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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Meelmore in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieves Meelbeg, Meelmore and Bearnagh from Doan
 
The impostor among the Seven Sevens
Short Summary created by Peter Walker,  6 Sep 2017
The lower of the Meelmore/Meelbeg pairing, Slieve Meelmore has historically been one of the Seven Sevens based on the height listed on older maps. In the present day it is a steep-sided whaleback crossed by the Mourne Wall with some substantial crags overlooking the hollow of Pollaphuca on its eastern flank.

The most commonly used ascent is via the Trassey Track, starting from the road near the substantial car park at (311315 A), following the track up to the dramatic col between Slieve Bearnagh and Meelmore. From here the summit is gained by a straightforward and steep ascent alongside the Mourne Wall.

One can also start from the picnic site further up the road (292297 B), from here a path can be followed up the stream valley falling from the Meelmore/Meelbeg col. The stream guides the way once the path fades although the ground is rough and boggy, and the summit is easily gained following the wall from the col.

The views are unsurprisingly extensive, with the most dramatic feature being the adjacent monstrous peak of Slieve Bearnagh. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/4898/
 
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