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Mourne Mountains Area , Cen: Loughshannagh Subarea
Feature count in area: 58, all in Down, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY
Highest Place: Slieve Donard 849m

Starting Places (33) in area Mourne Mountains:
Alex Steddom Tree, Aughrim Airstrip, Ben Crom Dam, Bloody Bridge Car Park, Carlingford Greenway, Carrick Little, Crocknafeola Wood, Crotlieve Mountain, Donard Car Park Newcastle, Drummanmore Picnic, Fofanny Reservoir, Forest Office CP, Gamekeepers Lodge CP, Happy Valley Trassey Rd, Hen Mountain CP, Leitrim Lodge CP, Mayo Road Corner, Meelmore Lodge, Newcastle Harbour, Ott CP, Red Bog Road, Rourkes Park, Sandy Brae, Silent Valley Reservoir Head Rd, Slieve Donard Trail Head, Slieve Foye Viewing Point, Slievefoy Forest CP, Spelga Dam E, Spelga Dam N, Spelga Dam S, Trassey Car Park, Two Mile River CP, Yellow Water Park

Summits & other features in area Mourne Mountains:
Cen: Loughshannagh: Ben Crom 526m, Carn Mountain 585.2m, Carn Mountain North Top 553.7m, Doan 592.6m, Ott Mountain 526.8m, Slieve Loughshannagh 617m, Slieve Muck 670.4m, Slievenaglogh 445m
E: Binnian: Slieve Binnian 745.9m, Slieve Binnian East Top 639m, Slieve Binnian North Top 678m, Slieve Binnian North Tor 682.5m, Wee Binnian 460m
E: Donard: Chimney Rock Mountain 656m, Crossone 540m, Millstone Mountain 460m, Rocky Mountain 524m, Slieve Donard 849m
E: Lamagan: Cove Mountain 654.8m, Slieve Beg 595.9m, Slievelamagan 702.2m
N: Bearnagh: Slieve Bearnagh 739m, Slieve Bearnagh North Tor 680m, Slieve Meelbeg 701.9m, Slieve Meelmore 687m
N: Castlewellan: Slievenalargy 280m, Slievenaslat 272m
N: Commedagh: Slieve Commedagh 767m, Slieve Corragh 641.9m, Slievenaglogh 584.4m, Slievenaglogh East Top 571m
N: Croob: Cratlieve 429m, Slieve Croob 534m, Slievegarran 391m, Slievenisky 446m
N: Rathfriland: Knockiveagh 235m
S: Kilkeel: Knockchree 306m
S: Rostrevor: Crenville 460m, Finlieve 578m, Slievemartin 485m, Slievemeel 420m, Slievemeen 472m
W: Hilltown: Gruggandoo 382m, Slieveacarnane 296m
W: Slievemoughanmore: Crotlieve Mountain 347m, Eagle Mountain 638m, Rocky Mountain 404m, Shanlieve 626m, Slievemoughanmore 560m, Tievedockaragh 473m, Wee Slievemoughan 428m
W: Spelga: Butter Mountain 500m, Cock Mountain 504m, Cock Mountain South-West Top 505m, Hen Mountain 354m, Pigeon Rock Mountain 534m, Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top 530m, Slievenamiskan 444m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Slieve Loughshannagh, 617.0m Mountain Sliabh Locha Sionnach A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Sliabh Loch Seannach [PNNI], 'mountain of Lough Shannagh'), Down County in Ulster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Slieve Loughshannagh is the 259th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference J29456 27205, OS 1:50k mapsheet 29
Place visited by: 500 members, recently by: davidrenshaw, Prem, Magic, Carolineswalsh, ElaineM76, garybuz, ToughSoles, muddypaws, Timmy.Mullen, Lyner, Nailer1967, maitiuocoimin, Paddym99, Sarahjb, therealcrow
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Longitude: -6.018144, Latitude: 54.177522, Easting: 329456, Northing: 327205, Prominence: 104m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 729376 827210
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)
Notes on name: Seannach is an Ulster variant of sionnach. Lough Shannagh, 'lake of the foxes', is to the south below Carn Mountain.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvLgh, 10 char: SlvLghshng

