Slieve Foye 589m mountain, Cooley/Gullion Cooley Mountains Louth Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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
Place visited by 630 members. Recently by: Patrickdoyle, dregish, abcd, Grumbler, scapania, leonardt, briankelly, itshimkeith, Harry-Badger, Atilla-the-Bun, Roswayman, SkerriesWalking, Marty_47, finkey86, Golly
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Longitude: -6.216199, Latitude: 54.043405 , Easting: 316902, Northing: 311934 Prominence: 494m,  Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 716825 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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Great views .. by BazFox   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
A great day to traverse the Cooley Mts. Wonderful .. by jlk   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: The Mourne Mountains across Carlingford Lough
 
The clouds finally parted for some amazing views
by PinkyFloyd  3 Sep 2018
The day we visited Carlingford for this hike the cloud was low and drizzle filled the air. Just half way up the main trail towards the gap we were already surrounded by thick haze. Approaching the beginning of the ridge I couldn't help be impressed as the gap between the rocks became visible through the mist and we hiked up through. I wondered what the views were like but the cloud refused to budge. A little further on and a short, sharp ascent brought us to the trig point on top of Slieve Foye. The wind and drizzle encouraged us to continue on northwards up the ridge where we found some shelter for lunch. At this point, short breaks in the cloud started to appear and the wonderful views made themselves known and you can see the view across Carlingford Lough to Rostrevor and the Mourne Mountains in my picture. The cloud then cleared completely as we continued on to The Ravens Rock and the skies were blue as the Ravens danced and called in the sky. I found the ridge to be an amazingly interesting place and can't wait to return on a clearer day when I can properly explore it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/20053/
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