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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 301 members. Recently by: tommccarthy, IainT, Lauranna, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, strangeweaver, johncromie, Jerpoint23, Kennyj, delboyir, marymac, millsd1, Peter Walker, maike, Kiwitrekker
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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)
 
I'd read somewhere that Slievenamon is regularly .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
Slievenamon is a much under-rated climb/walk. It' .. by bogtrotter_ie   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenamon in area South Midlands, Ireland
 
simon3 on Slievenamon, 2003
by simon3  6 Dec 2003
I would have to agree with Robert Lloyd Praeger [The Way that I Went] “.. Slievenaman (Sliabh na mban, mountain of the women, 2564feet),[is] a broad isolated dome, a conspicuous landmark from all the plain to the northward. The prospect from its summit is one of great extent and much beauty, with a diversity of mountain and valley, river and wood: but except for the view, it has not much to offer to the climber save a fine walk.”

Unfortunately on day that I visited it, there was mist above about 550m. The photo shows the large cairn to the east of the trig pillar. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/767/
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Visited on a breezy afternoon after a wet morning .. by sub3000   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
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