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Slievemore Mountain Achill Island Island An Sliabh Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. An Sliabh Mór [GE], 'the big mountain') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammitic and semi-pelitic schists Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 671m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F65035 08669
Place visited by 239 members. Recently by: Daingean, jamesmforrest, CaminoPat, hivisibility, tsheehy, hak493r, quarryman, Ulsterpooka, AndrewH, majorshort, Eoin75, Teresa-ms, thomas_g, Fergalh, wohfnow
Island visited by 398 members.
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Longitude: -10.059522, Latitude: 54.009659 , Easting: 65035, Northing: 308669 Prominence: 582m,  Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 465009 808678,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvmr, 10 char: Slievemore
Bedrock type: Psammitic and semi-pelitic schists, (Slievemore Psammitic Formation)

For a walk visiting the deserted village and megalithic tomb on the S side of Slievemore, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk E.   Slievemore is the second highest mountain in the Achill/Corraun area and the 157th highest in Ireland. Slievemore is the most northerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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milo on Slievemore, 2002
by milo  24 Aug 2002
Great as an east-west traverse, returning by the Deserted Village. Allow at least 5 hours. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/153/comment/76/
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Grayarea on Slievemore, 2007
by Grayarea  13 Mar 2007
Arrived at the deserted village at about 9:45 and followed the track up to the western end of Slievemore. We headed to the northern side of the ridge due to a very stiff south easterly wind that blew us over several times during the ascent.
We got on top by 12:23 F65032 08675 A after a couple of breaks to take photos and drink hot coffee! Fantastic views from the top with some orographic cloud forming over our heads for effect. We could not stop for our lunch on top due to wind so found a little break in some rocks a hundred or so meters back down on the north western side again.
After descending to about three hundred meters we took the quick way down directly south towards the deserted village again. Got back to the car after a nice four hour hike. Great mountain, easy access and fantastic views, what more could you want?
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Picture: Lion's Head
djouce on Slievemore, 2007
by djouce  13 Aug 2007
We climbed the western slopes from the deserted village. It is a very steep ascent to the ridge. The 'Lion's Head' is on a rocky outcrop on the ridge. Beware of cliffs on the northern side of the ridge. Spectacular views out to sea in al directions: Belmullet, Croagh Patrick and beyond. Follow ridge to summit (beware of false summit). We descended northwards to the sea avoiding cliffs on the NE slopes and walked to Dugort pier. Lovely walk on a beautiful day. Could be dangerous in mist. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/153/comment/2794/
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Picture: Descending Slievemore with Croaghaun in the clouds to the west
 
Achill
by Kennyj  17 Nov 2016
Went up Slievemore Tuesday on a short trip to Achill,starting at the deserted village outside Dogort and heading NW for the shoulder across the heather which was quite deep in places but on good ground.Once on the shoulder its a handy hike to the top with a nice little scramble at F636082 B.Theres a small cairn at F644086 C with the summit trig a few hundred metres ahead.Unfotunately the cloud descended once we reached the summit so views were poor.Distance 6 km in a little over two hours.Hope to return during the summer months to make the most of the beautiful scenery this part has to offer. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/153/comment/18711/
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southern man on Slievemore, 2006
by southern man  5 Dec 2006
Slievemore - 28 Nov 2006
What started out as a short ramble to view a Megalithic tomb ended up as a 3.5 hour scramble to the summit of Slievemore and back. We were booted and well wrapped up for our short stroll to the aforementioned tomb, which is located at the foot of Slievemore about 1km east of the deserted village.
The bulk of this mountain was imposing yet majestic in the November sunshine, winds were gentle so we just could not resist the temptation to get to the top. Our ascent from F655067 D took us due north and effectively into the face of the mountain whereas the approach along the ridge from the West would make for a far more gentle gradient.
We effectively followed the stream gulley that runs from the summit keeping east of it at all times. The going was very wet at all points but there was sufficient heather to provide grip for feet and hands. Some of the very steep sections required nothing less than a hands & feet scramble.
On reaching the summit we were surprised by the expanse of boggy ground that made up the crest of the ridge. It certainly looks like a much sharper ridge when viewed from ground level. The views north to Blacksod Bay and Belmullet were stunning as was the vista back over the mainland to the east. We had enjoyed the views to the south during our many short breaks on the way up. Nonetheless the views south of Clare Island and Inisturk in the distance, silhouetted by a rapidly sinking sun, were simply breathtaking.
All in all, an exhilarating way to spend 3-4 hours on a November afternoon. A word of warning however: the weather conditions change very quickly over Slievemore. It can be clear at one moment and shrouded in mist the next. Keep a wary eye on the horizon to the west (over Croaghaun) to see whats coming your way! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/153/comment/2571/
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abbey on Slievemore, 2004
by abbey  16 Dec 2004
I first climbed this mountian in july this year with nick stevenson,we started at the deserted village at the left of the picture shown.around half way into our climb the mist came down and we reached the summit with no major dramas but also no wiew.our descent took us down the righthand side of the picture down what i thought to be fairly steep rocky descent.we arrived at the pub at the bottom 3 and 1/2 hrs after starting our ascent. I did the same route three days
later on my own and the weather was superb, the views from you start until finish our outstanding,and from the summit are breathtaking.this was only my second time walking any mountians other than slieve donard and have comlpeated 7 since.you will here from me again
and i will definitley be going up slievemore again. dave Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/153/comment/1365/
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