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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 299 members. Recently by: dillonkdy, paddyobpc, strangeweaver, johncromie, Jerpoint23, Kennyj, delboyir, marymac, millsd1, Peter Walker, maike, Kiwitrekker, javono, kmicheal, PeakPaul
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenamon in area South Midlands, Ireland
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   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
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February 14, 2010, my first time to climb Slieven .. by peter1   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
Returned for my regular walk around Slievenamon y .. by bogtrotter_ie   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
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