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Cooley/Gullion Area   Cooley Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 23, OSI/LPS Maps: 28, 29, 35, 36 
Highest place:
Slieve Foye, 589m
Maximum height for area: 589 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 494 metres,

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Slieve Foye Mountain Sliabh Feá A name in Irish
also Carlingford Mountain an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh Feá [GE], 'mountain of rushes') County Highpoint of Louth in Leinster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Undifferentiated, or layered gabbro 1-4 Bedrock

Height: 589m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29&36A Grid Reference: J16902 11934
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Longitude: -6.216215, Latitude: 54.043405 , Easting: 316902, Northing: 311934 Prominence: 494m,  Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 716824 811942,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvFy, 10 char: SlvFoye
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated, or layered gabbro 1-4, (Layered Gabbro)

Locally the name is understood as Sliabh Fathaigh, 'mountain of the giant', and this ties in with local lore about a giant being discernible among the summit rocks [KM, personal comment]. Also called Carlingford Mountain.   Slieve Foye is the highest mountain in the Cooley/Gullion area and the 318th highest in Ireland. Slieve Foye is the second most easterly summit in the Cooley/Gullion area. Slieve Foye is the highest point in county Louth.

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tsunami on Slieve Foye, 2004
by tsunami  29 Sep 2004
A fabulous mountain. Superior in so many ways to many others up to twice its size. It's mix of location, sense of exposure and also the challenge it can present having to climb from sea level put it up with the best of them. With the development and sign posting of the Tain Way, it has however become a lot more popular and some routes to the summit tend to be a little overcrowded in good weather for my liking, my favorite route being from the car park in Carlingford straight up onto the shoulder between Foye and Barnavave, around the back of the mountain towards the white bog until you are level with the trig point, and then simply scramble to the top. The views are excellent for the effort (which is really only the last couple of hundred yards straight up to the summit). For lovers of the Mournes, if you haven't been on the summit of Foye you are missing possibly one of the best opportunities to really appreciate the "Kingdom"! The picture shows part of this view over to Binnian, with it's head in the cloud. A panoramic lens is a must to really capture the breathtaking view over Carlingford Lough. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/1208/
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Picture: Lower Slopes of Slieve Foye from Carlingford Village.
mneary34 on Slieve Foye, 2005
by mneary34  27 Oct 2005
On 22nd October 2005 myself and Tom Milligan set out on a sunny morning to traverse the Cooleys from Carlingford village to Black Mountain and back. We parked in the tourist office car park in the village, walked through the village and took the northern headed Tain Trail. We departed from the trail on the left hand side of the wood shown in the photo which is the southern side of the wood. From there it is a steep direct climb to the summit and some scrambling is required if the line is to be maintained, so it is a route that may not suit everybody. Due to low cloud and poor visibility a bearing had to be taken to take us along the ridge past Eagle Rock and at J 157 136 A we changed direction and headed for Windy Gap. A combination of compass guidance and GPS 'Go to' took us from there although between The Split Rock and Ravens Rock all cleared and the wood south of Windy Gap came into view. We headed along its north eastern side and then descended along its northern side towards Windy Gap. This descent beside the Wood is steep and I would think especially in damp wet conditions should be avoided. We arrived at Windy Gap after a climb along this segment of the walk of 700 metres and 7 k in 2 hours 40 minutes. See Black Mountain for a continuation of the trek. In the attached photo the top of the forest is at the 250 metre contour and the top of the visible mountain is at 400 metres approx so there is another 200 metres approx covered in cloud. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/2021/
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three5four0 on Slieve Foye, 2008
by three5four0  8 Oct 2008
Traverse of the Cooley Mountains
For those wishing to do this superb traverse, as outline by ahendroff, but with out access to two cars, read on! I travelled to Newry by Ulsterbus from Belfast, took a taxi ride from Newry Bus Station, (the taxi depot is just opposite the station) to the start point of ahendroff's walk (Point A). The Taxi driver was quite happy to drive his taxi up the winding minor roads for a fare of £6. I left Newry at 10:00 am and finished the traverse with around only 10 minutes to spare & no time for a pint before the 17:10 bus (this is the last bus for Newry on Saturdays) left Carlingford for Newry and my onward connection to Belfast. But with good connections with Belfast & Dublin, an earlier start than mine is easily achieved, and a leisurely pint can be supped before your departure home. Here are the web links to the Bus company's timetables, www.buseireann.ie/pdf/12 0 248 21 56-161.pdf www.translink.co.uk/ . And while you sup your pint, you can feel extra smug at a superb hill traverse, your use of public transport and the low carbon footprint for the days travels. I think that you may feel you deserve a second pint for that and why not! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/3363/
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tsunami on Slieve Foye, 2005
by tsunami  11 Jan 2005
Foye (left) and Barnavave (right) as seen from Cooley on a fine summer morning. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/1418/
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csd on Slieve Foye, 2004
by csd  17 Mar 2004
The summit ridge of Slieve Foye is a collection of rocky outcrops and boggy dips, and around each corner is a breathtaking vista in all directions. The picture shows one of the many small ponds and rocky outcrops near the summit, with the view north to the Mournes visible through the gap. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/893/
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csd on Slieve Foye, 2004
by csd  17 Mar 2004
This, I presume, is why the area is called Split Rock. The one of the streams running down the western flank of Slieve Foye has carved a channel perhaps five metres deep into the surrounding boggy grassland. You don't notice the fissure in the ground until you're almost upon it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/894/
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