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Breifne Area   SW: Iron Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 666m
Maximum height for area: 666 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,

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Slieve Anierin Mountain Sliabh an Iarainn A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh an Iarainn [OSI], 'mountain of the iron') Leitrim County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Sandstone, sandy shale & shale Bedrock

Height: 585m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H01878 15930
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Longitude: -7.972069, Latitude: 54.092539 , Easting: 201878, Northing: 315930 Prominence: 245m,  Isolation: 2.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 601827 815938,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvAnr, 10 char: SlvAnrn
Bedrock type: Sandstone, sandy shale & shale, (Bencroy Sandstone Member)

This area is area is known for its mineral resources, particularly the coal which was mined in the vicinity of Arigna. There were also iron workings beside Lough Allen at the base of this mountain, still operating in the late 19th century. A local legend holds that they were worked by Goibnenn, the smith-god of the Tuatha Dé Danann.   Slieve Anierin is the second highest mountain in the Breifne area and the 330th highest in Ireland. Slieve Anierin is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Breifne area. Slieve Anierin is the third highest point in county Leitrim.

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Between a rock and a Mass place .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Anierin (Sliabh an Iarainn))
Iron, water and ....more water. .. by No1Grumbler   (Show all for Slieve Anierin (Sliabh an Iarainn))
Seeking the elusive Trig Pillar .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Anierin (Sliabh an Iarainn)) Picture about mountain Slieve Anierin (<i>Sliabh an Iarainn</i>) in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Aneirin from Knockacullion summit
eflanaga on Slieve Anierin, 2006
by eflanaga  5 Jun 2006
Climbed yesterday. A 06.00 start and a two hour drive brought me to the starting point of this walk at H032 147 starD (Mullaghgarve). Start can be accessed from Ballinamore by taking road signposted for Aughnasheelan/Aghacashel at the crossroads in the town centre. An approximate 10K drive on a pleasant, winding and well sign-posted country road will bring you to Aghacashel P.O. Just around the bend above the PO take right turn and follow narrow road up towards mountain. Eventually reach junction with road coming from left (plantation in clear view down this road). I parked to the right of the gate (marking start of track) on the junction corner. Started walk at 08.15 with temperature at -3 and heavy mist shrouding Aneirin’s summit. Cross gate and follow track, crossing two further gates as you climb towards mountain. Take left at makeshift plywood bridge over stream which runs parallel with track and make for point where plantation meets cliffs (H025 149 starE). Here a climbable narrow ridge provides possibility of a shortcut to top of cliffs. Less adventurous may wish to carry on for another 300 metres so as to avoid cliff completely. Given the conditions (visibility 10 metres), once I gained the top, I thought it prudent to proceed for another 100 metres so as to create safe distance from cliff edge. From here it’s a long dreary trudge over marshy ground and peat hags to the summit. I was fortunate in that much of the soft ground was frozen over allowing me to walk gingerly where on a warmer day I might have sunk to my knees. At the top the heavy mist persisted hampering my efforts to find the base of the Trig point which must have been hidden by grass or heather! In any case after spending some time crossing backwards & forwards over the highest ground I gave up trying to find it, satisfied that at some point I must have thread across Aneirin’s highest point. I decided to make for Knockabell in the hope that the mist would lift at some point or the walk was going to prove extremely disappointing. Photography on top of Aneirin was pointless in the prevailing conditions, hence the photograph is taken from Knockacullion. Needless to say the mist had lifted from Aneirin by the time I reached Knockacullion! Linkback:
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It was a case of third time lucky following an as .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Slieve Anierin (Sliabh an Iarainn))
My MV`s 900th Feature. .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Slieve Anierin (Sliabh an Iarainn))
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