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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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: Meelmore from Meelbeg
 
Steep-sided, easy-access peak in the Northern Mournes
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Peter Walker  29 Mar 2021
Near Newcastle, Slieve Meelmore is a steep-sided whaleback crossed by the Mourne Wall with some substantial crags overlooking the hollow of Pollaphuca on its E flank. It's a great perch from which to drool over the nearby peaks and crags of adjacent Bernagh as well as Donard, Binnion and the rolling hills of mid County Down.

N. Start from the road near the substantial car park at J31128 31420 A, following the Trassey track as far as the right turn at J31854 29187 B. Head for Pollaphuca and the dramatic col between Slieve Bearnagh and Slieve Meelmore. From here the summit is gained by a straightforward and steep ascent alongside the Mourne Wall. 1.5 – 2 hrs
Alternatively, head up to Hare's Gap and tackle S. Bernagh before coming to the col mentioned above. Be warned though of the very steep descent from Bernagh.

NW. One can also start from the picnic site further up the road J29280 29707 C. 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. 1.5 hrs

SW. Meelmore is at the end of a fine SW-NW ridge starting at Slieve Muck. Join the ridge wherever takes your fancy and follow the Mourne Wall as it snakes steeply over Slieve Meelbeg before arriving at the aforementioned col.

Notable tracks include track/2021 and track/3936 and if you can do a car split track/2335. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/138/comment/4898/
 
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))
 
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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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