Shanlieve 626m mountain, Mourne Mountains Ireland at
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Shanlieve Mountain Seanshliabh A name in Irish
(Ir. Seanshliabh [PNNI], 'old mountain') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 626m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J24068 22669
Place visited by 276 members. Recently by: arderincorbett, jamesmforrest, David-Guenot, ilenia, Lauranna, glencree, marcellawalking, twilawalking, annieipa, ruaidhri, PeakPaul, marchiggins, JimMc, Reeks2011, Xiom5724
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Longitude: -6.10237, Latitude: 54.138092 , Easting: 324068, Northing: 322669 Prominence: 31m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 723996 822672,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Shnlv, 10 char: Shanlieve
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

What is meant by 'old mountain'?, one may ask. Names of this type usually refer to the fact that a place was cleared for agricultural exploitation at an early date and acquired their name when activity shifted to a new area.   Shanlieve is the 246th highest place in Ireland.

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The most westerly 600m top in the Mournes .. by group   (Show all for Shanlieve)
Western Mournes Hike .. by hbowman1   (Show all for Shanlieve) Picture about mountain Shanlieve in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: I had a picture but the Pixies stole it ... er.
Bleck Cra on Shanlieve, 2006
by Bleck Cra  5 Jan 2006
The western Mournes hang grim, grey and glowering over the most beautiful Irish countryside this side of a Killarney postcard. The latter roams green, gold and free, as its inhabitants, in pretty foothill towns like Hilltown and Kilcoo. Politics hasn’t much changed here in a millennium: the invaders - English, Norman French, Welsh and other blow-in adventurers basked on the balmy coast while the indigenous chieftains paced restlessly in the boggy interior. Between them and guarding the gate …., these wily townlands and villages. These are Mournes but not as we know them Jim. They are trackless, endless, sometimes pointless and can make the River Amazon seem dry. But they have an appeal: and that is strangeness. Hen rises, a raggle of tors barely knee-high to her neighbours, but like an irritating tomboy threatens grevious mischief from crags, tops, gullies and dizzy drops. Boggy Cock Mountain would drain hope from the Pilgrim Fathers. Pigeon Rock, a soggy ankle-snapper, confuddles us with 2 tops. Batts wall, not in the muscular style of the Mourne one, but more believeable, tracks a route up to Slievemoughanmore, to Eagle, then to the summit of the experience, Shanlieve - at the centre of the horseshoe and placed to squint at her more feted eastern cousins - and so ever downwards to what’s left of Shan Lough. To the conservationist, this marks the loss of another Mournes lough and to the average walker, the wettest spot on the planet. This strangeness is punctuated by mirages like Pierce’s Castle, the bizarre desert-bog-desert at its foot, the Great Gully off Eagle Mountain - black and spoooooky and the oddest of ancient(?) man-made formations at the turn of the river under Rocky. Would you love them if you reared them? Probably not a lot - but probably. Trackback:
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I started at Yellow River picnic area (grid 20922 .. by gerrym   (Show all for Shanlieve)
After Eagle Mtn it is a short walk to Shanlieve & .. by three5four0   (Show all for Shanlieve)
Two for the price of one! .. by paulocon   (Show all for Shanlieve)
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