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Slieve Muck Mountain Sliabh Muc A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Muc [PNNI], 'mountain of the pigs') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 670.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J28109 24993
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Longitude: -6.039699, Latitude: 54.158002 , Easting: 328109, Northing: 324994 Prominence: 155.44m,  Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 728030 824999,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvMck, 10 char: SlvMuck
Bedrock type: Sandstone, (Hawick Group)

Overlooks the Spelga Dam and the Deer's Meadow, the source of the River Bann. It is surprising to think that this river rises less than 10 miles from the coast near Newcastle, and yet it empties into the sea near Coleraine.   Slieve Muck is the 160th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: As you climb Muck, stunning views open up across Spelga Dam
paulocon on Slieve Muck, 2009
by paulocon  24 Jul 2009
Having already bagged an unprecedented (for us novices) three peaks that morning, we made our way down off Pigeon Rock along Batts Wall towards the impressive looking slopes of Slieve Muck. The push up the steep slope along the wall proved quite challenging but each step opened up a more and more impressive view of Spelga Dam and the surrounding hills which we had traversed earlier. The huge trig point proved a welcome sight. The panoramas from the summit are very impressive with the higher Mournes visible across the Mourne Wall, Slieve Foye and Slieve Gullion visible in the near distance and The Sperrins visible further afield. The wall offers shelter for some food and it was here we met Richard and Robert from the Wee Binnians walking club who were doing some reccie for an upcoming trip. The lads sketched out the course of the Mourne Wall which we plan to walk later in the year. Muck is certainly a good challenge and is well worth the effort. Linkback:
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Picture: The stile near Slieve Mucks summit
three5four0 on Slieve Muck, 2010
by three5four0  5 Jan 2010
Shaped like a pig it might be, but today it was covered in a white duvet. After seeing Wicklore's photo below, i have attached a photo to show the current snow cover, the stile in my photo is the one to the left in Wicklore's post. Yep, it really was that deep, good enough for ski touring and snow shoeing, which was going on ! Linkback:
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sam martin on Slieve Muck, 2004
by sam martin  24 Feb 2004
A more difficult prospect if climbed from Banns Road, following the mourne wall up and back around to the Ott track. Linkback:
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Geo on Slieve Muck, 2010
by Geo  6 Mar 2010
Up from Carn to the summit is not really difficult, even when there's still snow lying. It was a great bonus to find a (rare) trig pillar in excellent order to complement the ubiquitous (anyone check the spelling please!) walls. I've been meaning to climb this one for ages, and was glad of the opportunity. We went down along the wall east towards the Bann's Road, which turned out to be quite steep in places and at one point the wall is replaced by a fraying fence. Worth the effort, definitely. Linkback:
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zeaphod on Slieve Muck, 2003
by zeaphod  22 Sep 2003
Easy walk from the ott track, following the wall. Good views from the southerly spur. Linkback:
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stephenfarley on Slieve Muck, 2004
by stephenfarley  13 Apr 2004
Climbed from the road, up the Mourne Wall, is a good challenge. The view is excellent into the Mountain range and back towards Slieve Gullion. A perfect way to start a trek along the Mourne wall. Linkback:
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