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Breifne Area   Iron Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 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 Arderin List, Sandstone, sandy shale & shale Bedrock

Height: 585m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H01878 15930
Place visited by 88 members. Recently by: hgboyle, hilde, markmjcampion, PeakPaul, ciaranr, sglennon, bryanmccabe, jlk, melohara, supersullivan, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, jimbo87, trostanite, dr_banuska
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Longitude: -7.972069, Latitude: 54.09253 , Easting: 201878, Northing: 315930 Prominence: 245m,  Isolation: 2.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 601827 815937,   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 329th 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Anierin in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: The rock cleft
 
Between a rock and a Mass place
Short Summary created by wicklore,  3 Nov 2010
There is room for a few cars at H03240 14705 A. Cross a gate and follow the waymarker posts marked with a letter ‘G’ along a good track with forestry on either side. This will bring you out into the vast bog below the Anierin – Knockacullion – Bencroy massif. Follow the track through the bog towards the SE cliffs of Anierin. Continue to follow the waymarker posts across a small bridge at H02512 15324 B and make your way parallel to the cliffs as you climb up to the spur running south from Anierin. From the spur the summit is easily reached over relatively unspoiled ground. (Although tough in places – wet, boggy and deep heather and large bare peat patches at times)

Those following this route, and of a like-minded exploratory nature, might like to seek out the hidden Altar I discovered. As you climb to the southern spur you may notice a large rock cleft at the cliff face. By scrambling up to the cleft you will discover a lovely hidden area behind it, complete with a set of steps, a stone Altar and a paved area. This is invisible from the cliffs above or the bog below. This is at H02212 14976 C. A white cross marks the entrance to this area. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/305/comment/5065/
 
Seeking the elusive Trig Pillar .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
 
Climbed yesterday. A 06.00 start and a two hour d .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
 
It was a case of third time lucky following an as .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
 
Slieve Anierin has a magnificent line of cliffs o .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
 
A good start for Sliabh an Iarainn is from the en .. by absalon   (Show all for Slieve Anierin)
 
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