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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 218 members. Recently by: Juanita, MickM45, bowler, CianDavis, rhw, MeabhTiernan, Carolineswalsh, ToughSoles, Sonyalaw, mdehantschutter, ChrisC, Beti13, Ansarlodge, Jimmy600leavey, noelcurt
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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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Boggy footed summit with great sea and mountain v .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Snaght (<i>Sliabh Sneachta</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: the sunset seen from Slieve Snaght
 
Sunset, there will be no repeat.
by Krzysztof_K  27 Apr 2023
I reached the foot of the mountain by the road marked 'dead end' C38868 40108 starG. After driving about 600m I reached the gate. So far, I have walked through gates marked 'close gate' many times, but this time I drove through by a car. And, after closing the gate C39521 40119 starH behind me, when I found myself at the crossroads of dirt roads, right at the bottom of the mountains in front of me, it was like in another world that I reached with my vehicle, leaving the whole civilization behind me.
It was just before 8 p.m. A quick glance at the calendar revealed that sunset was supposed to be at 8:50 p.m. I can't do this, I thought. I walked briskly towards the top. A few hundred meters along a dirt road, then avoiding clumps of grass and peat holes. It wasn't that bad, it hadn't rained for a long time so there was no mud, but I fell into the swamps two or three times. Time, however, passed inexorably and the sun was getting closer and closer to the horizon. The climb to Slieve Snaght is quite steep from this side. I have the sun setting behind my back so I didn't really see what was going on there. The last meters to the top, long strides on the stones and I found myself on the top where there were lots of small piles of stones. I quickly located the main peak and when I looked back the sun was just above the horizon.
I took one picture... and the sun went down. Just one take, not even a chance for a repeat. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/23938/
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'Walk Guide West of Ireland' (P.Simms & T. Whilde .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
 
Innishowen's Finest! .. by Heathcliff   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
 
This is the summit trig pillar on Slieve Snaght ( .. by padodes   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
 
(Climbed 06.02.24) Having topped Crocknamaddy & S .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
 
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