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Slieve Na Calliagh Hill Sliabh na Caillí A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh na Caillí [logainm.ie], 'mountain of the hag') County Highpoint of Meath, in County Highpoint, Binnion Lists, Calcareous red-mica greywacke Bedrock

Height: 276m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 42 Grid Reference: N58617 77580 This summit has been logged as climbed by 215 members. Recently by: markwallace, paulmcquaid, Oileanach, Helenha, Reeks2011, danifergie87, Franky, theredyin, Grainnew, Lauranna, HeartTrek, 21yearsgone, declanohagan, colmdoggett, tmsr
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Longitude: -7.112337, Latitude: 53.744708 , Easting: 258617, Northing: 277580 Prominence: 171m,   Isolation: 11.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 658553 777596,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvNCl, 10 char: SlvNClgh
Bedrock type: Calcareous red-mica greywacke, (Clontail Formation)

The archaeological complex on several of the tops of these hills, consisting of passage tombs with megalithic art on their walls, is best known as Loughcrew. This is the name of a townland and a parish in the area, and the complex lies within this parish. Several of the most important monuments in the complex are located in the townland of Carnbane. The name Sliabh na Caillí refers to the Cailleach Bhéirre or Hag of Beara. Here she is said to have jumped from one hill to the next, dropping stones from her apron to form the cairns.   Slieve Na Calliagh is the 1211th highest summit in Ireland. Slieve Na Calliagh is the highest point in county Meath.

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Not just another pile of stones .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
pdtempan on Slieve Na Calliagh, 2008
by pdtempan  16 Sep 2008
I've been asked to offer some clarification on the name of this peak. Audi-Anne comments: "Slieve na Calliagh or Lough Crew and Carnbane East all appear to be the same place. " Well, yes, and no! Slieve na Calliagh, from the Ir. Sliabh na Caillí, 'mountain of the cailleach or hag', is the name of the group of hills as a whole. The archaeological complex on several of the tops of these hills, consisting of passage tombs with megalithic art on their walls, is best known as Loughcrew. This is the name of a townland and a parish in the area, and the complex (described as a "passage tomb cemetery" at www.megalithomania.com) lies within this parish. Presumably Loughcrew was originally the name of a lake, and the name was only later applied to the townland and parish in which the lake was situated, but I'm not aware of any significant lake in the area now, so perhaps it has been drained. Can anyone with local knowledge comment on this? Carnbane is also the name of a townland, and several of the most important monuments in the complex are located in this townland. This name comes from Ir. An Carn Bán, 'the white cairn'. I presume that this name refers to one of the hill-top monuments in the complex (local knowledge again?). So, the 3 different names apply to places in the same area, but one applies to the group of hills, one to a townland and parish, and one to another townland. I hope this helps. We can add the names Loughcrew and Carnbane to the explanatory text in the next update to the summits list, so that nobody overlooks the peak in MV because of the multiple names. By the way, there's no problem about the site being Neolithic AND megalithic. The first term refers to the date, the second to the style of construction with massive rocks (megaliths). Maybe you're thinking of Mesolithic, which is the period preceding the Neolithic. It's great to see that some of the newly-added peaks below 400m are attracting plenty of comments, and that an interest in archaeology is boosting the contributions. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/976/comment/3326/
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OPW guides greatly enhance a visit to this summit .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
A short stroll into ancient history .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
Having set myself the goal of standing atop the h .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
As the highest point in the county in which I cur .. by Thylacine   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
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