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Dartry Mountains Area   N: Truskmore Subarea
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Tievebaun Mountain Taobh Bán A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Taobh Bán [PDT], 'grassy slope') Leitrim County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 611m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G76856 49898
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Longitude: -8.356912, Latitude: 54.397178 , Easting: 176856, Northing: 349898 Prominence: 106m,  Isolation: 2.7km
ITM: 576822 849900,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tvbn, 10 char: Tievebaun
Bedrock type: Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone, (Glenade Sandstone Formation)

Previously Cloghcorragh in MV.   Tievebaun is the third highest mountain in the Dartry Mountains area and the 265th highest in Ireland. Tievebaun is the second highest point in county Leitrim.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Tievebaun (<i>Taobh Bán</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Tievebaun summit cairn
Short, sharp climb from the western side
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  28 Oct 2011
Summit may be tackled from its western side, parking at G747490 starA, where approaching along the road from the north there is space for a single car on the left hand side of the road, beside which is unfenced open countryside. Head directly west for approx 1km across gently sloping, fairly marshy ground (it was navigable in October after heavy rain). The slope begins to rise steeply at G756490 starB, but the going is mostly firm underfoot. The gradient eases a little at G765490 starC or approx 450m elevation, eventually levelling out onto a broad summit plateau at 580m elevation. Turn directly north and the summit cairn is reached after an 800m trek across gently sloping, intermittently marshy and solid ground. Time from car to cairn, roughly 1hr 15m. Linkback: Picture about mountain Tievebaun (<i>Taobh Bán</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Tievebaun viewed from the west
eflanaga on Tievebaun, 2006
by eflanaga  5 Jun 2006
Climbed June 4th 2006 - Accessed from Truskmore summit having started walk at gates to RTE's private road at 07.00 hrs. Was hoping that the weather would have been as fantastic as it had been on the previous two days (and mornings). However a glance over to Slievemore & Benwhiskin quickly disabused me of that particular notion as a bank of heavy cloud was slowly but surely making its way across the Gleniff valley in my direction. As it turned out by afternoon the hills were bathed in beautifuI sunshine but I had chosen to start early so as to get back to Ballyshannon in time for the start of the gigs in the Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival. Not wanting to take the RTE road (felt like cheating) although I had previously climbed Truskmore from Glencar, I instead cut across the fields and the road (twice) and scaled the side of Truskmore. Steep and tough going but infinitely more rewarding than taking the road. After reaching the summit Trig, which by now was enveloped in cloud. I took a bearing of 25 NNE making straight for Tievebaun summit. Unfortunately the cloud stayed with me throughout the walk only clearing slightly when I returned to Truskmore on my way back. From Truskmore it is a short fairly steep descent down rocky slope, thereafter fairly steady going across col and up slopes of Tievebaun over light trussock grass and the odd small peat hag. Surprisingly, came across wall heading in the general direction of the summit. Not sure if this has something to do with the County boundary or not. Eventually wall veers west. At this point walked through breach in wall and then followed fence up to a few hundred metres short of the summit. Climbed over fence and made way to summit, unmarked and unspectacular. A small locheen/pond parallell to the summit appears to be the only notable feature. Since I couldn't see more than a few metres in any direction I decided to make my way back without any delay. Simply took a reverse bearing of 204 SSW retracing my steps back via Truskmore summit and back down side of Truskmore into Gleniff valley and the car.
Re Wall - A bearing of about 36 NE from Truskmore would bring you to the wall. On a clear day it is possible to see the wall from the summit despite the fact that a large section of it appeared to be missing on the lower slopes, still it ought to be fairly easy to remain on track up towards summit. Linkback:
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Crash of 42-31420 in 1943
by dp_burke  5 Feb 2017
Just a quick link to the story of 42-31420's crash on Tievebaun as I found it.

If you do go up top the small bit of wreckage that is left, please don't remove anymore parts so as to leave some memory of the ten young men who flew with her up there.

Cheers, Dennis Burke Linkback:
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Picture: Cliffs of Glenade.
Interesting views.
by simon3  15 Feb 2011
Look out for the great views of the undulating cliff line of the west side of the Glenade valley from the long, boggy saddle between Truskmore and Tievebaun.
The photo was taken in Feb. Linkback:
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pdtempan on Tievebaun, 2003
by pdtempan  15 Nov 2003
Climbed Tievebaun on the same day I did Ben Wiskin and Truskmore. The mountain itself was unexciting and the view was poor as there was a thick heat haze, but it may be much better in fine weather. From Truskmore it's just a question of following a wall. Getting down from Tievbaun was not simple as there was no obvious paths through the farmland on the northern and north-western slopes. Linkback:
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Picture: B-17 crash on Tievebaun 1943
paddyhillsbagger on Tievebaun, 2010
by paddyhillsbagger  3 Apr 2010
Update on plane wreckage! Turns out a B-17 like the one pictured crash landed on Tievebaun on a ferry flight from Goose Green to Prestwick on 9th Dec 1943. 3 of a 10 person crew died. 1 crew member was reported living in Washington as recently as 2006. Thanks to for info. Linkback:
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