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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))
 
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   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Snaght (<i>Sliabh Sneachta</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
 
padodes on Slieve Snaght, 2007
by padodes  2 Jul 2007
This is the summit trig pillar on Slieve Snaght (Inishowen), with the peculiarity of being almost fully entombed in a cairn-like structure. Nearby I found the equally unusual feature of a pile of tractor and car tyres whose purpose was as unclear as it was unsightly. The jagged spikes of rock that cover the top (set up by pilgrims or just a whim of Mother Nature?) would make a dream-bed for a fakir. I started up from the E side, from a point on the bog road at C 450 393 starB, walking over marshy land at first before climbing steeply up to the summit. There are long sheep fences on this side of the mountain, with ne'er a stile in sight, but enterprising sheep don't seem to have found that a great obstacle to free passage. From the top, I walked south to Slieve Main and then triangulated back to my point of departure. Damph would have been a further obvious top to visit, but on the hot and rainy day I did this walk the combination of bog and fence and Donegal midges got the better of me in the end. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/250/comment/2759/
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(Climbed 06.02.24) Having topped Crocknamaddy & S .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Slieve Snaght (Sliabh Sneachta))
 
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