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Slievenamon Mountain Sliabh na mBan A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh na mBan [OSI], 'mountain of the women') Tipperary County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Red, brown conglomerate & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 720.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 67 Grid Reference: S29857 30729 This summit has been logged as climbed by 297 members. Recently by: strangeweaver, johncromie, Jerpoint23, Kennyj, delboyir, marymac, millsd1, Peter Walker, maike, Kiwitrekker, javono, kmicheal, PeakPaul, bbarry2015, bryanjbarry
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Longitude: -7.561814, Latitude: 52.427683 , Easting: 229858, Northing: 130729 Prominence: 711m,   Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 629800 630778,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvnmn, 10 char: Slvnmn
Bedrock type: Red, brown conglomerate & sandstone, (Carrigmaclea Formation)

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 98th highest in Ireland.

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Picture: Standing Stone on Slievenamon
 
youngjohn on Slievenamon, 2009
by youngjohn  1 Aug 2009
Like Simon3 and other members I took the kilcash route. Amazing views, even from the well named 'memory seat' at the bottom of this fine mountain. The Slieve Bloom can the seen to the north, Knockshegowna peeping too. The Devils Bit, Knockanora down to the Galtees, Comeragh etc, just grand views of the rich countryside and majestic mountains! No wonder its the Tipperary Anthem. I met over a dozen people on the long gradual climb watched by a couple of Hawks hovering about the forestry. The standing stone is made of granite not a stone of the mountain. Thankfully the trig was not in the cairn, which is quite large. A really enjoyable experience. One tip, bring a walking stick for the journey back down. A challenge worth taking. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/3942/
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4/11/12
by hivisibility  4 Nov 2012
did this climb today. Steeper than I expected but enjoyable. After the memory seat the track up is badly eroded after the wet summer of 2012 but just as easy to ascend by walking to the left of the path. Unfortunately the mist descended half way up so no views today, but a good workout none the less. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/14861/
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New Comment: Magical
by Kennyj  7 Aug 2016
Climbed Slievenamon this morning,parking at S317288 A outside of Kilcash and following an easy track to this most interesting mountain,the summit has a most impressive cairn as well as trig pillar,standing stone,concrete bunker and a memorial to a deceased walker who actually died close to the summit.Seeing this made me stop and reflect on the dangers of this sport I enjoy so much.
Perhaps most interesting on this mountain is the standing stone about half way up marked with what I think are Ogham runes and symbols with an inscription in Irish I gconai i no chroi on the base.On doing some research on this I came upon a blog by photographer Nigel Borrington who asks for information on this stone with perhaps the most interesting post being from Anthony M Sheedy Keeper of Slievenamon who says. It gives me great pleasure to assure you all that this is but a minor mystery in the great realm of the wildness of the Slievenamon mountain range.In this ancient corner of an ancient land our cares are shed.....retired within the great boulders are many a gentle ghost......but beware we are creating the calling stones of our distant heritage......from a far off Galaxy.DO NOT BE ON THE MOUNTAIN AT THE CHANGING OF THE MOON. Just sums up what a magical place this is ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/18609/
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peter1 on Slievenamon, 2010
by peter1  14 Feb 2010
February 14, 2010, my first time to climb Slievenamon. Started from above Kilcash having driven over from Limerick. High, thin cloud and some blue sky made for a day spent eye-balling the surrounding peaks, massifs and lowlands. The views extended from Mount Leinster, still with a cape of snow, around to the sea at Waterford; the Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns and Galtees; possibly the Ballyhouras just to the right, Keeper Hill and the Silvermines, Devils Bit and the Slieve Blooms; and further towards the west, the Slieve Bernagh group above Killaloe and Lough Derg. Stunning! Completing a circuit that entailed dropping down from the summit in a westerly direction, taking in two smaller tops and returning to the car along the track on the south side of the mountain...all in 3 1/2 hours with warm spring sunshine once down out of the cold north wind. I will be back and this time I will have numbers with me! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/4401/
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bogtrotter_ie on Slievenamon, 2003
by bogtrotter_ie  17 Feb 2003
Returned for my regular walk around Slievenamon yesterday 16th February 2003. It was a lovely dry, cold and windy day and it was a most enjoyable walk. Unfortunately, because of the misty haze, visibility wasn't everything it could have been. Highly recommend this walk to everyone. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/329/
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