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Inishowen Area   Cen: Slieve Snaght Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 614.6m
Maximum height for area: 614.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

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Slieve Snaght Mountain Sliabh Sneachta A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Sneachta [DUPN], 'mountain of snow') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Psammitic schist with pebbly grit beds Bedrock

Height: 614.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C42444 39017
Place visited by 208 members. Recently by: ChrisC, Beti13, Ansarlodge, Jimmy600leavey, noelcurt, Krzysztof_K, IncaHoots, TessDws, Meenat, Cecil1976, johncusack, annem, a3642278, padstowe, Claybird007
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Longitude: -7.334304, Latitude: 55.196404 , Easting: 242444, Northing: 439017 Prominence: 600m,  Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 642384 938997,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv615, 10 char: SlvSngh615
Bedrock type: Psammitic schist with pebbly grit beds, (Upper Crana Quartzite Formation)

There is a tradition of pilgrimage to Slieve Snaght and a well near the summit is associated with a cure for blindness (Tobar na Súl) [Colhoun]. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 145-46) for details of the festive assembly on Slieve Snaght. The mountain is said to be so named because snow lies on it until the fair of Carndonagh, which is the 21st of May [OSNB]. Its satellites are Slieve Main, Crocknamaddy and Damph. A limelight erected on the summit of Slieve Snaght was observed on Divis by the Ordnance Survey in 1825. This enabled them to establish trigonometrical baselines and link the Irish survey to the English one, before going on to survey the whole country of Ireland.   Slieve Snaght is the highest mountain in the Inishowen area and the 261st highest in Ireland.

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Boggy footed summit with great sea and mountain v .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
Sunset, there will be no repeat. .. by Krzysztof_K   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
'Walk Guide West of Ireland' (P.Simms & T. Whilde .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
Innishowen's Finest!
by Heathcliff  30 Mar 2016
Heathcliff:16/03/2016 climbed Slieve Snaght (615m) via Slieve Snaghtbeg (505m) in warm sunshine and descended via Slieve Main( 514m) after a wonderful 4/5 hour walk! A 12 km trek with a total ascent of approx 650m,using OSi map no.3.
I parked at Drumfree(Drumfries on road sign) School on R244 between Carndonagh and Buncrana at C386392 starJ.I headed southwards(10 m) in direction of Buncrana before turning northeastwards up a narrow lane way. Tarmac soon turns to stony track and you cross two metal gates before veering right at a crossroads,signed Slieve Snaght. At the end of this track you are left to decide your route up the mountain! I chose to ascend gradually up grassy/heathery slopes northeastwards before looping around to climb Slieve Snaghtbeg southwestwards up moderately steep slopes,a flat section,and then a steep rise to the summit cairn.
From Snaghtbeg I descended southwards along flat grassy section before turning southeast up peaty slopes to rock strewn summit with a stone shelter and trig point. A great spot to pause for lunch and take in the extensive views.
Southwestwards from the summit lies Slieve Main's 'whaleback top'. To reach it descend south and then southwestwards down a steepish slope to a peaty col and a stream which you cross. Pick your route and ascend up a grassy slope to the broad summit(no trig point)!
A steepish slope northeastwards and then northwestwards brings you to a flat area. On a clear day you should have already been able to spot the track you left earlier in the day,and now head for this, keeping well to the right of some trees.
If you are thirsty the North Pole Bar is a short distance from where you parked your car. The pub has an interesting history and I think it is a ' listed' building. Altogether a really great walk up Innishowens highest mountain!!!!! Linkback:
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