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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
Place visited by 284 members. Recently by: mlmoroneybb, ochils_trekker, Ansarlodge, annem, elizauna, Pear, abeach, srr45, adgrenna, SeanPurcell, derekfanning, mickR, AlanReid, walkingireland, Ianhhill
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Snaght (<i>Sliabh Sneachta</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking north from Slieve Snaght
 
Lonely at the Top
by ochils_trekker  12 Oct 2022
I was lucky enough with the weather on my second visit to north Donegal in early September, just before the weather broke in a big way, so managed a few tops over three or four days. Slieve Snaght was on the list, and I had the Poisoned Glen to myself for the whole walk as it turned out. Straagely, not even the usual sheep dotted around the hillside, which made the experience feel perhaps even more solitary than the remoteness of the mountain itself would. Just a pair of ravens, a mountain hare , a lot of huge dragonflies around the bog pools, and the tiny frogs which occasionally would appear just where I where I was about to plant my boot. I can report that no amphibians were hurt in the course of this adventure though. I parked at the roofless church and managed to find a river crossing point after a bit of faffing about to make my way in a broadly SSE direction up to the first small hill, going round the W side (B9309 1733 starA)and then following my nose and keeping to the E of the stream. Once I reached Drumnalifferny it was just a case of up and down along the ridge until the drop down to Lough Slievesnaght and a fair slog up the shoulder to the summit cairn. Took me 3.5 hrs to the summit, and I wasn't hanging around, so I guess I took a scenic route. Probably lost 30 mins looking for a decent crossing point on the river when really I should have just taken the boots off and gone straight across as it wasn't in flood. After a few shots and a very peaceful lunch at the top, I retraced my steps more or less, as I didn't fancy the descent through the gap to the NW of Lough Slievesnaght. A big tick off my list of Irish tops - I managed Errigal, Dooish and Muckish in the same few days, so I was well pleased with myself - and Slieve Snaght was a pretty wonderful, solitary experience in perfect conditions.
As a footnote to this, when I climbed Errigal the contrast was stark - the place was mobbed with people, mostly casually attired in the glorious weather and thanks to the newly-constructed stone pathway and running boards taking people most of the way to the final ridge. I felt a bit overdressed for the occasion in my walking gear ! Build it and they will come, as someone once said. It is very well done though, and addresses the erosion problem. So credit where it is due and all that. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/142/comment/23695/
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