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Mourne Mountains Area   N: Bearnagh Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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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 NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 687m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30594 28702
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Longitude: -6.000668, Latitude: 54.189586 , Easting: 330594, Northing: 328702 Prominence: 109m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 730479 828585,   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', probably ultimately derived from Latin spelunca, ‘cave, den’) is a spur on Slieve Meelmore.   Slieve Meelmore is the 132nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Meelmore (<i>Sliabh Míol Mór</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Meelmore seen from the slopes of Slieve Bearnagh
 
pdtempan on Slieve Meelmore, 2006
by pdtempan  30 May 2006
There seem to be some mix-up about the height of Slieve Meelmore, as csd has noticed below. 704m on the 1:25K map and no marked height on the 1:50K. The point where the 704m spot height is shown seems to be at the little tower rather than at the summit, which is clearly about 50m south (see picture). A GPS reading at the summit however gave 694m and Paddy Dillon gives 680m. If you check the contour rings on the 1:25K there is obviously some mistake as the highest contour ring is 680m, making the 704m spot height impossible. As well as mapping problems, the name is rather odd too, Slieve Meelmore being lower than Slieve Meelbeg, but that's another can of worms... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/2357/
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BILLNOR on Slieve Meelmore, 2006
by BILLNOR  12 Apr 2006
Sunday 9th April 2006 my wife and I Started our walk from Meelmore Lodge walking along the lane upto the stile at the stone wall. We crossed over and walked around the base of Slieve Meelmore until we reached the rough pathway halfway up the valley between Meelbeg and Meelmore and then followed the river ontowards the Mourne wall on the shoulder between the two.Watch your footing here, as the path runs out the ground gets a bit uneven and is at times boggy.
When we got to the wall crossed over the stile a snow storm came in very fast sweeping up the valley rushed over the wall then it was a white out. We continued on to the top of Meelmore we could only see snow so turned back the way we came. When we arrived at the stile between Meelmore and Meelbeg the snow lightened up so we climbed Meelbeg as we reached the top the snow hit again and was now 2-3 inches deep we had to slow down as it became very slippy underfoot. We returned to Meelmore Lodge the way we came. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/2266/
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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 A to 312 261 B). Any thoughts? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/2402/
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zeaphod on Slieve Meelmore, 2004
by zeaphod  20 Feb 2004
Up here on Sun 8/2/04. Trassey car park, Trassey track, then left to Slieve Bernagh/Meelmore col. On to the top, then Meelbeg, and return. A bit of snow and sunshine gave us a super day out. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/848/
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/1212/
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CaptainVertigo on Slieve Meelmore, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  9 Apr 2005
Coming off Meelmore on a warm March afternoon Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/1577/
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