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], '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: -5.973396, 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.   Slieve Croob is the 461st 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)
 
Just came back from climbing Slieve Croob, was ho .. by Townsman2004   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
An early morning view of Slieve Croob 'floating' .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/2950/
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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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