; Slieve Croob 534m mountain, Mourne Mountains Slieve Croob Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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
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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 463rd highest place in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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Picture: Slieve Croob as viewed from the trassey track (Mournes) November 2014.
 
What a fabulous view from the summit.
by happymourneview  5 Jan 2016
I love this mountain very much indeed. My father often took me there on bird watching missions when I was a teenager (how the years fly by) I think the army had control of the area around the summit at the time, maybe communications. ... Any hows, as a result it was some time before I was actually able to climb to the true summit. Took my motorcycle to the little car parking area and walked up the well maintained little 'track' to the radio masts. Then it is a matter of crossing over a fence and clambering up to the ancient cairn on the true summit itself. The views of 'drumlin country' and the mighty Mournes range is very captivating indeed. It would be a much better idea to hike the Dromara / Finnis village / Dree hill route. I would be unsure about parking security on the mountain car park. Always rid your vehicle of anything tempting to potential thieves. Make sure that it is immediately obvious that your car is empty. I must go up during Spring time with my camera / tripod to photograph the Mournes from the summit. Preferably during a Spring evening. Cant wait come to think of it.

Beautiful mountain and fabulous view.

p.s. I have recently hiked from Dromara village to the summit of Slieve Croob and can recommend this most sincerely. Do watch out for traffic though. A 'sidewalk' can be adhered to for some of the hike. Not entirely sure about parking security in Dromara. That said, there is a small car park. Same anywhere I guess. Enjoy! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/17732/
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A lifetime ago, when I was tough, bronze and witl .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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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