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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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Slowly slowly catchy monkey.... .. by exaisle   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
I climbed Slievnamon on the route suggested by Si .. by jackill   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
paulocon on Slievenamon, 2009
by paulocon  4 Nov 2009
I'd read somewhere that Slievenamon is regularly used as a venue for Mountain Running so having recently got back into running and finding myself with a bit of time to spare on a trip back up the country this afternoon, I decided to throw on my runners and give it a lash. After all, how hard could it be? The answer is that it's not so much hard as practically impossible - those mountain runners must be a different breed. I was barely over the gate leading out onto the open slopes when I had to stop for water so I quickly downgraded my plans to a swift walk.

It's a pretty easy walk effort wise and you literally can't get lost - just follow the wide track up to the cairn at the false summit from where a short walk along a less distinct track leads to the summit proper. Take your pick from the large summit cairn or the rather bedraggled looking trig point as to where the actual top of Slievenamon is.

Misty and very windy on top so views across were limited to glimpses through the clouds but these glimpses hinted at excellent views across to the Comearghs (which seem to loom over the mountain) and the Galtees. With the wind on my back and the onset of a heavy and prolonged shower of hail, I found that while running down a mountain may be a lot easier than running up, it does present challenges all of its own! My style on the desent wasn't so much running as semi-controlled falling but good fun all the same!

Despite the worsening conditions and the now low-lying mist, I met a number of people making their way up - can only imagine how busy the mountain must be on a good summers day! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/4255/
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Slievenamon is a much under-rated climb/walk. It' .. by bogtrotter_ie   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
I would have to agree with Robert Lloyd Praeger [ .. by simon3   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
Visited on a breezy afternoon after a wet morning .. by sub3000   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
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