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Forth Mountain 237m,
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South Wexford Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 68, 69, 76, 77 
Highest place:
Slievecoiltia, 268.5m
Maximum height for area: 268.5 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 187.5 metres,

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Forth Mountain Hill Sliabh Fothart A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Fothart [GE] , 'mountain of the Fothairt') Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, White, purple quartzites with slates Bedrock

Height: 237m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 77 Grid Reference: S98082 19204
Place visited by 37 members. Recently by: deirdrec, jgfitz, kmicheal, Nakoz, andodenis, TommyMc, jlk, conormcbandon, Aidy, DeltaP, Barry28213, Dbosonnet, Pepe, Joshua3, Roen
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Longitude: -6.562465, Latitude: 52.316178 , Easting: 298082, Northing: 119204 Prominence: 172m,  Isolation: 11.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 698009 619255,   GPS IDs, 6 char: FrthMn, 10 char: FrthMntn
Bedrock type: White, purple quartzites with slates, (Shelmaliere Formation)

The summit is named Raven Rock [OS 6 map]. Located in the townlands of Forth Commons, Bargy Commons and Shelmaliere Commons. The Fothairt were an early people of S.E. Ireland. They also gave their name to the barony of Forth.   Forth Mountain is the second highest hill in the South Wexford area and the 1303th highest in Ireland. Forth Mountain is the most southerly summit and also the most easterly in the South Wexford area.

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Holding Forth over the Wexford Coast .. by group   (Show all for Forth Mountain (Sliabh Fothart)) Picture about mountain Forth Mountain (<i>Sliabh Fothart</i>) in area South Wexford, Ireland
Picture: Farm and mast near the summit trig pillar
wicklore on Forth Mountain, 2009
by wicklore  9 Nov 2009
Forth Mountain lies a few kilometres SW of Wexford Town. Mountain is a bit of an ambitious addition to this hill's name as it is one of the 50 smallest hills on MV. (Out of the current 1054 listed). It is a small ridge of upland about 1.5 kms long stretching NE SW. It has two summits, with the highest point at the NE end. The southern half of the ridge is covered in forestry and I didnt go there.

I was skirting around the hill looking for a way onto the summit area. The public road is only 40 - 50 metres below the highest point in places. However there are farms on all sides of the summit and I resorted to using the farm access road at S984 196 A. This leads to a farm at the summit area, with barns, livestock and some houses. Those with dogs should take note of this obvious restriction on letting their four - legged friends run free. The lane runs through the farm and leads to the rocky summit outcrop. Im not sure about public access as I never saw anyone to ask. There are a number of communications masts and rocky outcrops around the summit area, and the trig pillar is atop the biggest of these. The trig pillar retains one of those curious benchmark plaques that pdtempan discusses in Motley Views General Forum (04-06-2008). These rectangular plaques have disappeared from most trig pillars that they were originally on, so its nice to see them on rare occasions

From the top the views are magnificent and include Wexford Town, Rosslare harbour and the wider coastal area. The Saltee Islands were visible to the south east, and the Blackstairs to the north. Out to the west I could see some low hills including Slievecoillte and Carrickbyrne Hill near New Ross. A friendly farm dog joined me at the summit and accompanied me back down the track past the farm to my car. I think information about public access to this hill would be badly needed but I couldnt find out on this occasion.

This hill is well worth a visit for those passing by. It requires absolutely minimal effort in return for fantastic views. Remember to bring a treat for the friendly local farm dog! Linkback:
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The dogs name is Buddy and yes he is very friendl .. by Unes79   (Show all for Forth Mountain (Sliabh Fothart))
Forth on the Fourth .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Forth Mountain (Sliabh Fothart))
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