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Cooley Mountains Area   S: Cooley South Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 29, 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 669 members. Recently by: sjmorg, aburden, upper, Kirsty, kirtatty, ElaineM76, atlantic73, Jai-mckinney, rdkernan, Carolyn105, Louise.Nolan, DrakkBalsaams, Brendanbarrett, KieranF, cdpevans
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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 Mountains area and the 317th highest in Ireland. Slieve Foye is the second most easterly summit in the Cooley Mountains area. Slieve Foye is the highest point in county Louth.

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The Slieve Foye area was the site of a volcano so .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Foye (Sliabh Feá))
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye (<i>Sliabh Feá</i>) in area Cooley Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Walking on Slieve Foye
 
Walking on S Foye - A Video
by gerrym  28 May 2014


http://youtu.be/ppQxS1OxkmU

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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/16077/
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