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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
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Foye (<i>Sliabh Feá</i>) in area Cooley Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Foye above Carlingford
 
Straightforward ascents for great views.
Short Summary created by simon3  11 Nov 2013
Slieve Foye, the County Highpoint of Louth, sits dramatically above and to the south of the entrance to Carlingford Lough. There are mountain views NW along the Cooleys and distant views of the Isle of Man however this place is famous for its southern perspective of the Mournes. As of 2013 it was the 31st most logged mountain in Ireland.
There are several semi-formal tracks from the Carlingford town side such as starting at around J1894 1166 A, signposted Tain trail. There are ways up from Windy Gap starting at around J1347 1319 B. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/5058/
 
from Carlingford .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Slieve Foye (Sliabh Feá))
 
We climbed Slieve Foye on Saturday 13th February .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Slieve Foye (Sliabh Feá))
 
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(Continued from Ravens Rock) As I approached Slie .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Slieve Foye (Sliabh Feá))
 
A fabulous mountain. Superior in so many ways to .. by tsunami   (Show all for Slieve Foye (Sliabh Feá))
 
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