Slieve League 596.4m mountain, Donegal SW Ireland at
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Slieve League Mountain Sliabh Liag A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Liag [DUPN], 'mountain of the flagstones') Donegal County, 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.   Slieve League is the highest mountain in the Donegal SW area and the 296th highest in Ireland. Slieve League is the second most westerly summit in the Donegal SW area.

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Climbed this mountain today, April 19th 2009. A .. by paulca   (Show all for Slieve League)
kevin dockery on Slieve League, 2009
by kevin dockery  1 Jun 2009
On Sat. May 30th 2009 my friend and I started walk from Teelin village. Followed the tarred minor road which leads most of the way up to Croleavy Lough.I think this is known as the pilgrim route. A rough track leads uphill from the road and past the lake.The views even at this stage are spectacular with great views of Teelin Bay and the distant Sligo / Mayo mtns. After a 2.6 mile walk we reached the eastern shoulder of Keeringear. There are numerous cairns here which overlook Lough Agh. From here its a mile walk to the summit of Slieve League via a narrow ridge.This ridge is frequently referred to as One Man's Pass which is approx 400metres in length. I'd heard horror stories about it in the the past regarding its dangers, but we had no difficulty with it. The coastal views on such a fabulous sunny and warm day were breath-taking.The cliffs stretching from the summit to Bunglass are truly awsome. Returned to Bunglass carpark (2.9miles distance) via the tourist route which is very eroded in places.Approx. 1 mile from the the summit we encountered a steep rocky 50 feet narrow ridge which was quite daunting but we both managed to crawl/walk it. It was no wider than the top of the Mourne wall - approx. 2 ft. A slip here would ensure a fast 1800ft. descent into the ocean below. Perhaps this is the real One Man's Pass. On arriving at Bunglass we made a 1mile detour to see the signal tower at Carrigan Head. It was built bet. 1804 and 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars and was manned until his defeat in Waterloo in1815. It's still in remarkably good shape after over 200 years. We returned to the road and walked the 2.5 mls. back to Teelin. The approx.10 mls. walk was completed in 6hrs. The outstanding views ensured a slow walk. This has to be one of the most scenic walks in Ireland. Linkback:
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Weather conditions are so perfect now for the hil .. by DonieG   (Show all for Slieve League)
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Real One Mans Pass at Kerringear .. by darrenf   (Show all for Slieve League)
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