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Mourne Mountains Area   E: Donard Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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Slieve Donard Mountain Sliabh Dónairt A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Dónairt [PNNI], 'mountain of (St.) Domhangart') County Highpoint of Down in NI and in Ulster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 849m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J35796 27690
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Longitude: -5.920976, Latitude: 54.180221 , Easting: 335796, Northing: 327690 Prominence: 821m,  Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 735710 827693,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvDnr, 10 char: SlvDnrd
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland and in 9-county Ulster. St. Domhangart (modern form Dónart), a contemporary of St. Patrick, founded a monastery at Maghera north of Newcastle. According to tradition he was appointed by St. Patrick to guard the surrounding countryside from the summit of Slieve Donard. He is supposed not to have died, but to be a 'perpetual guardian' (see MacNeill, 84-96). In pagan times this mountain was known as Sliabh Slainge. Slainge, the son of Partholon, was the first physician in Ireland. According to the Annals of the Four Masters, he died in Anno Mundi 2533 (2533 years after the creation of the world according to Irish mythology) and was buried here in a cairn. On the top of Slieve Donard there are two cairns, one on the very summit and the other, called the 'Lesser Cairn', on the Ordnance Survey maps, some eight hundred feet to the north-east. Both of them have been much disturbed. The Summit Cairn has been tampered with by sappers and water commissioners: the Lesser cairn has small piles of stones about it, but it is difficult to say whether these are ancient structures or just re-arrangements by modern hands. Dr. Estyn Evans, who calls the Summit Cairn 'the oldest mark of man in the Mournes', says that it is a 'corbelled passage grave of the early Bronze Age.' The Lesser Cairn, he points out, is visible from the sandhills of the shore, although the Summit Cairn is not (MacNeill, 85).   Slieve Donard is the highest mountain in the Mourne Mountains area and the 19th highest in Ireland. Slieve Donard is the highest point in county Down.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Donard (<i>Sliabh Dónairt</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Donard from Newcastle Beach
 
Ulster’s highest – a boggy, well-trodden, rounded seaside peak.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Harry Goodman  6 Dec 2022
Slieve Donard on the eastern edge of the Mournes is a peaty mound topped off by a rocky crest. The 35k Mourne Wall passes over the summit. Fine views in most directions incl. the Coolies, Sperrins and Antrim Hills. In very clear conditions the Galloway Hills, Isle of Man and the Wicklow Mts are visible.
NE. From Donard Park J37499 30597 starA head SW through Donard Wood up the Glen River track, then out across open ground and a steep climb up to the Mourne Wall J35021 27934 starB. Go left steeply up stone steps to the top. Alternatively, once on open ground J36405 29590 starC go S down across the river and then up the Black Stairs, a short steep rocky climb alongside a stream which soon gives way to a gentler slope of grass/heather. At J36501 28591 starD swing SW and continue up over steeper rocky ground to the Lesser Cairn and walk up and across to the Great Cairn and the top. Either route should have you at the top in 2.5 hrs.
E. Start at Bloody Bridge Car Park J38886 27108 starE. Go S along the road for 150m and turn right on to a track following the Bloody Bridge River up to the Mourne Wall and turn right to follow the wall to the summit. [less than 2hrs to summit]
S. Longer approaches are possible from the carpark at J34497 21914 starF by first taking in Rocky Mt. and/or Chimney Rock.
Donard is also part of the Mournes’ Sevens which takes in the 7 highest peaks in the range over 29km.
Notable tracks include the linear track/3350 and track/3379 and the long track/3423. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/19/comment/4779/
 
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Slieve Donard being the highest peak in the Mourn .. by jkerr   (Show all for Slieve Donard (Sliabh Dónairt))
 
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