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Slieve Meelmore Mountain Sliabh Míol Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Míol Mór [PNNI], 'big mountain of the ants') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 680m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30594 28702
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Longitude: -6.00008, Latitude: 54.190672 , Easting: 330594, Northing: 328702 Prominence: 109m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 730514 828706,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvMlm, 10 char: SlvMlmr
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

A substantial tower has been built on the summit. The spot height is given as 704m on the 1:25,000 map, but this does not square with the contours, which only go up to 680m. Spellack (speilic, ' a splintery rock') is a spur on Slieve Meelmore.   Slieve Meelmore is the 141st highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Spellack to and fro
 
Meelmore any way you Spellack
by BleckCra  16 Oct 2013
Some very good work has been done on who do we think we are. We now know things like every Afro Caribbean has a European waymark on his evolutionary trail; that around 4% of our DNA has Neanderthal origin; and more recently, that most of us in the West are related to ..... most of us in the West.
That affords us the indulgence of choosing whom we like to be our progenitors. "Haggard Hammeraxe the Horrible" or "Oink" a neolithic sodbuster from Surrey.
Like the Irish surname Sullivan, it is more exciting to believe it descends from suil abhain, one eyed when in fact it is more likely it comes to us through Moorish Spain and Suleman.
Slieve Meelmore, despite a bizarre claim for it to be named after ants, descends from Irish - "the big bald one." (The surname Moyles has the same heritage.) We might wish it to be remarkable but even to our Irish forefathers it was pretty unremarkable.
Still, it is a good walk and not too tough once you have dealt with the deceptive Poluphuca - but were I to recommend a way on to it and recommend it with every bit of me, it would be by Spellack - unsung, unphotographed under the radar - and if you like, one of the easiest yet most rewarding scrambles in the Mournes.
Spellack is an activity centre. You can do anything with it: saunter aimlessly amongst its nooks and crannies or perched above hair-raising precipices, scare the complete BJ out of you - and if you are a Sunday scrambler like me ..., pretend to have the BJ scared out of you.
Attack from the Trassey track out of Bryansford.
Spellack - meaning "total excitement" - well something like "busted pointy rocks" actually. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/15229/
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csd on Slieve Meelmore, 2005
by csd  9 Apr 2005
A fairly easy day's walk that can be attempted in the short days of winter. Park at the car park to the west of Clonachullion Hill (at 311 314 A) and follow the Trassey Track as far as the right turn at 319 292 B. Head for Pollaphuca and the col between Slieve Bearnagh and Slieve Meelmore where you'll hit the Mourne Wall. Follow the right-most branch of the wall up to Slieve Meelmore (this is listed as 704m on the OS map, not 680 as recorded here!). Once you've gained the summit, savour the views before following the wall south again to the intersection with the main Mourne Wall at 305 285 C. Follow the westward spur to the track above the river, and then follow the Ulster Way back to the car park. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/361/
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tsunami on Slieve Meelmore, 2005
by tsunami  5 Jun 2005
Previous contributor CSD calls this a fairly easy days walk......... if you are of a comparitive fitness level to Paula Radcliff then perhaps yes it is - if like me you're not quite olympian standard then this mountain can provide a good test of your fitness and stamina. It won't take you long, today I made the summit from Meelmore Lodge carpark in just under the hour - going the long way round (anticlockwise) following the ulster way and returning by pollaphuca, but you'll need a little extra effort and a few extra deep breaths along the way. The problem is the underfoot conditions. From Pollaphuca it's very rocky and uneven and from the ulster way, although all maps indicate a path high up the valley side, it is more accurate described as river bed! The sheer amount of exposed rock is however a good indicator as to this hills previous life, and following this "riverbed " leads to a wonderful example of the type of stone masons shelters in the Mourne area (pic) at roughly 550m (J302285 D), and, baring in mind how tired my feet were at this point from trudging along the valley, all due respect goes to the men who once spent their working days here - their little personal quarry is evident right besifde the shelter - with the precision cut stone still lying around it's as if work had just ended for the weekend. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/1734/
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zeaphod on Slieve Meelmore, 2004
by zeaphod  20 Feb 2004
Another nice view - this time of Bernagh, with a large gnome who followed us all day! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/849/
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OonaghG on Slieve Meelmore, 2006
by OonaghG  12 Jun 2006
Anyone out there done the Seven Sevens? I hope to this year. Last weekend we tried out part of the route Bearnagh, Meelmor, Meebeg then across to Ben Crom Dam. However we didn't find a good route across the heather & cut away peat landscape. We kept to the East of Doan and picked up the Ben Crom river for a while before cutting East and scrabbling over the Southern end of Ben Crom itself with a treacherous scramble down the side until we found a bit of a path to the dam itself. Would we have been better heading up Ben Crom earlier and along by its crags (grid ref 309 265 E to 312 261 F). Any thoughts? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/2402/
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tsunami on Slieve Meelmore, 2004
by tsunami  30 Sep 2004
A view of the tower which is decribed above and accounts for the discrepancy some people have previously indicated with the spot height for this peak. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/1212/
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