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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 287 members. Recently by: Pikes, Fenton, Andy1287, abcd, Grumbler, nupat, schwann10, MichaelG55, eoghancarton, briankelly, Tullyroe, livelife2thefull, arderincorbett, jamesmforrest, David-Guenot
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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 247th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Shanlieve in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking S to Finlieve from Shanlieve summit.
The most westerly 600m top in the Mournes
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  23 Nov 2011
Route 1: Start Leitrim Lodge car park J224 257 A. Follow the track SE up to the Castle Bog J230 238 B. Follow one of the tracks S through the bog to Bratts Wall J230 231 C, turn left (SE) and follow it along. A break in the wall occurs near tiny Shanlough (a deep boggy area) where it is replaced by a wire fence, before re-appearing further along. It is advisable, whatever the underfoot conditions, to seek out firmer ground to the N or S of Shanlough and not try to go along the fence line. Once around Shanlough come back to the wall for the steep climb up to Shanlieve. As the summit lies to the right and to the S of the wall keep it on the left on the way up. Where the wall levels out and turns NE J24050 22700 D, walk S a short distance to the summit cairn. Route 2: Start from Attical Community Centre car park J268 189 E. Go NE and turn left into Sandy Brae. After 2k cross a footbridge J263 206 F and then go left along a stone wall to a stile. Head NW up a long spur to pick up a track J25253 21673 G and then up to J246 223 H. The summit lies 700m along NW up the slope.
A climb of Shanlieve is normally included in a circuit that will also include Eagle Mt., given it's close proximity. It is also a good point to access the long, broad, flat ridge S to Finlieve, not a MV listed top but well worth a visit. Linkback:
Western Mournes Hike .. by hbowman1   (Show all for Shanlieve)
The western Mournes hang grim, grey and glowering .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Shanlieve)
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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