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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: -6.216199, 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 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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And so to complete our journey from Carlingford t .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Four of us climbed Slieve Foye on 29th September .. by petermac   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
St. Patrick's Day 17th March 2008 - A great day f .. by robvic   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
Revisited Slieve Foye just as the current cold we .. by three5four0   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
gerrym on Slieve Foye, 2004
by gerrym  13 Apr 2004
climbed 10.4.04 parking in Slievefoy Forest, travelling up to the carpark at 200m (174128 C) - great spot for a picnic. Take short path up through forest and over stile to the open slopes. I travelled left along forestline to the 'Golden River' and followed this uphill. Nice to have the sound of flowing water as climb with some easy scrambling along course of rocky riverbed. Follow nearly to summit where disappears though can still hear bubbling away underground. Great views over Carlingford Lough to the Mournes until the top which was covered in thick mist. Very rocky and varied on summit, going up and down for over one mile to Eagles Rock. Drop down wst 100 m and climb Ravens Rock (457m) and then on to Foxes Rock (384m).
I had intended to drop down to windy Gap and walk back by road. But the mist had cleared from the tops so I contoured back around Ravens Rock and back up Slieve Foye. Well worth it for the amazing views ( better than any in the Mournes ?) and I actually found the trig point this time. Followed river back down to carpark. One hour to top and further 1.5 hours to Foxes Rock, same back. Only met a handful of other walkers. Highly recommended. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/298/comment/922/
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Traverse of the Cooley Mountains For those wishi .. by three5four0   (Show all for Slieve Foye)
 
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