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Inishowen Area , Cen: Slieve Snaght Subarea
Feature count in area: 27, by county: Donegal: 27, Derry: 1, of which 1 is in both Derry and Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Highest Place: Slieve Snaght 614.6m

Starting Places (42) in area Inishowen:
Adderville Upper, Barnes Bend, Bunacrick, Butlers Bridge, Carnaghan Presbyterian Church, Castruse Upper, Craignacoolagh, Craignamuck, Croaghglengad West, Crockavishane South, Diarmuid and Gráinne's Bed, Doherty's Dún, Dunree Bay Carpark, EEl Hole, Effishmore Upper, Evishbreedy Bridge, Five Fingers Strand, Gap of Mamore Grotto, Gap of Mamore Road, Gap of Mamore Viewpoint, Glack, Glasmullan, Golan Bridge Track, Goorey Hill, Grania's Gap, Gransha Árd, Green Hill, Leamacrossan Hill East, Lisfannon Beach, Lough Shivnagh, Lough Turk North, Magilligan Point View, Meenabroagh, Meenyollan River, Moor House, Mullagh, Pincher's Corner, Rashenny, Roosky Upper, Rowantree Hill, Stroove Beach, Tullagh Beach

Summits & other features in area Inishowen:
Cen: Slieve Snaght: Damph 420m, Slieve Main 514m, Slieve Snaght 614.6m
N: Malin: Croaghglengad 259m, Crockalough 282m, Soldiers hill 174m
NE: North East Inishowen: Crockavishane 322m, Crocknasmug 327.5m, Grinlieve 371m
NW: Urris: Binnion 250m, Bulbin 494m, Coolcross Hill 291m, Croaghcarragh 400m, Crockmain 460m, Dunaff Hill 230m, Mamore Hill 423m, Raghtin More 502m, Slievekeeragh 389m, Urris Hills 417m
S: Iskaheen: Crockglass 397m, Eskaheen Mountain 418m, Greenan Mountain 241m, Holywell Hill 260m, Inch Top 222m, Leamacrossan Hill 392m, Mouldy Hill 312m, Scalp Mountain 484m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Slieve Main, 514m Mountain An Sliabh Mín A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. An Sliabh Mín [logainm.ie], 'the smooth mountain’), Donegal County in Ulster province, in Arderin Lists, Slieve Main is the second highest mountain in the Inishowen area and the 524th highest in Ireland.
Grid Reference C41315 37809, OS 1:50k mapsheet 3
Place visited by: 92 members, recently by: IncaHoots, Cecil1976, johncusack, annem, a3642278, padstowe, AlanReid, jimmytherabbit, eamonoc, srr45, trostanite, landyliam, Kilcoobin, mgkelly, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -7.351264, Latitude: 55.185878, Easting: 241315, Northing: 437809, Prominence: 100m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 641315 937815,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv514, 10 char: SlvMain
Bedrock type: Psammitic schist, some marble beds, (Lower Crana Quartzite Formation)
Notes on name: This peak is located between the higher peak of Slieve Snaght and the lower Crocknamaddy. The anglicised form is slightly unusual as one would expect "Slievemeen", given the Irish form.
Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/427/
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Summary for Slieve Main (An Sliabh Mín): Inishowen's second mountain.
Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy 2017-10-16 11:50:47
            MountainViews.ie picture about Slieve Main (<em>An Sliabh Mín</em>)
Picture: Viewed from Slieve Snaght to the NE
Parking in a small quarry 3km to the east at point L Turk N (C444 372), cross the smaller top of Damph and then head north, curving around the valley until you cross a fence at A (C425 380) then begin to ascend again towards the west. A further 1km will bring you to the top, although it is difficult to identify which is actually the highest point. Ignore a couple of cairns which do not sit on the precise top and scout around towards the south east of the broad boulder-speckled top where you will see a pile of stones supporting a single spearhead shaped stone. GPS readings indicate this to be the highest point. You may return by the same route but the usual walk takes in the top's bigger neighbour, Slieve Snaght. The Damph-Main-Snaght walk takes approximately 4.5-5 hours.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/427/comment/5186/
Member Comments for Slieve Main (An Sliabh Mín)

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gerrym on Slieve Main
by gerrym 8 Aug 2004
Slieve Main isn't much of a proposition on it's own and is best climbed along with it's bigger neighbour Slieve Snaght (see for first part of the walk). From Slieve Snaght it is an easy drop down south to the col with Slieve Main ( pic shows Slieve Main) This is rather wet with some peat hags and it is an easy half hour climb of 300ft over grass to the summit, a little bit rockier at the top. View is dominated by Slieve Snaght and its minor summit Slieve Snaghtbeg to the north, west to the Urris Hills and Ragtin More and south over Lough Swilly. I dropped down and contoured around the western side of Snaght to rejoin the route i had come up. 3.5 hours for the two mountains. Did not meet anyone else in what feels a quite remote area. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/427/comment/1070/
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Picture: Slieve Main from Slieve Snaght
eflanaga on Slieve Main
by eflanaga 26 Feb 2006
Climbed Friday 06.02.24 – My aim was to bag the three 500+ m mountains on the Innishowen peninsula. I started the first leg of the walk at a track in the townland of Fallask (B (C396 369)) on a bright but cold morning. Forecast was for partial cloud and sunny spells throughout the day. At this stage (09.00) the clouds had yet to make their appearance. There’s a helpful sign for Fallask Furniture/Kitchens on the Buncrana – Clonmany/Carndonagh Rd which points the way. The track leads to the Kinnego Rd below Crocknamaddy. You could avoid track if you wished as Fallask lane loops around to this point. Indeed climbing Crocknamaddy is not strictly necessary, but I decided to do it just to add a bit of extra interest to the walk. In hindsight, considering I lost my Tilley hat somewhere on its ascent I’m not sure it was such a good idea. Nevertheless, there are some good views to be had from the summit. It turned out, given the inclement weather which followed, that the pictures taken from here were among the best I was able to manage on the day. From Crocknamaddy summit (C (C400 362)) it’s a short pleasant walk over fairly firm ground to the base of Slieve Main. Then, it’s a relatively easy 194m ascent to the summit. Unfortunately, as I approached the top the weather decided to take a turn for the worse. Heavy cloud swept in making progress slower than I would have liked. To exacerbate things the strong NNE winds which buffeted the summit were accompanied by rain which fairly stung my face, the only part of my anatomy not completely protected. I took shelter beneath a large peat hag which offered a degree of protection. Eventually, the winds abated a little, while the cloud persisted, allowing me the opportunity to set a bearing of 76 degrees NW in order to make for the col beneath Slieve Snaght my next target (See Slieve Snaght for next leg of walk). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/427/comment/2200/
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