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Slieve Bawn Hill Sliabh Bána A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Bána [logainm.ie], 'mountain of Badbgna') Roscommon County, in Binnion List, Blue-grey greywacke & black argillite Bedrock

Height: 262m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 40 Grid Reference: M95476 74312
Place visited by 36 members. Recently by: AntrimRambler, Garmin, DeltaP, Marybw, conormcbandon, Glanman2, eamonoc, chalky, jossarm, AdrianneB, Onzy, Fergalh, jlk, shanec, marymac
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Longitude: -8.069409, Latitude: 53.718596 , Easting: 195476, Northing: 274312 Prominence: 207m,  Isolation: 17.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 595418 774327,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv262, 10 char: SlvBawn
Bedrock type: Blue-grey greywacke & black argillite, (Finnalaghta Formation)

6km NW of Lanesborough. The name has nothing to do with bán, 'white'. Bána is the modern form of Badbgna, name of a Fir Bolg chieftain of this area. In clear conditions it is possible to see as far as Crough Patrick. There is also a fine view of the many islands on Lough Ree. Has been called Aghalard.   Slieve Bawn is the 1247th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Bawn is the second highest point in county Roscommon.

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Using the local minor roads we reached M960 735&n .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Bawn)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Bawn in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Trig and sky - not much else of a view from the top.
 
Drive-in top with poor views.
by simon3  5 May 2010
We couldn't find the first access point mentioned by wicklore as the place to enter the forest. A local man suggested that we turn NW at M96927279 D near a pub - this is on the road from Curraghcroe to Ballagh. Follow the forest roads and when there is a choice, take the turn that leads you nearest in bearing to the summit. You will come upon the sign mentioned by wicklore and then it's 250m to the top.
Views are as mentioned before "sporadic". Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/991/comment/4675/
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Enjoyable .. by Marybw   (Show all for Slieve Bawn)
 
Sliabh Bán is not so challenging and more suitabl .. by spoon   (Show all for Slieve Bawn)
 
As Spoon said this is not very challenging but th .. by Alan Lee   (Show all for Slieve Bawn)
 
The hill at the top of Lough Ree! Lovely views an .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Slieve Bawn)
 
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