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Mourne Mountains Area   N: Croob Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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Slieve Croob Mountain Sliabh Crúibe A name in Irish Ir. Sliabh Crúibe [DUPN], 'lump-mountain’ [PDT] Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 534m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 20 Grid Reference: J31847 45378
Place visited by 217 members. Recently by: Portosport, mountainmike, wintersmick, eoghancarton, sdmckee, srr45, upper, ElaineM76, Jai-mckinney, Kirsty, Carolyn105, rdkernan, DelStewart, cdpevans, abcd
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Longitude: -5.973396, Latitude: 54.340056 , Easting: 331847, Northing: 345378 Prominence: 439m,  Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 731778 845378,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCrb, 10 char: SlvCrob
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

The River Lagan rises on the northern slopes of Slieve Croob. The three parishes of Magherahamlet, Kilmegan and Drumgooland converge on the summit, which has excellent panoramic views, including a particularly fine view of the northern peaks in the Mourne Mountains. Until the mid-20th century, there was a tradition of climbing the mountain on Blaeberry Sunday at the end of July or beginning of August. This is clearly a survival of a Lughnasa tradition [see MacNeill, 155-56]. The summit cairn is locally known as the Twelve Cairns, but this seems to be a relatively modern name arising from damage causing the break-up of a single cairn into several smaller heaps. The name Slieve Croob has been interpreted as ‘mountain of the hoof’ from Ir. Sliabh Crúibe [DUPN]. However, there seems to be nothing in local folklore to support this, nor in the mountain’s shape. It is likely that the second element is Brittonic in origin and is related to Welsh crwb, meaning ‘lump’ or ‘hump’. This fits better with the topography and also accords with the fact that Cratlieve, a western satellite has the same meaning, containing crot, an Irish word also meaning ‘hump’. Two townlands on the northern slopes are called Drin and Dree, probably also of Brittonic origin, cf. Welsh dring ‘ascent, slope’. Dree is of the same origin as Drin, but the different form has arisen by loss of -ng- and compensatory lengthening, cf. Belcoo < Béal Cú < Béal Cúnga. It is possible that Drin and Dree were once a single unit.   Slieve Croob is the 464th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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WillHoey on Slieve Croob, 2009
by WillHoey  12 May 2009
I took my 4 year old daughter via the Drumkerragh Forest route. Firstly i think this highlights my daughters fitness but also that this this is never going to be the most challenging walk in the world. Having said that the view is spectacular from the top. Possibly one of the best i've seen in Northern Ireland. If you are looking for a way to kill acouple of hours on a good day then i would highly recomend Slieve Croob. My daughter Sophie also thought it was a great adventure. p.s. For the twitchers among you the forest had plenty to see including green finches and a pair of buzzards. Linkback:
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Easy walk
by Carolyn105  22 Nov 2020
Description by others is completely accurate. Easy hill to tick off Linkback:
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Picture: Bilberries on the edge of Drumkeeragh Forest at the foot of Slieve Croob
Blaeberry Sunday
by pdtempan  18 Jul 2021
As there was a tradition of climbing Slieve Croob on the last Sunday in July to pick bilberries (Blaeberry Sunday), which continued until the mid-20th century, I was curious to see whether there were still enough bilberries to pick here. I found a good crop on the fringes of Drumkeeragh Forest at the foot of Slieve Croob, and they were even bigger and more plentiful high on Cratlieve. Linkback:
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Townsman2004 on Slieve Croob, 2005
by Townsman2004  17 Sep 2005
Just came back from climbing Slieve Croob, was hoping the tarmac road had a less affect on the mountain than some other people had suggested. Its a shame. I know we live in a age where communications are part of everyday life but thats awful. Not to put any one off climbing this fantastic mountain because the views are breath-taking. Climbing up past the communication masts towards the cairn, had the camera but batteries let me down. Beautiful clear crisp view over Newcastle to the mourne mountains and the lovely blue of the irish sea.
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mneary34 on Slieve Croob, 2006
by mneary34  25 Sep 2006
An early morning view of Slieve Croob 'floating' in the clouds as seen from Slieve Commedagh in the Mournes. Linkback:
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Colin Murphy on Slieve Croob, 2008
by Colin Murphy  28 Jan 2008
Had intended to take the (reputedly) more interesting trail from Drumkerragh Forest, but time constraints forced me to take the dreaded tarmac road. If you find yourself in a similar predicament, all is not lost...about 400 m up the road you come to a tractor-made track off to the right. Follow this for about 100m until you come to a gate and a fence which leads almost to the summit. At the gate the beautiful vista of the Mournes accompanies you all the way to the top and the tarmac road isn't even visible from the fence, so you can delude yourself that you're in the wilderness for half an hour! Eventually though man's influence rears his ugly head and the hideous masts appear along with their bunker like support buildings. Interesting structure at the top though, which a nearby sign informed me was an ancient burial mound. Linkback:
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