Gallery for Slieve Loughshannagh (Sliabh Locha Sionnach) and surrounds
Summary for Slieve Loughshannagh (Sliabh Locha Sionnach): Meeting up with the Mourne Wall
Summary created by Harry Goodman 2011-11-08 14:41:25
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Picture: Looking SW to the two tops of Carn and Slieve Muck from Slieve Loughshannagh
Slieve Loughshannagh is one of those mountains in the Mournes most likely to be climbed by walkers out on a longer walk over tops along the line of the Mourne Wall. From the car park on the Slievenaman Rd Ott CP (J280 279). cross the road to a wooden stile and go SE along a good track. Some 150m along, at a fork, go right and follow the track uphill to it's end before heading E up to a col A (J291 268), between Slieve Loughshannagh and Carn. Turn left and keeping the Mourne Wall on the right climb up the slope to the summit at B (J30281 26221). Views from the top are quite extensive along the line of the Mourne Wall NE to Meelbeg and Bernagh and SW over Carn to Slieve Muck and the S coast. Below is Lough Shannagh and to the E Doan, Cove, Slievelamigan and Slieve Binnian form an impressive backdrop. Return by way of ascent. For a longer, but more satisfying walk to Slieve Lough Shannagh, park at the Banns Road off the B27 C (J287 214) and follow the track N for some 4.5k up to Lough Shannagh. Once there, go around the right side (E), to pick up a rough track D (J299 263), turn left and follow it up NW to the col between Carn and Slieve Loughshannagh A (J291 268). Cross the stile, turn right and follow the Mourne Wall up to the top. Return by way of ascent or, if two cars are available, consider leaving one at the Slievenaman Rd car park Ott CP (J280 279) and combine the two routes described above for a linear walk.
Member Comments for Slieve Loughshannagh (Sliabh Locha Sionnach)

Summer Ascent of Sl. Loughshannagh
by cranlum 15 Jul 2013
After an amazing spell of weather with temperatures approaching 30 degrees we waited for things to cool down before this climb. On the day it was around 23 degrees with a light cloud base at around 3-3500 feet.

Starting at Ott Mt Car Park the ascent was very good over a fairly good path of mixed stone and trodden moorland to the wall and col between Carn Mt and Sl. Lougshannagh. The ground was amazingly dry under foot after the hot spell and we quickly reached the col after just over a mile to be greeted by a wonderful view south of Lough Shannagh, Ben Crom, Binnian etc

The final ascent to the summit was fairly short with a fair to moderate gradient over good dry ground with few loose rocks and the wall providing a shelter to the intermittent light westerly breeze. At the summit the view is a wonderful panorama over much of the Mourne range.

This climb is a great introduction to the beauty of the Mournes and in good weather ideal for taking younger children - I would highly recommend it for families. Linkback:
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simon3 on Slieve Loughshannagh
by simon3 24 Jan 2004
Slieve Lougshannagh is one of the five summits that make up the roughly north to south ridge of the western high Mournes. This simulation which is constructed with a view from around 2k up shows the relative position of the neighbouring summits. The water in the distance is Carlingford Lough. Linkback:
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darrenf on Slieve Loughshannagh
by darrenf 8 Jan 2010
From Carn to Slieve Loughshannagh navigation is a very straight forward affair. The mourne wall links both peaks and also continues onto Slieve Meelbeg and provides alot of comfort navigationally, particularly in poor conditions. Believe it or not we meet three snowboarders and one cross country skier (possible other MVers??) while scaling the gentle slopes of Loughshannagh. Incidentally the snow was so deep that we had to use the mourne wall in places as a 'staircase' along the ascent. That said conditions on the day were near perfect with crisp blue skies and even some bright sunshine. Views across the mourne range were spectacular. The photo shows a frozen lough shannagh in the foreground with views of the slient valley peeping through behind. Refer to Slieve Meelbeg for the rest of the route. Linkback:
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Alex92 on Slieve Loughshannagh
by Alex92 13 Apr 2007
A mountain which has a great reward in views without requiring any great effort. Park at the Ott Car Park and approach from the Ott Track. Once you reach the wall at the col, head left and follow the wall up to the summit. From here, many peaks are accesible including Carn Mountain and Slieve Meelbeg. Alternatively you can make your way down to Loughshannagh and take in Doan, which has possibly the most spectacular views in the Mournes. Linkback:
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Picture: From Slieve Loughshannagh, Doan in the foreground, with Binian lurking in the clouds beyond.
wicklore on Slieve Loughshannagh
by wicklore 13 Oct 2008
Leaving the summit of Ott Mountain I headed east down into boggy ground and up again until I reached the Mourne Wall. I think the wall is amazing and I always feel great when it comes into view-something about its solid durability that gives security. I turned left and followed the wall to a stile at A (J291 268) where I crossed and continued up to the summit of Slieve Loughshannagh. The cloud was everywhere and at first there were no views. However at the summit the cloud began to break and the spectacular profile of Doan shifted in and out of view, with Lough Shannagh and Silent Valley Reservoir shining darkly silver when they appeared out of the cloud before me. I was entranced by the brooding landscape and stopped to enjoy the sporadic views for some time. Although the day turned out to be warm and clear, my photo shows the mysterious views I had during those few moments from the summit. From Slieve Loughshannagh I then headed for Ben Crom. Linkback:
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