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Mourne Mountains Area   W: Spelga 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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Hen Mountain Hill Sliabh na Circe A name in Irish
Ir. Sliabh na Circe [PNNI3], ‘mountain of the hen’ Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List

Height: 354m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J24530 27608
Place visited by 84 members. Recently by: garrettd, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, Welder, dregish, Andy1287, PPruzina, IndyMan, justynagru, Fenton, p_treanor, abcd, briankelly, leonardt
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Longitude: -6.09336, Latitude: 54.182319 , Easting: 324530, Northing: 327608 Prominence: 83m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 724452 827609,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HnMntn, 10 char: HnMntn


Hen Mountain is the lower neighbour of Cock Mountain. Other peaks in the area named after birds are Eagle Mountain and Pigeon Rock Mountain. The tors on Hen Mountain offer some scope for rock climbing. The Glack is a saddle between Cock Mountain and Hen Mountain. Ir. glac/glaic denotes the grasp of a clutching hand or the gap and is one of many anatomical terms applied to the Irish landscape.   Hen Mountain is the 1043th highest place in Ireland.

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Fun in the Fog on Hen
by Pepe  2 Oct 2015
Our plans for Slieve Donard scuppered by fog, we drove instead to the carpark for the Rocky Mtn Circuit only to find all the mountains up here also shrouded in fog. Thinking we'd have to confine ourselves to a roadwalk, Hen came to the rescue. We trudged up the grassy path through the mist. Now I'm not advocating hillwalking in foggy conditions, but the thing about Hen is that it does have that path up. Also, the three tors up top act as misty beacons to guide you about. we used them as staging posts to keep our bearings despite the fog. Very enjoyable and unusual to sit on one of those great granite tors utterly shrouded in cloud and yet know there's a safe way down. Our great day out ended in only an hour and a half of a hillwalk - but that was better than nothing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1388/comment/18339/
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A little hill with some personality. .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Hen Mountain (Sliabh na Circe))
 
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