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Slieve Main Mountain Sliabh Meáin A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Sliabh Meáin [PDT], 'middle mountain') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Psammitic schist, some marble beds Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C41315 37809
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Longitude: -7.35221, Latitude: 55.185649 , Easting: 241315, Northing: 437809 Prominence: 100m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 641255 937789,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv514, 10 char: SlvMain
Bedrock type: Psammitic schist, some marble beds, (Lower Crana Quartzite Formation)

This peak is located between the higher peak of Slieve Snaght and the lower Crocknamaddy.   Slieve Main is the second highest mountain in the Inishowen area and the 520th highest in Ireland.

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Inishowen's second mountain. .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Main)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Main in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Main from Slieve Snaght
 
eflanaga on Slieve Main, 2006
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 (C396369 C) 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 (C400362 D) 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). Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/427/comment/2200/
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Slieve Main isn't much of a proposition on it's .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Main)
 
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