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Slievelamagan Mountain Sliabh Lámhagáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Lámhagáin [PNNI], 'creeping/crawling mountain') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 702.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J32887 26032
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Longitude: -5.966147, Latitude: 54.166118 , Easting: 332887, Northing: 326033 Prominence: 197.18m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 732807 826038,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvlmg, 10 char: Slvlmgn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

So named, according to Harris (author of The Antient and Present State of the County of Down), because it has to be climbed in a crawling position. The southern slopes are, indeed, relentlessly steep. An alternative name, Sliabh Snámháin, has the same meaning. Below Lamagan Slabs is a spot called Percy Bysshe, which suggests a connection with the poet Shelley.   Slievelamagan is the 109th highest place in Ireland.

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GWPR on Slievelamagan, 2004
by GWPR  21 Feb 2004
Carrick Little track to ascend Southern shoulder of Cove Mt. above Cove Lough to reach col between Cove and Slieve Lamagan. Tough ascent at first. Met a bog lizard and a Peregrine Falcon! Great views from summit.
Picture shows Slieve Lamagan on approach from Carrick Little track. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/comment/852/
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Picture: Ben Crom Dam and Slievelamagan
mneary34 on Slievelamagan, 2006
by mneary34  19 Sep 2006
This photo shows the Ben Crom Dam from below Ben Crom and Slievelamagan and its col with Slieve Binnian on the far side. From the col on the route back to Newcastle Slievelamagan represents a tough 300 metre climb as part of the seven sevens. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/comment/2507/
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fingal on Slievelamagan, 2009
by fingal  30 Jul 2009
Just back off Slievelamagan this evening after some rock climbing. Twice since 2007 I have come across sites where it would appear that explosives have been recently used to prospect. The first site is near the crest of the hill on the northern side and is probably well known at this stage - crystals in the seam are still visible at the back of the scoop. This time, I found a very extensive site on a particularly remote part of the hillside. The excavated area is at least 2x3 feet and had been back filled with rubble and dirt with sods of heather roughly placed on top. I dont want to reveal the particular grid. ref. to save the site for the moment. Other equipment was found close by. Would appear that this site is being worked still. Any ideas?????? what is happening and on what scale? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/comment/3977/
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Picture: Walkers at Slievelamagan summit
 
Great viewpoint
by paulocon  21 Sep 2013
A quite fantastic location for viewing the Higher Mournes. The walk across the inner spine of Beg, Cove and onto Lamagan is an interesting and recommended one. Found the approach from this side easier than the tough pull up from the Binnian/Lamagan Col Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/comment/15194/
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Slow Recovery
by susanc  2 Jul 2016
Starting at Rourkes Park went up past the weir, cut across to the track by Lower Cove and then up to the summit of Lamagan. Descended the steeper side down to the track from Carrick Little. Found this side of the mountain is still suffering from the severe fire a few years ago with a lot of exposed peat and rocks with only a few inches of regrowth. Many people climb Lamagan after Binnian but I think there's a case for restricting walkers, if it was possible, to allow the mountain time to recover. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/comment/18590/
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Lamagan and the mysterious disappearing path.......
by PinkyFloyd  7 Aug 2018
Traipsed up the mighty Lamagan today for the first time from the col between Binnian and Lamagan. Started perfectly on the path which I soon lost. Yes the path looked clear on my map but could I find it after a few hundred metres? Nope! So off I went, tracking North and a little East making my own merry way up the mountain. I kinda enjoyed gawking up and picking my path, I knew to stay well away from the east face so just used a bit of grit and stubbornness and common sense.

I eventually found the path again, I think, it's hard to say, but it led me to the Col. A look at google maps in satellite view shows the path quite clearly, but it's one thing to see it on google maps and another thing entirely to find it at ground level! I enjoyed the hike, yes it was a bit of a slog but it's a majestic looking mountain and it felt great to climb it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/106/comment/20005/
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