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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
Place visited by 175 members. Recently by: Xiom5724, m0jla, Reeks2011, LorraineG60, guestuser, LorraineG, melohara, mgtrose, MichaelG55, stevebullers, daftgrandad, ckilm, susanc, PPruz, eamonoc
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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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I took my 4 year old daughter via the Drumkerragh .. by WillHoey   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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.
Strongly recommend you experience that. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/1947/
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An early morning view of Slieve Croob 'floating' .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Had intended to take the (reputedly) more interes .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Slieve Croob is a northern outlier of older “Newr .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
For the best panoramic view in the North climb Sl .. by janerobbie   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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