Slieve Beagh South East Top 373m hill, Fermanagh/S Tyrone Monaghan Ireland at
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Fermanagh/S Tyrone Area
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 17, 18, 19 
Highest place:
Belmore Mountain, 398m
Maximum height for area: 398 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 323 metres,

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Slieve Beagh South East Top Hill Eshbrack A name in English
For origin of name, see Slieve Beagh. County Highpoint of Monaghan, in County Highpoint List, Shale, laminated carbonate, evaporite Bedrock

Height: 373m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 18 Grid Reference: H53184 43566
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Longitude: -7.183147, Latitude: 54.338031 , Easting: 253184, Northing: 343566 Prominence: 5m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 653120 843566,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv373, 10 char: SlvBghSthE
Bedrock type: Shale, laminated carbonate, evaporite, (Meenymore Formation)

Slieve Beagh South East Top is the 1007th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Beagh South East Top is the second most southerly summit in the Fermanagh/S Tyrone area. Slieve Beagh South East Top is the highest point in county Monaghan.

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Slieve Beagh SE - October 2012
by Jaak  16 Oct 2012
I took the route described by Harry Goodman and others and found it straightforward, as the weather was reasonable and there was moderate visibility. However, it was very wet and soggy in places. The top is one of the most unimpressive you will encounter and I would imagine it must be very difficult to locate in mist or fog without using GPS. I recorded the top as: H 53185 43566 A. The attached photo shows the decorative artwork that exists at the summit and at other locations in the vicinity.

I doubt if many of us would have heard of Slieve Beagh SE if it were not the highest point in Co.Monaghan – it just proves that everything has a place in life.

The route itself is well described, so there is little to add. My biggest difficulty on the day was reaching the starting point recommended by Harry G. I got off to a bad start by missing the road out of Monaghan and getting caught up in a labyrinth of small roads, lanes and boreens, all of which were without signposts of any shape or form. I got very strange looks from a woman after I arrived back at her house for about the fourth time !!! Lesson learned – do your homework on minor roads in advance of setting out. Trackback:
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Flat but boggy
by paddyobpc  24 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 25 Jun 2016. The journey home from our Donegal holidays took in Monahan's highest point, Slieve Beagh East Top. This was a very boggy walk and difficult enough to navigate due to a lack of features on the landscape. Kieron Gibbon’s book “Ireland's County High Points – A Walking Guide” proved invaluable here especially to find the high point. There is no issue with height on this one only climbing 110m, it was the boggy ground that needed some extra care. Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself were back to the car within 2 hours after covering 6.5Km. We met another County High Point challenger at the start of this one, Marc O'laoghaire of "The County Climb". See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website ( to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Trackback:
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Bring spare socks!
by hazyview  5 Sep 2010
Three of us climbed this yesterday in atrocious visibilty, and I have to say that we would never have found the summit but for the excellent directions from Harry Goodman and Murray Nolan. The landmarks mentioned by the contributors were very useful. It is an excellent place for walking but once we reached the end of the stone track, and headed across the heather towards the summit, it was like The Dead Marshes. Granted, it was just after a morning's heavy rain. However, this just makes it all the more of an achievement when you find the top. Trackback:
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Boggy, lonely but not without merit.
by Geo  17 Oct 2012
County Top taken out with it's bigger brother Sl Beagh main top in an afternoon spin up to Monaghan by Liz50 and I. The weather, atrocious last night, and not great this morning, cleared up over the drumlins of South Ulster so we went ahead with our plans to walk this desolate place.
Out of Monaghan we took the Tydavnet road R186 and about 6km further on after a sharpish RH bend a sign for Knockatallon 11km to the left, followed this, all the 11km well signed considering the country roads and Ireland's habit of only signing so far, then you're on you're own! Just before Knockatallon proper we took a right turn up the little road marked for Residents Only, signposted for "Three Counties Hollow", thereafter we followed the directions as given by others on this site.
Unsurprisingly we met no one else, and expected the place to be dreadfully boggy, which it was but only to a point, to be fair most of the going after one leaves the tracks is over relatively good going, the vegetation on the peat is short, mostly grassy can be moved over quite quickly.
An hour from the car brought us to the top of Sl. Beagh main top, taking in SE top in the process and this with excellent visibilty, I would agree it's not a place to go in mist or rain, unless you like working your map & compass or GPS!
On the way down, in fact, the visibility was good enough to see Slieve Gullion 40km or so SE, the rolling land of Monaghan before it.
Anyway, not such a bad place, but take it in fair weather, and you'll do the two tops in about 2 hours up and down from the car. Trackback:
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Slieve Baaaaaaagh
by Onzy  20 Apr 2014
Visited enroute to somewhere else, thankfully as I would have hated to have made a special trip to this place. It must rate as one of the most monotonous hill walks I have had. Having reached the SE top, I couldn't face walking the further 800m each way to the main 'top', and retraced my steps to the car.

However, this is a county top, and as the volume of comments suggests, is reasonably well visited. For those of you who must, it seems best to start around H554 415 B and head NW, initially on a good track - when the track forks, ignore both left and right and head out over bog. Just over 3k each way; 1 hour 20 mins should cover it. Trackback:
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Sliabh Beagh
by marymac  10 May 2011
I feel like I just spent 2 hours in a bouncy castle. Thanks to previous contributors for their directions. I never would have known where the summit was without them. But somehow, Sliabh Beagh is worth the effort.. Trackback:
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