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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 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Looking south from the summit
 
murphysw on Slieve Foye, 2005
by murphysw  6 Nov 2005
The mountain gave particularly nice views over the Cooley Peninsula. Note the threatening evening sky. We only just got off the mountain as the heavens opened! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/2034/
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Wild horses?
by Ol-slewfoot  12 Jul 2010
I walked the Tain way on sunday with some friends, the weather was atrocious but we managed to survive, despite getting lost several times. The signs were pretty erratic in thier appearnce and some were even turned to point in wrong directions, still had a great time!
While walking on Slieve Foye a momentary break in the rain gave us a chance to take in the view and watch a herd of horses grazing, and one even approached me and i fed it with an apple, truly magical moment. Can any tell me anything about these horses, for instance are they feral or does someone actually own them? Just wondered as we noticed quite a few herds roaming freely in several areas and have never seen this before in ireland>
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: The lovely town of Carlingford.
Louth's CHP
by TommyV  4 Nov 2018
The picturesque town of Carlingford provides a great starting point for this hike. There is a waymarked trail leading out onto the mountain and markers directing you to the summit. The smallest county in Ireland certainly has a special county high point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/20190/
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Not bad.
by shanks  17 Dec 2018
Excellent if introduceing new walkers reasonably well signed but was a little overgrown in spots and path really close to wire fencing at others. Apart from that ☺ Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/20218/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
 
pazapas on Slieve Foye, 2004
by pazapas  9 Oct 2004
May 2000: I don't no if lots of people hike in Cooley mountains. I started alone and finished with a paint artist, a writer and a parachutist ! The Carlingford Mount is easy to climb. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/1230/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Looking up to the summit (like the 3rd peak you get to)
MDTyKe on Slieve Foye, 2005
by MDTyKe  5 Aug 2005
Fantastic mountain, great views and access. I walked from Carlingford up to the car park via the trail, then went across the fence and straight up. Took about 2.5-3hours to get up, and about half that to get down. Views at the summit were great. It's true what they say about this mountain, it's Peak after Peak.. you think you're at the top, and up comes another almost vertical peak. There's parts of it you literally can't walk up without climbing gear (practically vertical rock), so we had to go around the mountain to try and find a way up.

We had a few showers too. Apparently there's a hillwalking trail up to near the summit, and then just a bit of climbing at the end, but I never knew about this, and maybe someone would care to shed a bit of light as to where on earth it is, as I would do it next time over the direct climb from the carpark, as it can be quite tiring after a while.

Enjoyed the trip! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/1855/
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