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Eagle Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Iolair A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Iolair [PNNI], 'mountain of the eagle') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 638m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J24492 22977
Place visited by 298 members. Recently by: annieipa, PeakPaul, marchiggins, JimMc, livelife2thefull, PaulNolan, Xiom5724, newpark-cc, DeltaP, Reeks2011, atlantic73, odonovansf, imcmahonlfc, guestuser, madeleineblue
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Longitude: -6.095866, Latitude: 54.140784 , Easting: 324492, Northing: 322977 Prominence: 263m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 724413 822983,   GPS IDs, 6 char: EglMnt, 10 char: EglMntn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

The approach from Attical gives you a view of the spectacular Great Gully. The eastern slopes are dotted with quarries.   Eagle Mountain is the 223rd highest place in Ireland.

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zeaphod on Eagle Mountain, 2005
by zeaphod  10 Jan 2005
Up here for the first time yesterday, starting at deers meadow car park, up Pigeon Rock Mountain, Slievemoughanmore, then finally Eagle. Cloud down all the way from the car, high wind speed and frequent heavy showers turned this into a serious physical challange, assisted by the post xmas lack of fitness! While you can follow the wall to the top of Eagle, once you cross the stile heading south you encounter an area that is not a place for an inexperienced navigator in sub 15m visibility. I was feeling a bit fed up with pacing/timing when a peregrine lifted, and lifted my spirits with it. Onward down the length of Eagle, and return via the pigeon rock river valley track to the col/wall between Moughanmore and Pigeon. A second ascent of Pigeon to finish off the legs. The top of Eagle seemed to be very unspoilt, I will definitely be back. A day of contemplation and reverie - my only companions were the peregrine and a couple of small birds. On another positive note, my feet stayed dry and warm after 5 hours of very wet walking - bless you, goretex boots. About 14km, ascent 876m. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/217/comment/1414/
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hbowman on Eagle Mountain, 2010
by hbowman  2 Apr 2010
I've climbed Eagle twice in recent months. Thankfully I got a clear day last time. I approached it from the village of Attical and enjoyed good views of Slieve Binnian and Slievemoughanmore. At the summit I could see Donard, Commedagh, Bernagh, Hen and Cock. Nice views of Spelga Dam also. Heading towards Shanlieve and then Finlieve, which is marshy in certain places, there were great views of the Eastern Mournes from Slieve Muck to Wee Binnian. We then headed back via Red Moss River to Attical - a great walk which I would recommend. Took about 5-6 hours. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/217/comment/4573/
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tsunami on Eagle Mountain, 2004
by tsunami  1 Aug 2004
I took what I thought was the easiest route up - starting at Yellow Water carpark - followed path onto forest road and followed this up and round to the right. The path comes to an end just above the tree line. Crossed a stile and walkd straight up through a lot of heather and bog, to the top of Finlieve. Nice walk from here to the summit of Shanlieve (it gets drier eventually) and much easier than the steep pull up along Batts wall. Followed Batts wall to Eagle Mountain - Great views down the Pigeon Rock river and Windy Gap, aswell as over the High Mournes and Spelga. Followed Batts wall back down Eagle Mt and Shanlieve, picking up two very wet feet on the way! Be warned!! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/217/comment/1039/
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Bleck Cra on Eagle Mountain, 2004
by Bleck Cra  13 Oct 2004
A couple of weeks back, in appalling conditions, thirty-or-so Drogheda innocents were lead off the Mournes by the Rescue. Some sneer; some not and some are glad no one died.
There is not one of us who has not had the bejasus scared out of us at some time by ……. absolutely nothing. Not kiss-close crags; not sand-blast hail; neither distance nor danger.
It’s that “absolutely nothing” - the blind bog in the black mirk that does the trick.
Of the 15 odd years in the Scottish Hills and now nearly the same in the Mournes and beyond, there are only 2 spots fill me with quaking apprehension every time I beat myself into them.
The knife ridges of Aonach Eagach? The wicked black airiness of Mweelrea? The lepping lottery of the Devil’s Coachroad?
Nope - two black-hearted bogs: South of Mullwharchar in the Galloway Hills and The Red/Castle Bogs: out of Hilltown, out of sight, out of mind.
The latter as I understand is where a third century of terrified youngsters were tracked down by the peak police.
This is a very bad place.

As soon as the mist comes down, two things happen: coming off Eagle, you play safe (to avoid nowhereland) by bearing too far South - problem 1. And now problem 2, navigating what is actually a “flow” - the best of us find ourselves knee-deep in bog with not a stone for a visual ref and the prospect of death exhausting us.
Dragged up on to Pierce’s Castle, you feel like a cormorant come out of an oil slick.
Going the other way ….., alas I have to go with the first opinion above - and were it such, thanks to various saints they never got a-top Eagle or they might have gone a-bottom. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/217/comment/1245/
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ricky k on Eagle Mountain, 2004
by ricky k  14 Oct 2004
The kids rescued on Eagle Mtn a few weekends back were indeed innocents led by the foolhardy.They succumbed whilst descending towards Leitrim Lodge having actually reached the summit. I was enjoying the "appalling" conditions on the summit when they appeared in dribs and drabs out of the murk dressed as though they were going to a school disco. I was very surprised to find only one adult to 34 kids. I was out by myself that afternoon having trekked from the other side of the mountain and have kicked myself ever since that a), I didn't have a stern word with the teacher involved and b), helped the guy out in what, with hindsight, was a rapidly worsening situation.The annoying thing is that they should not have been on the hill at all. One prior look at a weather forecast and a quick equipment check should have told their teacher all he needed to know. I am extremely glad that no-one died. With any luck, the authorities will ensure that this does not happen in the future. I will certainly be more assertive if I ever have the misfortune of coming across a similar situation. I fully subscribe to the self suffiency ethic of hill walking but I also think now that it is our duty to intervene when someone is plainly out of their depth. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/217/comment/1248/
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by Rob_Lee  12 Jul 2013
If you don't mind some fairly steep assents and a little bit of bog then a handy way up Eagle Mountain and Shanlieve is to follow the line of Batt's Wall from a forest track on Rostrevor road J216 237 A. This was the quickest and most straight forward route I could find and took 2 hours 40 minutes, giving me the rest of the day to do some of the higher peaks to the west Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/217/comment/15035/
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