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Slievanea Mountain Sliabh Macha Ré A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Macha Ré [OSI], 'mountain of the smooth plain' ) Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 628.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q50748 05749
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Longitude: -10.182926, Latitude: 52.183815 , Easting: 50749, Northing: 105749 Prominence: 22.4m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 450731 605803,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvn, 10 char: Slievanea
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

The anglicised form Slievanea would appear to derive from Ir. Sliabh an Fhia, 'mountain of the deer'. The deer is also an important symbol in Celtic mythology. In many tales they lure people into the realm of the gods. Remains of several fulachta fia (venison-cooking pits) can be found around Lough Adoon.   Slievanea is the 241st highest place in Ireland. Slievanea is the second most westerly summit in the Central Dingle area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievanea in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Slievanea from the way up Gearhane
 
A high starting point
Short Summary created by scapania, jackill,  26 Jan 2011
Park in the large car park at the Connor pass.
Cross the main road and head due east uphill following a distinct track for 200 meters, leave this track as it swing sharply south and continue uphill and east, skirting cliffs to your left side.
These are steep cliffs, so keep some distance from them.
You will come to a small semicircle of stones at about 620 mtrs elevation , pick up a low stone wall and follow it to the unmarked summit about 400 meters to the east. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/242/comment/5002/
 
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jackill on Slievanea, 2005
by jackill  31 Jan 2005
I had a few hours to spare while in Tralee last Friday so I headed for the Connor Pass with the intention of climbing Slievanea. The cloud was at about the 500 mtr mark and there was a strong wind blowing which kept the temperature at about 2 deg C, about 6 deg lower than in Tralee. There is a track leading up the mountain from the Connor pass but it seems to run around the side so I followed my GPS along the cliff edge. There is an indistinct track which you nearly have to follow by the soft feel of the ground compared to that on either side of it- someone has helpfully laid white stones at random intervals also but they are very far apart. About halfway up a sheep wire fence appeared at the edge of the cliff to my left. The top of Maughanablagher is marked by a semi circle of stones and the start of a stonewall which you can walk along some of the way towards Slievanea – 400 mtrs distant across flat ground. Slievaneas summit is a green, mossy area jutting out from the rough, brown grass that grows all along these cliffs. The cloud cover made it impossible to see anything so I beat a hasty retreat for the car. The picture is taken from the side of Maughanablagher at approx 500 mtrs, just below the cloud, looking across over the Pilgrims Route towards Gearhane and the Brandon mountains. Clogharee Lough is nearest, then Lough Atlea and in the distance the corner of Loch Cruite, the largest of Brandons Paternoster lakes. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/242/comment/1453/
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Picture: The view to the west
 
jackill on Slievanea, 2005
by jackill  27 Oct 2005
The view from near the summit of Slieveanea. Looking towards the Blaskets just in front of the low stone circle is An Cnoc Maol Mor (493 mtrs) Dingle(or An Daingean ?), Beenabrack, Ballysitteragh, the Mullaghaveal Gap , Fallaghnamara and the Brandon Ridge rising towards Gearhane in the clouds. The two lakes are An Loch Geal and Loch Ui Fhiannachta.This is a really beautiful and remote part of the country yet easily accessible from the Connor Pass. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/242/comment/1973/
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padodes on Slievanea, 2008
by padodes  21 Jan 2008
The best view of Slievanea is from the far side of the Owenmore River Valley, with your back to Brandon. When rising ground fog seems to lap at its flanks in the morning, it looks for all the world like a Titanic stuggling to make its way forward after taking a double whammy midship. The sharp prow is formed by Slievanea NE Top, and the two gaping corries behind are a stark reminder of its encounter with ice in the past. Further back, to the SW, the mountain tapers off to the Connor Pass (far right). The easiest access to the summit ridge, though not the most satisfying, is from the Pass, and the modest effort that is required to walk its length is repaid with wonderful views either westwards, over to the Brandon massif, or northeastwards, across to Beenoskee. If your are intent on peak-bagging, it's easy to take in An Cnapan Mor and Croaghskearda, all within easy range. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/242/comment/2944/
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Picture: Pedlar's lake from Slievanea
 
Great views of Brandon and Lakes
by Bunsen7  18 Apr 2017
I came from the east across from Croaghskearda/Cnapan Mor. The route across is boggy but not difficult and mainly grassy bog.

You could incorporate Cnapan Mor into a loop from the Conor Pass Car Park or a more strenuous route from the north.

The views down to Pedlar's lake from Slieveanea are stunning, but take care on a windy day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/242/comment/18886/
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