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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
Place visited by 664 members. Recently by: ElaineM76, atlantic73, Jai-mckinney, rdkernan, Carolyn105, Louise.Nolan, DrakkBalsaams, Brendanbarrett, KieranF, cdpevans, John_Murphy, Tomaquinas, mallymcd, ShaneMaher, Drumquin
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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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paulocon on Slieve Foye, 2010
by paulocon  17 Jan 2010
Having recenty read the excellent 'Feet in the clouds' by Richard Askwith, I was inspired to throw on a pair of shorts and runners and try my hand at the discipline of Fell Running. We decided to tackle Foye from the South-West for a change and it proved to be a good choice as a lovely carpet of grass forms the section of the Tain Way which takes you from the road up to Golwyn Pass, the shoulder between Foye and Barnavave. On the shoulder, you leave the Tain Way and head for the summit of Foye. The last part of the climb is wet and boggy in places so the run turned more into a walk. A dense fog hid the true summit of the mountain until we were nearly upon it and totally obscured the normally excellent views from the trig point upon the large rock formation at the summit of Louth's County High Point. We finished off by ascending back to the Golyn pass and jogging across to the summit of Barnavave and were rewarded with a break in the clouds giving the ever-breathtaking view across Carlingford Lough to the Mourne Mountains. Excellent walk/run to shake off the cobwebs! Linkback:
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simon3 on Slieve Foye, 2003
by simon3  20 Sep 2003
The Slieve Foye area was the site of a volcano some 60 million years ago. The photo shows the summit and part of the coast to the south across Dundalk Bay. Linkback:
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Picture: Slieve Foye viewed from Port Oriel.
simon3 on Slieve Foye, 2010
by simon3  3 Mar 2010
Many klicks south is Port Oriel in Louth where this dancing starfish symbolically connects the summit to its neighbouring seascapes.

A nice light touch of a sculpture don't you agree? Well it certainly isn't light in weight being two tonnes of solid cast iron, two metres high. The sculptor is Rachel Joynt. Linkback:
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Picture: Walking on Slieve Foye
Walking on S Foye - A Video
by gerrym  28 May 2014

Slieve Foye is just great in so many ways and a recent visit rekindled memories from previous walks and created great new ones.

Carlingford is a great base to explore Slieve Foye and the waymarked ways out of the village provide clear direction on to the hillside. A steady climb tantalizes the views that get ever better with time and height. Grazing horses have seen it all before and are more content to bury their heads in the grass.

The gentle ridge is reached and steady climbing, following markers, brings the much more exciting rocky outcrops to explore. Pools of water had clumps of frogspawn and clouds built from the clear skies to bring hail showers that produced rainbows over Carlingford Lough.

The trig pillar stands aloft with its views south towards Dublin and the Wickow Mtns. there is no doubt though that the views to the north over Carlingford Lough to the Mourne Mtns are one of the most dramatic features of this mountain. Fishing boats circled at their work, ferries plied trade from across the Irish Sea and patches of light made their way to the mouth of the Lough. The High Mournes rose pointedly in the distance.

What follows is a wonderful walk along a rocky ridge, with amazing views all the way. Passing showers brought rich colours to the sky, the sea and the mountains. Dropping down steeply to the north, following a stream, brought the forest and gentle tracks heading back to Carlingford. Travelling further across Ravens and Foxes rock to more of the Cooley Mtns is also a great option.

There is a great looking paintballing complex in the forest and as i entered Carlingford what seemed like hundreds of young people were heading uphill with their guns for some adventure.

A beautiful area for walking and exploring, with stunning views. Really quiet on this day and previously which is pretty amazing for such a place. Linkback:
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djouce on Slieve Foye, 2003
by djouce  30 Dec 2003
There is a track from Carlingford village to the top of Slieve Foye - branching off the Tain way and approaching from the eastern flanks. Great views from the top. It takes about two hours. The photo shows Slieve Foye from the east (summit of Barnavave). Linkback:
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gary on Slieve Foye, 2004
by gary  29 Dec 2004
PHOTO: A wonderful rainbow looking down onto Carlingford Lough Linkback:
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