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Derryveagh Mountains Area   Cen: Slieve Snaght Subarea
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Slieve Snaght Mountain Sliabh Sneachta A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Sneachta [DUPN], 'mountain of snow') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B92362 14812
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Longitude: -8.120048, Latitude: 54.980753 , Easting: 192362, Northing: 414812 Prominence: 403m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 592315 914798,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvSng, 10 char: SlvSnght
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

There are two mountains of this name in Donegal, the other one being in Inishowen.   Sliabh Sneachta is the second highest mountain in the Derryveagh Mountains area and the 148th highest in Ireland. Sliabh Sneachta is the second highest point in county Donegal.

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skyehigh on Slieve Snaght, 2005
by skyehigh  6 Apr 2005
Simply a photo of Drumnaliffernn Mountain and Slieve Snacht from the roadside above Dunlewy. Linkback:
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Picture: Rainbow in front of Errigal as hail storms pass.
Magnificent Viewpoint In Dramatic Weather
by Aidy  9 Apr 2016
I approached Slieve Snaght from Drumnalifferny Mountain, skirting the northern side of the lough. The eastern slope had looked extremely steep on the way over, but wasn't bad at all in reality. The views from the top are magnificent, and I had dramatic weather too, to add to the spectacle. Afterwards, I continued west to Crockfadda NE Top, and the descent down Slieve Snaght's west side was slow through a steep boulder field, but nothing seemed too bad after making it up the south side of Bingorms earlier! Linkback:
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Bleck Cra on Slieve Snaght, 2004
by Bleck Cra  21 Oct 2004
An american tourist described the sound of the Ulster-Scots town “Ahoghill” being pronounced, “like someone clearing catarrh”.
Sliabh Snaght, other than “a” and “cheque” is the most fun you can have with 2 words. Sleeeeeeve Snaaaaachchcht !
The only reason I draw attention to it, is because no one here has thought it worthy of comment, view or even derision.
You can never get out of Derry without it costing you something - in this case it was £2 for 2 strawberries at the Foyle Bridge, from a muscular child feigning a limp. I headed for Letterkenny, out of which en route to Derryveagh, you step into the land time forgotted. Around Glendowan, I alit against the warm flanks of farm beasts idling on the clearway. It was hard to go any way other than straight on, but I thought I better ask anyway. “Ah now” he said in that sad sing-song Donegal voice, like they’re being accompanied by a melodian. “Go straight on to the crossroads and don’t go left.” Fine…. “Go to the next crossroads and don’t go left again.”
Well you can see where this is going. So I just went straight on and a white terrier accompanied me off the premises.
At Lough Barra, beneath Snaght, you think you’ll just go home. This is the absolute back of beyond AND some.
Can’t remember which way ‘round it went, but route up or down took in a pretty stream over polished rocks and embedded rowan trees: perhaps a little stone bridge. Route down or up took in endless marching-come-wading through waist-high rushes. The walk itself seemed to throw up no great terrors, fascinations or bright spots, other than the summit where the views across Errigal and siblings was quite spendid. I’ll try to dig out a pic. Linkback:
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Picture: Poisoned Glen from the Dunlewy church
pazapas on Slieve Snaght, 2006
by pazapas  19 Oct 2006
I am late, it is 19 october 2006 and I climbed Slieve Snaght in june. This was probably one of the most demanding walk I did this year in Ireland. Described with only 14km for 6,5 or 7h in my book, It was in fact 6 long hours and 20km with an equivalent positive slope of 1500m (recorded with GPS) in a fresh and windy weather.
The walk started in Dunlewy, near the old church mentioned by skyehigh with a well marked trail. After hundred meters I passed a nice small bridge and I went to the Poisoned Glen. The ground was really wet. I followed the glen until a brook which forms a right angle towards the left. At this point I was in a particularly quiet place. Then I turned to the left and I begun to climb up. At the national park's fences, don't use the ladder, use the gate on the left, 60 meters from the ladder. I followed the slope to the Slieve Snaght. The view toward the old church is very nice and you can see the Errigal mount if the clouds are not to low (they were at no more 700m). Going down was not so easy for me. Despite a steep ground, I found my way among the boulders, saw many red deers, reached the nice Devlin River and went back to the old church. One of the best horseshoe walk I ever made in Ireland... Linkback:
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padodes on Slieve Snaght, 2007
by padodes  28 Jun 2007
Slieve Snaght from the north, with Lough Maam in the foreground. The mountain is sufficiently far from civilization on all sides as to guarantee an experience of wilderness. The notch on the horizon to the E (left side) marks the easy point of access to the ridge leading to the top and its magnificent views, particularly northwards to Errigal, the Aghlas, and the great whaleback of Muckish. Not so easy is the descent to the W or SW, over a jumble of boulders. A simple circuit is to walk directly to the mountain from Dunlewey (in good weather it is visible all the way), go over the top from E to W, and then return to Dunlewey along the meandering Devlin river. Linkback:
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Bring home your skins!!!!
by david bourke  24 Oct 2011
While on a recent climb of Slieve Snaght in the Derryveagh Mountains I was appalled to see the amount of Banana skins scattered close to the summit cairn. It would appear that the Leave No Trace policy is not being observed by some previous hillwalkers. The banana is a great source of energy to the hillwalker but the message still need to be brought home to a certain few to bring home the skins. Linkback:
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