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Slieve Loughshannagh Mountain Sliabh Locha Sionnach A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Loch Seannach [PNNI], 'mountain of Lough Shannagh') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 617.0m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J29456 27205
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Longitude: -6.018144, Latitude: 54.177522 , Easting: 329456, Northing: 327205 Prominence: 104m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 729376 827210,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvLgh, 10 char: SlvLghshng
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Seannach is an Ulster variant of sionnach. Lough Shannagh, 'lake of the foxes', is to the south below Carn Mountain.   Slieve Loughshannagh is the 258th highest place in Ireland.

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Bleck Cra on Slieve Loughshannagh, 2009
by Bleck Cra  9 Mar 2009
Today we were fortunate enough again to be in the company of the great polymath Peewee McGargle. In a vast sweeping loop, lassoing Slievenaglogh, craggy Crom, beloved Doan, Slieveloughshannagh and Carn (named after a Carpenter) and presenting wild, full-frame vistas of the whole Mournes range, hairy drops to hard rocks and endlessly restless water, also driven mercilessly by Desperate McConville and the O’Driscol More, we witnessed again Peewee’s uncanny hold on nature.
Peewee claims direct lineage from the Russian prelate spook, Grigori Rasputin. As with GR, we have tried to shoot him and poison him, neither to any effect. So today we resorted to trying to drown him and so fired him into the Miner’s Hole River somewhere in the middle of this. Why it is called thus no one knows: it could have something to do with miners or perhaps the church. Anyway. Sure enough, he went down like a stone, invoking the Devil but alas the dogooder Saint Sean McNickelmas snagged him by the jockstrap and winched him to safety. There seems nothing else we can do and we are at a loss. The day was just straight out of a Northern climes handbook – sun to fry your face, snow to freeze your fingers, meltwater seeping even from the rocks. This is a fab route and introduced to Cra for the first time today. Wing out from the Gamekeeper’s Lodge Equestrian Centre, South of Crocknafeola on the Kilkeel Road out of Hilltown. Just keep going up and anticlockwise and you’ll soon get the hang of it. Come off Carn or thereabouts due South and thence to a roaring log fire in Doran’s pub Hilltown. I am going to try the Braveheart treatment or that of Edward ll or perhaps both on Peewee but expect no success. Linkback:
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simon3 on Slieve Loughshannagh, 2004
by simon3  24 Jan 2004
Slieve Loughshannagh has fine views of a number of places. In this photo the main mountain on the skyline is Slieve Muck, with Carn Mountain between it and the camera. Linkback:
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Lough Shannagh Circuit
by hbowman1  13 Mar 2011
I climbed this mountain for the second time yesterday as part of an A to B walk. Started off from Deer's Meadow and followed the Mourne wall up to Slieve Muck. This took approx 45 minutes and I would imagine this is probably the quickest way to climb to the summit of Slieve Muck. We then climbed over the second stile and followed the wall to the summit of Carn. At Carn we headed over pathless terrain toward Lough Shannagh. There is a very small sandy patch beside the Lough, an ideal place to stop. After lunch we followed a path beside Lough Shannagh. The path is very narrow but does offer nice views over the Lough and beyond. Upon reaching the top of the Lough we joined another path which leads round to the saddle between Slieve Meelbeg and Slieve Loughshannagh. Turning left at the Mourne wall, we headed toward the summit of Slieve Loughshannagh. Sadly the mist was so thick, there were no views. However, on a clear day, the views from this point are fantastic and I would strongly recommend this mountain to anyone walking in the Mournes for the first time. Upon descent we headed toward a stile between Carn and Slieve Loughshannagh. We then followed the path beside Ott mountain back to Ott car park. The full walk took approx 5 hours. Linkback:
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tsunami on Slieve Loughshannagh, 2004
by tsunami  29 Sep 2004
A similar view to Simon's. Viewing from about halfway up Slieve Meelbeg, the Mourne wall can be seen snaking up and over Slieve Loughshannagh, Carn mountain and Slieve Muck. Looking further into the distance shows Eagle Mountain and Shanlieve, with Slieve Gullion lurking on the horizon in the top right corner. An easy walk from the Ott track takes you to this point, from which, weather permitting any of the Mourne peaks are accessible as part of a round trip. Linkback:
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Alex92 on Slieve Loughshannagh, 2009
by Alex92  10 Feb 2009
Last Saturday I ventured into the hills for the first time this year. The scene in western Mourne really was ethereal, I could've happily spent the night on the shores of Loughshannagh... how I wish I did. This pic shows the wall running up to the summit of Slieve Loughshannagh, towering to the sky. The pic gives an idea of just how much snow had drifted either side of the wall. Keeping up the tradition, I tried to build a snow cave, but failed miserably. The snow was just too compact and frozen! I'll bring a shovel next time. Linkback:
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mcna on Slieve Loughshannagh, 2007
by mcna  25 Mar 2007
Walk this yesterday. After descending from Doan we crossed the boggy ground to the style in the col between Slieve Meelbeg and Slieve Loughshannagh and like everyone says, there are fabulous views for very little effort. It took us about 10 minutes for reach the top and we sat up there for about 20 minutes taking in the views and enjoying the March sunshine! We then descended to the Ott track and back to the car. This was a very enjoyable day and the actually walking only took about 2 hrs 30 mins. Here’s a photo of the view from the top Linkback:
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