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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 317th 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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by Bleck Cra  29 Mar 2011
Perhaps there is a reason why we don’t have Barnavave featured on this site – although I expect we shall be reading one soon. Everything about the Southern Cooleys is exactly unlike everything about their closest neighbours, the Mournes. Their proximity, would indicate some kind of kinship, but these quirky, unusual hills have more in common with the Southern Highlands of Scotland. False tops, flat bogs, grassy approaches with naked rock summits. However as much as the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea, so do the Cooleys, so the snoberatti di collini have to bite their tongues when prattling on about Munros, Marilyns and such (who kick off in the main, many hundreds of feet above sea level) in case someone quotes Slieve Foye or Barnavave, both summit spot heights achieved every single inch from sea level.
A mad dash at Slieve Foye – literally out of the middle of Carlingford - will get you into a fairly tough pull up some generous terrain to its rocky top and a trig point. Strange half-feral horses populate its southern slopes and the boggy ground below. Completely heart-melting vistas of beautiful Carlingford, the lough and North to the Mournes, fill the skyline. It seems here you have the magic of northern hills with none of the murkiness of northern politics. Just to compound the point, it is here, beneath Barnavave, a ticked-off Queen Medbh, hunting the bo from the Tain Bo, stopped, had a few pints and showed her bare arse to the North. Plus ca change ….
Barnavave and its various tops emerges from a tangle of whin, heather and barbed wire and is simply petty. Good spot for lunch, pics, binos and badly remembered history lessons. Below, the gentle road home, given you ever want to leave Carlingford. Linkback:
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Picture: Wild horses on the slopes of Foye
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
by paulocon  8 Oct 2011
A gloopy mist with the consistency of treacle, a wind to get Beaufort more than a bit worried, wild horses bemused by the shadowy figures jogging out of the clouds, trail runners and a right good soaking. All this and still Foye was magnificent. It's a mountain that just keeps giving regardless of the conditions. The highpoint of Louth in more ways than one! Linkback:
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djouce on Slieve Foye, 2003
by djouce  30 Dec 2003
View of Carlingford from Slieve Foye Linkback:
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nohoval_turrets on Slieve Foye, 2002
by nohoval_turrets  21 Oct 2002
I walked from the windy gap to Slieve Foye on a fine Autumn day. Really beautiful views across Carlingford Lough to the Mournes. There's an amazing variety of terrain for such small hills, and you can even do some scrambling and light rock climbing if you want to. The return walk along the South side of the mountains by moonlight was magical. Linkback:
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JasonDevine on Slieve Foye, 2002
by JasonDevine  3 Oct 2002
Walked to Slieve Foye from the forest below split rock, fairly easy walking. I practiced some Navigational work as I was accompanied with a friend. I was surprised by the amount of people on the stretch between Carlingford and the summit and would recommend to anyone looking for tranquility to stay on the west side of the summit, where there are some very good views. Linkback:
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josvanderlinden on Slieve Foye, 2009
by josvanderlinden  20 Jul 2009
A nice and easy walk from Carlingford to the top of the Slieve Foye, with stunning views towards the Dublin greater area. Linkback:
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