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Slievenalargy Hill Sliabh na Leargadh A name in Irish
also Tullynasoo Mountain an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh na Leargadh [PNNI], 'mountain of the sloping expanse') Down County, in Binnion List, Granite, granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 280m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J29770 35554 This summit has been logged as climbed by 33 members. Recently by: Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, eamonoc, jimmyread, nigelmckinney, Peter Walker, chalky, Fergalh, Garmin, FEARGALS, Trailtrekker, muschi, gerrym, dmcdevitt, AntrimRambler
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Longitude: -6.009698, Latitude: 54.252578 , Easting: 329770, Northing: 335554 Prominence: 155m,   Isolation: 3.9km
ITM: 729692 835577,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvnlr, 10 char: Slvnlrgy
Bedrock type: Granite, granodiorite, (Newry Granodiorite Complex)

Tullynasoo is a townland in the parish of Kilcoo. The name is derived from Ir. Tulaigh na Subh, 'hillock of strawberries'. The name Tullynasoo Mountain probably refers to the mountain pasture of the townland. Slievenalargy appears to be the name of the peak.   Slievenalargy is the 1199th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenalargy in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Secluded Mass Rock on Slievenalargy
wicklore on Slievenalargy, 2010
by wicklore  30 Mar 2010
Driving around Slievenalargy looking for a place to park I spoke to a couple of people on the minor road that skirts to the south of the hill. They told me I could park at the quarry at J305354 A, and cautioned that I should let the occupants of the house on the lane leading to the quarry know. A good minor road starting at J307352 B leads up to the quarry. There was no one at the house when I called. I parked at the quarry anyway, and I left a note in the window of my car with phone number in case there was a problem.

I climbed up to the left of the quarry and picked my way over rough ground to the NW. Fences criss-cross the hill, and I was able to pick up a small trail leading across the hill in the direction of the summit. While Slievenalargy may be one of the quieter Mournes hills, with little evidence of many visitors, it did hold a pleasant surprise in store for me. At approximately J299356 C I discovered a Mass Rock, inscribed with chalice, crosses and the letters ‘IHS’. It was a large block of granite, perhaps 3 feet high and 4 feet wide. It sat nestled between two areas of higher ground, and the views across to the Mournes from it were stunning. It was strange to think it had probably sat here for hundreds of years, and that it had once attracted so many people in secret onto this hill. Now hundreds of years later I was following in their footsteps, for a different reason, but seeing the same views. Letting go of the past I continued on to the summit area, which involved crossing a couple more tricky fences. The top is heathery with a sprinkling of rocks and boulders. The best view is towards the main Mournes, with Slieve Bearnagh, Meelmore and Meelbeg looking fantastic from this angle. Lough Island Reavy Reservoir sparkled just below the hill, and my eye was drawn northwards where I saw distant hills and Lough Neagh.

I retraced my route back to the quarry, pausing once again to admire the Mass Rock. As I moved on, the Rock continued its quiet existence, sitting peacefully in its hidden spot, with the knowledge that it will remain largely unvisited because of its location on this quiet hill.

I would suggest that anyone who wants to park at the quarry should call into the house on the lane to let them know. The quarry is dangerous, and is in use, so permission should be sought. Other than that it’s easy to enjoy the respite of this quiet hill! From the quarry to the summit only took about 30 minutes at a rambling pace, and the biggest challenge is getting over the many fences. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/971/comment/4560/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenalargy in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking south to the Mournes
wicklore on Slievenalargy, 2010
by wicklore  30 Mar 2010
Slievenalargy is one of the closest outliers to the north of the main Mourne group. For this reason it offers great views back to its higher and more majestic neighbours. In particular it offers new vistas of familiar hills, such as this photo which shows Slieve Bearnagh, Meelmore and Meelbeg. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/971/comment/4561/
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Burnt hill top
by pn_runner  23 Apr 2011
As of April 2011 the gorze above the quarry Wicklore mentions has been burnt off. You can pretty much pick your own route so long as you don't mind blackening your clothes and climbing fences. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/971/comment/6310/
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