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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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Up here for the first time yesterday, starting at .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Eagle Mountain)
 
I've climbed Eagle twice in recent months. Thankf .. by hbowman   (Show all for Eagle Mountain)
 
I took what I thought was the easiest route up - .. by tsunami   (Show all for Eagle Mountain)
 
A couple of weeks back, in appalling conditions, .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Eagle Mountain)
 
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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