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Mourne Mountains Area   N: Bearnagh Subarea
Place count in area: 59, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY 
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 133rd highest place in Ireland.

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Steep-sided, easy-access peak in the Northern Mou .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore (Sliabh Míol Mór))
 
Meelmore Highs .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore (Sliabh Míol Mór))
 
short hike but amazing .. by fatredline   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore (Sliabh Míol Mór))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Meelmore (<i>Sliabh Míol Mór</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Meelmore from Meelbeg
 
A strange beast
by paulocon  14 May 2010
From some angles, it really is a strange beast.. kind of like a beached whale or the back of an elephant. Whatever it is, it had loads of people scurrying up, down and around it! For summit baggers, there are huge gains to be made with Carn, Loughshannagh, Meelbeg, Meelmore and Bearnagh so close to each other and the walking (with the exception of that climb up Bearnagh) pretty easy going.

As for that climb up Bearnagh! From Meelmore it looks impossibly steep, ridiculous even! Even glancing across at it was causing my legs to cramp so I decided to cross the wall and take a dander up to the summit proper of Meelmore to take my mind off the task ahead. That summit lies a hundred metres or so away from the watch-tower (what exactly was 'watched' from these towers?) and is marked with a cairn. My 'quiet time' at the top was interrupted by that rarest of creatures, a fell runner, and before I had time to raise my hand to salute him, he was off round the corner and was descending towards Bearnagh in what I can only describe as an uncontrolled and impossibly fast stumble.

I decided to stick to what I know best and slowly picked my way down across the rocks to the gap between Meelmore and Bearnagh before heading off up the ridiculous gradient.. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/4731/
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Happy Valley Hike .. by hbowman   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore (Sliabh Míol Mór))
 
A fairly easy day's walk that can be attempted in .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Meelmore (Sliabh Míol Mór))
 
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