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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 214 members. Recently by: eoghancarton, sdmckee, srr45, upper, ElaineM76, Jai-mckinney, Kirsty, Carolyn105, rdkernan, DelStewart, cdpevans, abcd, dregishjake, Andy1287, Kilcubbin
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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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I took my 4 year old daughter via the Drumkerragh .. by WillHoey   (Show all for Slieve Croob (Sliabh Crúibe))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob (<i>Sliabh Crúibe</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
 
Easy walk
by Carolyn105  22 Nov 2020
Description by others is completely accurate. Easy hill to tick off Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/21505/
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Just came back from climbing Slieve Croob, was ho .. by Townsman2004   (Show all for Slieve Croob (Sliabh Crúibe))
 
An early morning view of Slieve Croob 'floating' .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Croob (Sliabh Crúibe))
 
Had intended to take the (reputedly) more interes .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Croob (Sliabh Crúibe))
 
Slieve Croob is a northern outlier of older “Newr .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Croob (Sliabh Crúibe))
 
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