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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
Place visited by 329 members. Recently by: osullivanm, simon3, ckilm, MichaelE, JoHeaney, mountainmike, TipsyDempy, GoldCircle, abcd, gernee, Grumbler, ilenia, briankelly, LorraineG60, Jim Sheehan
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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)
 
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DonieG on Slieve League, 2010
by DonieG  5 Mar 2010
Weather conditions are so perfect now for the hills I decided to take a day off work and head to Donegal to tackle Slieve League and especially see if I had the nerves for the "One Man's Pass" so highly commented on in Mountain Views. Arrived at Bunglass car park at 11am, surprised to discover no other walkers on this most beautifull day. A notice advises that ongoing maintainence work is in progress and asks walkers to use the Pilgrim Path if possible - well having driven three hours to reach here I was not going to miss out on the clifftop walk so took my courage in my hands and headed off. There is a lot of erosion on the route in boggy/heathery areas, however the views as outlined by other contributers did not dissapoint. I found it tough going not having hill- walked over the winter. On arrival at One Man's pass I did not wait around or look at it too long, having read other contributers musings I just scrambled over, the fact that I had a heavey rucksack on board that slipped to one side midway over caused the old sphincter muscle to contract and I was glad to see the other side and terra firma or better still "terra more" to stand on at least. Onwards with renewed vigour and took in all the views out towards Raithlin O Beirne on one side and the Bluestacks on the other. Was disgusted to come upon some Graffiti sprayed on a rock by some mindless idiot (see photo). By all means Carl show your love for Breege, you don't have to deface a beautifull area to proove it !!!!. Had to march over some residual snow before reaching the broken Trig point .
I returned to the car park via the 'Pilgrim Path' which is well marked and involves a few miles of wretched road walking which plays hell with my aging knees. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/285/comment/4471/
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