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Donegal SW Area   SW: Slieve League Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 10 
Highest place:
Slieve League, 596.4m
Maximum height for area: 596.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 470 metres,

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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
Place visited by 376 members. Recently by: sliabhdunner, march-fixer, dregish, srr45, padstowe, Aneta.jablonska, glencree, nickywood, eiremountains, Leonas_Escapades, pcoleman, mdehantschutter, Hyperstorm, a3642278, derekfanning
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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 296th highest in Ireland. Sliabh Liag is the second most westerly summit in the Donegal SW area.

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One Man's Pass .. by JonathanHession   (Show all for Slieve League (Sliabh Liag))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve League (<i>Sliabh Liag</i>) in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: Summit Ridge on Slieve League
 
Summer Solstice Backpack
by garrettd  5 Jul 2015
We covered the Slieve League ridge as part of a backpack, parking on the road that leads to the farmhouse at G552 800 starA. We told the lady of the house that we were parking cars there overnight and she had no issue with this and wished us well. The land above the house and all the way to Lough Agh G558 788 starB was extremely waterlogged despite a relatively dry June (in Dublin anyway). We set up camp here and made the hike over the ridge and back to the camp, unencumbered, in about three hours, The sea mist lifted for all of about two minutes at the top to give us a view of the ocean far below. I'm already looking forward to coming back here and doing the walk in better visibility. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/18153/
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One Man's Pass? .. by Aidy   (Show all for Slieve League (Sliabh Liag))
 
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