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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: 687m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30600 28700
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Longitude: -5.999989, Latitude: 54.190653 , Easting: 330600, Northing: 328700 Prominence: 109m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 730520 828704,   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 133rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Meelmore in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/15229/
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