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Finlieve Mountain Fionnshliabh A name in Irish
Ir. Fionnshilabh [PNNI 3], ‘white mountain’ Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin Beg List, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 578m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29&36 Grid Reference: J23633 20390
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: Carolyn105, Colin Murphy, PPruzina, liz50, MichaelG55, dshields, arderincorbett, trostanite, ilenia, David-Guenot, chalky, Lauranna, marcellawalking, twilawalking, di22900
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Longitude: -6.11006, Latitude: 54.117763 , Easting: 323633, Northing: 320390 Prominence: 20m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 723555 820396,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Fnlv, 10 char: Finlieve
Bedrock type: Sandstone, (Hawick Group)

Finlieve is a southern shoulder of Shanlieve / Eagle Mountain. The name is locally pronounced without the final consonant, as witnessed by the anglicised form Finley on James Williamson’s map of Co. Down (1810). The name Fionnshliabh, like Seanshliabh (Shanlieve), is linguistically notable as one of a small group of mountain names consisting of close compounds. In this case the adjective fionn, ‘white, fair’, is combined with sliabh, ‘mountain’.   Finlieve is the 339th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Finlieve in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view from near the summit.
 
A fairly remote, nondescript top.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  21 Sep 2020
One approach is to start at the forest entrance at J216 237 A. Ascend Tievedockaragh and continue to follow Batt's Wall past the summit, down into the col. Continue along the wall (which is partly replaced by a wire fence in the col) until it starts rising again on the western slope of Shanlieve, point J237 228 B, the turn SSE, climbing for about 1km to take you up on to the broad area separating Shanlieve from Finlieve. The terrain in the area is uneven and covered in long grass and heather, and difficult to navigate. Then continue south up the gently rising slope for another 2km through an area marked by deep peat hags, to reach the summit, which is marked by a small pile of rocks. Extensive views all around of Carlingford Lough and and the Binnians in the distance. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1414/comment/18042/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Finlieve in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area.
Local 100
by sandman  19 Jun 2015
By my calculation this is the 4th time I have had to complete my local 100, thankfully the pre 2014 remains the same. Although I have walked in this area many times over the years I could not say for certain if I visited the summit or not so, on a beautiful June afternoon, I rectified this. Parking at J2517717062 C I accessed the summit via the track marked on the Activity Map, a nice easy ramble. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1414/comment/18135/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Finlieve in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Counting sheep...
 
All in a row
by Colin Murphy  21 Sep 2020
While descending Finlieve spotted this unusually orderly group of sheep who seemed to be playing 'follow the leader'. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1414/comment/20895/
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