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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
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Longitude: -6.095881, Latitude: 54.140775 , Easting: 324492, Northing: 322977 Prominence: 263m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 724412 822982,   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 222nd highest place in Ireland.

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A fine place for a view .. by group   (Show all for Eagle Mountain) Picture about mountain Eagle Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Old Man of Eagle
Renewing old acquaintances
by Harry Goodman  27 Oct 2011
As I had not been over Eagle Mt. for some time a friend and I decided on 20th April 2010 to include it in a looped walk which also took in the tops of Shanlieve and Finlieve (not a listed mv Top). We parked in the Attical Community Centre Car Park J2682818940 I and walked a short way towards the village before turning left into Sandy Brae which we followed along for some 2k to an old foot-bridge J2633120593 J. In the past I would have driven up to this point and parked beside some farm buildings but I understand that from time to time there has been some tampering with cars left here and I did not consider it worth taking any chances! Also at this point along the Brae there was a notice stating that the lane beyond is private land. A small detour was therefore necessary by turning left along a stone wall and up to and over a stile. From here we headed NW up the long spur of Eagle Mt. to pick up a track at J22525321673 F. From time to time this path became rather sparse but was always idenifiable as it led us up to a high point at J2479222303 G with superb views across the steep E face of the mountain and down to the Windy Gap track. The path then wound around W and N to the top. On the way we stopped to renew our acquaintances with the "Old Man of Eagle" (my name), a cluster of large granite blocks (see photo) on the high cliff edge of the mountain. J2476622331 K. Once at the summit cairn we walked the short distance across to Batts Wall where we turned left and followed it along to Shanlieve the next top in our planned loop. The views from the top are extensive, in all directions, from Slieve Foye and the Cooleys to the W, the distant Sperrins and Belfast Hills to the N and best of all a wonderful panorama of the High Mournes E with the jagged profile of Slieve Binnian particularly prominent. For someone not wishing to do this loop I would recommend that the Wall is followed NW and then sharply down NE to Windy Gap at J2465023675 H where a right turn SE soon leads to a path which can then be followed down to what becomes the Sandy Brae track and back to the start. However remember on the way down to leave the track and follow the short detour around the private land noted on the way up. Linkback:
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Descending at sunset one winter’s day off the spu .. by simon3   (Show all for Eagle Mountain)
Eagle Mountain is set well away from the main sum .. by mneary34   (Show all for Eagle Mountain)
tsunami: the fact that you enjoyed any of that is .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Eagle Mountain)
A couple of weeks back, in appalling conditions, .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Eagle Mountain)
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