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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 place has been logged as visited by 313 members. Recently by: DeltaP, gerlo, Barry28213, Sherpaterbear, markmjcampion, odonovansf, ilenia, peterturner, colmscully, BarnaneGoat, AJB1971, Hadleigh, tommccarthy, IainT, Lauranna
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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 96th highest in Ireland.

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A good easy to follow track .. by group   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
History and Folklore .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
deswalk on Slievenamon, 2007
by deswalk  11 Apr 2007
I climbed Slievenamon on 5 April 2007 Easter Week. The weather was extraordinary with high pressure and clear blue sky. I took the popular route signposted as 'Slievenamon Summit' from point 317288 B just up from Kilcash.I first climbed this in 1980 and the last time before Thursday was about twenty years ago. The track has grown in width over the years and is now almost a road to the summit. However the view is still as magnificent. I was up at the top at 7pm and it was deserted. Superb. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/2664/
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One place to start is just north of Kilcash at S3 .. by simon3   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
I climbed Slievenamon from the same starting poin .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
Slievenamon .. by waldobk   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
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