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South East Midlands Area , S: Slievenamon Subarea
Feature count in area: 31, by county: Laois: 6, Carlow: 1, Offaly: 1, Kildare: 2, Kilkenny: 13, Tipperary: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 28A, 28B, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 59, 60
Highest Place: Slievenamon 720.2m

Starting Places (16) in area South East Midlands:
Ballinvarry West, Clodiagh Church, Coolnahau, Coppanagh Wood South, Freney's Well, Glynn, Gorlough Wood, Hill of Allen, Inistioge, Killamery Wood East, Kylebeg Wood, Lingaun River, Mount Alto Wood, Mullenbeg Wood South, Newtown Upper School, Slievenamon Walk Head

Summits & other features in area South East Midlands:
E: Barrow: Clogrennan Hill 336m, Newtown Hill 208m
N Cen: Timahoe Hills: Ballaghmore Hill 268m, Cullenagh Mountain 317m, Fossy Mountain 332m, Hewson Hill 261m
N: Croghan: Croghan Hill 234m
N: Newbridge Hills: Dunmurry Hill 233m, Hill of Allen 219m
S: Mullinavat: Coolnahau Hill 265m, Corbally Hill 285m, Mount Alto 276m, Tory Hill 292m
S: Slievenamon: Knockahunna 502.8m, Sheegouna 553.5m, Slievenamon 720.2m, Slievenamon North-West Top 564m
S: Windgap: Carricktriss Gorse 314m, Carrigadoon Hill 296.9m, Faranaree Hill 283m
SE: Brandon Hill: Brandon Hill 515m, Coppanagh 365m, Croghan 365m
W Cen: Durrow: Ballynalacken Hill 314m, Caponellan Hill 253m, Knockmannon Hill 315m
W Cen: Slieveardagh: Clomantagh Hill 349m, Knocknamuck 340m, Monabrogue 284m
W: Horse & Jockey: Kill Hill 241m, Killough 235m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Sheegouna, 553.5m Mountain Sí Ghamhnaí A name in Irish,
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Slievenamon North-East Top an extra name in English, Tipperary County in Munster province, in Arderin Beg Lists, Sheegouna is the third highest mountain in the South East Midlands area and the 413th highest in Ireland.
Grid Reference S30500 31600, OS 1:50k mapsheet 67
Place visited by: 88 members, recently by: childminder05, DeirdreM, Cunn2000, westside, PrzemekPanczyk, NualaB, conorjob, Liamob, jollyrog, pinchy, Moirabourke, Timmy.Mullen, peter1, Grumbler, garrettd
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -7.552293, Latitude: 52.435473, Easting: 230500, Northing: 131600, Prominence: 15.4m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 630442 631648


  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Shgn, 10 char: Sheegouna

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Summary for Sheegouna (Sí Ghamhnaí): A great view of south Kilkenny
Summary created by jackill 2015-09-02 12:41:27
            MountainViews.ie picture about Sheegouna (<em>Sí Ghamhnaí</em>)
Picture: From Slievenamon North-West Top
Start from the roadside north of Kilcash at A (S317 288) A just in front of a farmyard.Park on the roadside, which is narrow, as best you can. Be careful not to obstruct the farm entrances. A rough signposted track leads off to the west, up the mountain. The route up the mountain is on a substantial track so you can't really go wrong, just follow it uphill with the forestry on your right.
At the top of this track is a concrete building with bits of decaying aerial near it. Go past this uphill to the north on a gradual slope to the summit area of Slievenamon. Head downhill north on steep ground before a gradual rise to the summit of Slievenamon North-West Top which is marked by a cairn of flat stones and what appears to be an excavated cist grave. Continue downhill east over rough ground before gaining an obvious forest edge track to the summit of Knockahunna then downhill south passing a windshaped tree before a gradual ascent to the summit cairn of Slievenamon North-East Top making a good circuit in this isolated mountain area. A sometimes faint track leads from its col with Slievenamon more or less all the way back to the main Slievenamon ascent track.
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Member Comments for Sheegouna (Sí Ghamhnaí)
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Picture: Snowy Sheegouna from Slievenamon
The Tipp of the iceberg
by madfrankie 21 Mar 2018
A couple of pics from a frigid hike up Slievenamon that continued on to the NE top, Sheegouna.
Amazing how even the most unremarkable hills are transformed by the white stuff. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1490/comment/19871/
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Picture: Slievenamon from Sheegouna
Tipp of the iceberg #2
by madfrankie 21 Mar 2018
Slievenamon dominates the view SW from Sheegouna's low cairn Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1490/comment/19872/
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6 on Slievenamon
by tomodub 10 Jul 2017
A party of 6 hiked up Slievenamon and Sheegouna on the 27th June last. We followed a track previously uploaded from the website.

The forecast was poor when we left Dublin and was still heavily overcast when we reached Kilcash. We set off up the "tourist" route to Slievenamon, but the mists cleared at about 500metres and the Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns and the Galtees appeared in all their glory. Absolutely fantastic views, we reckoned we could see at least 5 counties from the summit of Slievenamon. There were a number of other hikers on the mountain, but we left them all behind as we headed towards Carrickabrock. The day was now fine and warm and a joy to be out on the hills. Our uploaded track was easy to follow and having reached Carrickabrock we then headed towards Sheegouna. However time was running out and we reluctantly contoured around the Eastern side of Slievenamon, joined up with the "tourist trail" and headed back to the cars at Kilcash. All in all a magnificent day, with many promises to return. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1490/comment/19601/
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Picture: Stone circle at summit
Easy bag from major top.
by paddyhillsbagger 6 Sep 2015
Crossed this minor top enroute from Slievenamon to Knockahunna back in 2013. There are a scattering of stones at the top which may be remains of a stone circle. It's a relatively easy descent NNE from it's larger neighbour but a more rough terrain crossing NNW to Knockahunna. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1490/comment/18295/
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