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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)
 
I've been asked to offer some clarification on th .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
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A short stroll into ancient history .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
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paulocon on Slieve Na Calliagh, 2008
by paulocon  5 Oct 2008
Having set myself the goal of standing atop the high points of all 32 counties in Ireland and after my youngest daughter informed me that she'd love to 'climb a mountain', Slieve Na Calliagh offered the perfect opportunity to keep us all happy!

This was my second high-point in a week but was a complete contrast to the ardous climb up Slieve Donard in the Mournes. The location is very easy to find, simply head for Oldcastle from Kells and it's signposted for the last few kilometres. From the carpark, it's around a 400-500 metre walk to the tomb itself. For a family trip, it's excellent in that the walk up the hill provides a challenge to younger kids and a sense of achievment when they reach the top - a gentle introduction to hillwalking!

Although it may be one of the lower county high points, the fact that the land around is so flat means that the views from atop the hill are excellent. We had a bit of a haze today but I believe that in a really clear day, you can see the Mournes in Down and the Wicklow Mountains. Today, we could see the hills of Baileboro in County Cavan as well as lakes in Westmeath. The history of the hill and the archaeology upon it obviously make it one of the more interesting summits to be found.

All in all, a great one for the family - the kids absolutely loved it as did I. Highly recommended and I'll certainly be bringing my crowd back again! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/976/comment/3354/
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