Chimney Rock Mountain 656m mountain, Mourne Mountains Ireland at
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Chimney Rock Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Aoire A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Aoire (?) [PNNI], 'mountain of the shepherd') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 656m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J36408 25721
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Longitude: -5.912485, Latitude: 54.162373 , Easting: 336408, Northing: 325721 Prominence: 131m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 736323 825723,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChmnRc, 10 char: ChmnyRckMn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Granite was quarried on the northern slopes of this mountain. Mourne granite is typically grey and of high quality. Vast quantities used to be exported for construction. The streets and docks of Liverpool were built of Mourne granite.   Chimney Rock Mountain is the 184th highest place in Ireland.

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convert on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2007
by convert  21 Jun 2007
Normally in the hot summer months I head for Donegal and only have the pleasure of the Mournes during the 'off' season. However after the deluges last week, I decided to stay at home and keep the lake in what use to be a lawn at bay from my living room. Having succesfully won that battle I decided to head for the hills on Sunday.
Where could I go that wouldn't be awash underfoot or with summer people? I'd heard the previous week in the sunshine that Commedagh was busier than Tecoes on a bank holiday.
I thought I'd try Chimney Rock from Round/Long Seefin for a change and try to find the bomber's remains ,(American WW2 plane, not Bleck Cra's Binnian).
My heart started to sink when I saw the number of cars at Bloody Bridge, but was pleasantly suprised by the lack of vehicular activity at Head Road. So off we set, warm nearly hot, but threatening black clouds and a heavy mist hiding Binnian, Lamagan and worst of all Chimney Rock. However we stuck to the plan and went up Round Seefin, Long Seefin, over the stile at Rocky, across the Spence's river and up to the top. Our timing was perfect, the cloud rolled clear off the peak and even allowed us glimpses of Donard and Commedagh, but no signs of any plane debris,where is it?
After enjoying the wonderful torrs and the fabulous views Chimney Rock enjoys, today to the east stunningly blue calm Irish sea and to the rest, building armies of darkening clouds slowly taking control of the peaks, we headed back via Blaeberry, and Spences and across the river again towards Round Seefin. A pleasant and not very strenuous circular route of about 4 hours, somehow we stayed dry and only met 2 other souls all day. Also, if like my wife you like to claim hills and peaks as mountain prizes, she claimed she climbed 5 that day!
But where oh where is the plane's debris, 3 times I've been up here and still no sign, can anyone give me a map reference or even something a little less obvious, please? Trackback:
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