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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 300 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, strangeweaver, johncromie, Jerpoint23, Kennyj, delboyir, marymac, millsd1, Peter Walker, maike, Kiwitrekker, kmicheal
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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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A good easy to follow track .. by group   (Show all for Slievenamon)
I climbed Slievenamon on 5 April 2007 Easter Week .. by deswalk   (Show all for Slievenamon)
History and Folklore .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slievenamon)
One place to start is just north of Kilcash at S3 .. by simon3   (Show all for Slievenamon)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenamon in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Looking south east from Slievenamon
mneary34 on Slievenamon, 2005
by mneary34  10 Oct 2005
I climbed Slievenamon from the same starting point as Simon at S317288 just north of Kilcash. The start point is at the 240 metre contour so to the summit at 721 it is a 480 metre climb. The route up is easy to follow along a path all of the way and there are two crests on the route where the subsequent journey is revealed. As others have described there is a cairn, standing stone and trig point at the summit. Great views extend south and to the Comeraghs. This photo shows the route back down. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/1997/
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Slievenamon .. by waldobk   (Show all for Slievenamon)
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