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Mourne Mountains Area   Cen: Loughshannagh Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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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 NI and in Ulster Province, 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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Picture: Looking SW to the two tops of Carn and Slieve Muck from Slieve Loughshannagh
Meeting up with the Mourne Wall
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  8 Nov 2011
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 J280 279 starA. 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 J291 268 starB, between Slieve Loughshannagh and Carn. Turn left and keeping the Mourne Wall on the right climb up the slope to the summit at J3028126221 starC. 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 J287 214 starD 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 J299 263 starE, turn left and follow it up NW to the col between Carn and Slieve Loughshannagh J291 268 starB. 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 J280 279 starA and combine the two routes described above for a linear walk. Linkback:
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, 2004
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, 2010
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, 2007
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, 2008
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 J291 268 starB 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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