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Slieve League Mountain Sliabh Liag A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Liag [DUPN], 'mountain of the flagstones') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Black graphitic pelitic schist Bedrock

Height: 596.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G54400 78400
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Longitude: -8.707214, Latitude: 54.651661 , Easting: 154400, Northing: 378400 Prominence: 470m,  Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 554359 878393,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvLg, 10 char: SlvLg
Bedrock type: Black graphitic pelitic schist, (Glencolumbkille Pelite Formation)

The quartzite on Slieve League splits into flagstones and was used for flooring or roof tiles. The mountain is noted for its spectacular array of cliffs descending straight from the summit to the sea, and for the dramatic One Man's Pass (Casán an Aonair). This narrow arete leading to the summit is not for the faint-hearted, especially on a windy day. All the same, it is a doddle beside the route taken in the 19th century by the botanist H.C. Hart, who traversed the cliffs of Slieve League at half-height, 1,000 ft. above the sea and 1,000 ft. below the summit. The entire journey, ending at Malin Beg, took him three days. At one point he was astonished to see footprints in front of him on this precipitous route. As he rounded the next eminence, he met an old man with his son, both eating samphire flowers. The old man was in a state of consternation to see a stranger there and pleaded with him to turn back, but Hart carried on. He reported that the route is known as Thone-na-Culliagh (prob. Tóin na Caillí). Robert Lloyd Praeger was very enthusiastic about the wide range of alpine plants on the north face above Lough Agh. There was a hermitage on Slieve League connected with St. Assicus of Elphin, Co. Roscommon. The ruins are the piles of stone still to be seen just NE of the One Man's Pass.   Sliabh Liag is the highest mountain in the Donegal SW area and the 293rd highest in Ireland. Sliabh Liag is the second most westerly summit in the Donegal SW area.

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The scrambly bit on the approach from Bunglass ta .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Slieve League (Sliabh Liag))
 
I don't think anyone should name their kid Assicu .. by marymac   (Show all for Slieve League (Sliabh Liag))
 
A good walk from Bunglass to Malinbeg following t .. by absalon   (Show all for Slieve League (Sliabh Liag))
 
Great hike with sea cliffs to the south. Not as d .. by Djouce   (Show all for Slieve League (Sliabh Liag))
 
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by Wilderness  5 Jan 2014
Walked up the pilgrim path to reach a trail with yellow marked boulders which lead to a cairn near the cliff edge. I was in a cloud so visibility was reduced to about ten meters. At first I thought I reached the top, then I continued right in a north west direction and walked along a narrow ridge. After that I found the pillar to indicate the top. I went back down the same way enjoying a good run down the path. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/15300/
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Deteriorating track to summit .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve League (Sliabh Liag))
 
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