char: Slievekirk
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Claudy Formation)

The name probably refers to a grouse or moorhen [DUPN].   Slievekirk is the 1010th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievekirk in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking NW across the Foyle from Slieve Kirk summit.
A grand viewpoint.
by Harry Goodman  19 Aug 2010
I approached Slievekirk from New Buildings on Wed 11 Aug 2010 by a number of minor roads after I had climbed Clondermot Hill. I parked at C4505107676 A on the minor road which runs W to E immediately S of the summit. There is room for one car without blocking the laneway. I walked E along the road for some 150 metres to a gate on the left and crossed over. Keeping the fence to my right I went up the field to another gate and the start of a somewhat overgrown, but very passable, track and certainly preferable to knee high heather on either side of it. This track led up to a wooden gate C4520307922 B and into a field. Once over the gate I went diagonally up the field to a fourth and final gate and the start of a track C4517708063 C which led me up towards the summit and ended just short of a fence. The trig pillar marking the top was about 30 metres beyond the fence at C4517208351 D. For such a short and easy walk up the views were spectacular. SE was the main Sperrins ridge while to the NW just across the River Foyle was Holywell Hill and Dooish Mountain with a great line of hills further back stretching from Inishowen around to the distant Derryveagh Mountains and more besides. This is a really excellent spot to while away an hour or so. When I was there I also walked out NNE for about 150 metres to another ring contour mentioned by three5four0 in his comments as possibly being higher C4537208429 E, but both visually and by my very basic GPS reading it is slightly lower. When I was going across to this point I saw tracks made by heavy machinery and a number of marker posts in place which might suggest it is a site for yet another communications mast on this part of the hill to add to those already in situ about 2k to the E. I descended by way of ascent. Up and back was only 1.74k. On my way down I noticed a standing stone in the field leading down to the wooden gate and went a few metres off route to go and have a look C4514107964 F. For anyone in the Derry area the three tops of Clondermot Hill, Gortmonly Hill and Slievekirk could all be visited in a morning or afternoon. For links see my comments on each of these hills. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/877/comment/6031/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievekirk in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking east along the Slievekirk motorway
The wind of change...
by Peter Walker  13 Mar 2011
I followed Mr Goodman's directions for an ascent from the south, having first checked out the possibility of coming in from the NW from the highpoint/road junction at (449 088 G). This was comprehensively rejected; there are big changes afoot on this top. A huge windfarm is in the process of construction on the ridge to the E of Slievekirk, and the livid access road/track for those works (currently very busy with heavy plant vehicles and hard-hatted gentlemen) runs from that junction up onto the hill and along the crest. It passes within yards of the summit, but somehow doesn't seem very welcoming even if there was no objection to its use (I didn't ask).

My picture shows the extent of the workings; it's the view eastward from the 'ground to the NEE (of the trig point that) looks like it might be little higher!'. I'm unconvinced; I don't have any odd old Jackill-esque gadgets (and the webmaster laughed the last time I spoke of lying down and looking at lines of sight) but I think the trig point is marginally nearer the heavens. But for anyone who feels the need to visit both to be on the safe side...look both ways when crossing the road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/877/comment/6270/
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three5four0 on Slievekirk, 2009
by three5four0  23 Aug 2009
The hardest part of the ascent of Slievekirk is finding somewhere to park on the narrow roads around it. The tracks marked on the map, leading towards the summit are pretty over grown, with the exception of the track to the masts. Despite this, what ever side you tackle it is not long before you reach the summit (gaiters are advised as some of the lower ground has been churned up by cattle). The only question being is the Trig Point on the actual summit? Ground to the NEE looks like it might be little higher! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/877/comment/4037/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievekirk in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The River Foyle from the summit
Climb if nearby
by Aidy  2 Apr 2015
I followed Harry Goodman's route up from the south on the Castlewarren Road. At the trig, the gravel access road is very close, and I followed it east for about a kilometer to an another prominent rise on the hill. The work on the turbines seems to be finished, and it would now be possible to easily reach the top using the access road from the Bigwood Road, west of the summit. It was a grey, dull day when I visited, but the views are extensive, towards the Sperrins, along the Foyle, over Derry City and towards Binevenagh, although the hill is definitley dominated by all the turbines. Definitely worth the short walk if you're in the area, but I wouldn't make a journey specifically to bag it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/877/comment/17900/
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