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Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres, Summits in area: 31, Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68, 74 For all tops
Highest summit: Slievenamon, 720.2m
SlievenamonMountainSliabh na mBan A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh na mBan [OSI], 'mountain of the women')TipperaryCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Red, brown conglomerate & sandstone Bedrock
Height:720.2mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 67Grid Reference: S29857 30729This summit has been logged as climbed by 279 members. Recently by: Flatout, robertodon, Sweeney, faolnadeise, Wildrover, Wilderness, jcincork, cravaxe, pcnovice, eoghancarton, Cobhclimber, ruaidhri, willieD, SenanFoley, murphysw I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This mountain is steeped in mythology. The name is derived from the following legend: Fionn Mac Cumhaill sat waiting at the top while women raced up it to win his hand. Since Fionn and Gráinne were in love, he had shown her a short-cut and she duly won the race. Yeats preferred the name Knockfefin. The mountain rises from the plain of Femen, which represents ‘woman’ or ‘femininity’. The song Slievenamon is the Tipperary anthem.
Slievenamon is the highest mountain in the South Midlands area and the 97th highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/