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Mourne Mountains Area   Slieve Croob Subarea
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Slieve Croob Mountain Sliabh Crúibe A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Crúibe [DUPN], 'mountain of the hoof') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 534m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 20 Grid Reference: J31847 45378
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Longitude: -5.973564, Latitude: 54.340068 , Easting: 331847, Northing: 345378 Prominence: 439m,  Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 731767 845379,   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.   Slieve Croob is the 462nd highest place in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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What a fabulous view from the summit. .. by happymourneview   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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Bleck Cra on Slieve Croob, 2005
by Bleck Cra  8 Feb 2005
A lifetime ago, when I was tough, bronze and witless, I cycled out from a baking Lisburn to Dromara and up to the foot of Croob. There I set the bike, tethered it to a post and made up into this final outpost of the Mournes proper. There are a couple of very good pubs and restaurants in and around Dromara - just to get things in perspective. I was in cycling shoes, so a trawl over this very damp lump, proved endless. Whether it was the way I came at it or what, it was just a task. Rows and rows of small bog-buried posts linked by crumbling rusted wire - y’know the kind you can’t get over for fear of pulling down the fence, which you do in any case, as you end up feet tangled and face-down in the sheugh. Anyway, on it went and more on it went, until a revolting transmitter edifice at the summit of a tarred road completed the pathos. I can’t recall the view, which I think might have been quite good, had I not become in such bad humour, so I just went back the way I came. I had recently bought very expensive and entirely ludicrous glasses with exchangeable lenses - which by the way, cannot be assembled in a plain living room, let alone in the hills and was wearing them, that is until I lost them: more time committed to this futile bog, searching for dear sunglasses. After twenty pointless minutes, I stamped off towards the bike and launched myself into a deathwish plummet down her tarred flanks. On touching exocet speed, a fat flying beetle lumbered into my line of fire and bounced of the specs ……. on my face. Pic is better than story. Spot Croob? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/1471/
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rather than go up the usual boring way of the roa .. by andyharte   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
I agree with many of the comments about the masts .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
We made our way up the eastern slope from Drumker .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Not wanting the to take the easy option (the road .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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