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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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The Mourne Seven Sevens
by hbowman  8 Aug 2010
I climbed this mountain yesterday as part of the Mourne 7'7s. Started in Donard car park around 7am and followed the traditional route to the summit of Slieve Donard - up to the saddle and left. Upon reaching the summit, it was a case of following the wall back down to the saddle and up Slieve Commedagh. From one summit to the other took me 35 minutes. Hikers are faced with a choice at this stage - either head along the wall towards Bernagh, Meelmore and Meelbeg or head towards Lamagan and Binnian. I decided to head towards Lamagan. So, back down to the saddle and along part of the Brandypad, then turn left just after the castles of Commedagh. There is no need to climb Beg and Cove summits, keep to the right until you find a path, which will lead to the summit of Lamagan. Upon summiting Lamagan, I headed towards Ben Crom Dam. It had been very cloudy and windy until this stage; however for a few minutes the mist cleared and the reservoir appeared out of nowhere! At the point between Lamagan and Binnian, in front of the reservoir, I left my rucksack and headed towards Slieve Binnian via the Back Castles. As always, it was very windy. The trek between Lamagan and Binnian took approx 1.5 hours. Upon returning to Ben Crom dam, try to find a path which leads towards the embankment and cross. This is the half way point; which must be reached by 2.30pm. The mist had cleared by this stage and was replaced by sunshine. I had previously been advised that the trek from Binnian to Meelbeg is the tough part. I would certainly agree. For those considering the walk in the future, do not look at a grid map at the valley between Doan and Ben Crom at the wide contour lines and think that because there is little ascending it must be simple. It is very difficult. The marshy conditions around the river in this valley sap energy. It took 2 hours for me to climb Meelbeg from Ben Crom Dam. Upon summiting Meelbeg, great views were to be had over eastern, central and western Mournes. This was the first time I had got clear skies on this mountain! Follow the wall up Meelmore and Bernagh. If the Binnian/Meelbeg trek is energy-draining, the descent from Bernagh to Donard Car park was even worse! Follow the wall to Hare's Gap and then the Brandypad to the saddle between Donard and Commedagh. Thereafter follow the path towards the finish. All in all, a very rewarding challenge but gruelling in places. Finished at 7.30pm. Advantages of this approach: the trek to Lamagan over Beg and Cove is easier than the ascent of Lamagan from Ben Crom Dam. It is also quicker to reach the half way point. Advantages of the Commedagh-Bernagh route would be the finishing point at Donard Car park is considerably shorter from Lamagan than Bernagh. Also, hikers are walking down rather than up the marshy valley between Doan and Ben Crom. Linkback:
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