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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
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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 262nd highest in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/
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Great climb but disappointing summit experience
by Jdunne365  14 Jul 2016
Just to say that I climbed this today. The memorial plaque at the trig pillar has been smashed. I don't know how long ago or how long it has been there but if you know anyone who was involved in placing it there perhaps you could let them know before they go up and find out for themselves. Unfortunately there are some sad people climbing mountains in Ireland these days! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/18596/
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