Slievetooey 511m mountain, Donegal SW Ireland at
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Slievetooey Mountain Sliabh Tuaidh A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. Sliabh Tuaidh [DUPN], 'northern mountain') Donegal County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 511m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G62878 89936
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Longitude: -8.577351, Latitude: 54.755959 , Easting: 162878, Northing: 389936 Prominence: 376m,  Isolation: 1.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 562835 889925,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvty, 10 char: Slievetoey
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Located in Meenacurrin townland. Slievetooey is on the north side of the peninsula, while Slieve League is on the south. The cliffs and stacks along Slievetoey’s seaward side form one of the most spectacular stretches of coastal scenery in Ireland. The highest point at 511m is actually unnamed on the Discovery map, while the name is positioned on a lower peak (472m). There are many possible interpretations of the specific element in this name. O'Neill mentions tuagh, an axe or hook, and tuathach, a lord or ruler of a tuath. If the early forms can be relied open, there appears to have been an article between the two elements, which would make north mountain rather unlikely. Previously Meenacurrin in MV.   Sliabh Tuaidh is the third highest mountain in the Donegal SW area and the 526th highest in Ireland.

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Picture: Coastal rock features seen from near the summit of Slievetooey
pdtempan on Sliabh Tuaidh, 2005
by pdtempan  7 Nov 2005
The rock scenery pictured here can be viewed at closer quarters by walking west from Maghera and keeping relatively low. This route is described in David Herman's book of Donegal walks. Trackback:
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Picture: Sliabh Tuaidh in snow from near Glengesh pass
sharkey on Sliabh Tuaidh, 2010
by sharkey  25 Feb 2010
I headed up Sliabh Tuaidh back in October there after reviewing some of the comments about it on the site. From Maghera car-park I headed towards the beach then veered left after the last farm sheds and started the climb up Meenacurrin. The going is pretty hard up this route, negotiating the craggy hillocks that mark the way but you get some lovely views of 'The Gravel Walks of Granny' below to your left and you also pass a fine example of a 'Cashel' , an old stone hill-fort, along the way too. But, when you get to the rocky top of Meenacurrin, that's when you get your real reward. The views across Loughros point as far as the Barnesmore gap to the East, Errigal, Muckish, Sliabh Sneacht and Aran More Island to the North are really stunning! Following on from Meenacurrin I headed up across the bogs towards the summit of Sliabh Tuaidh. It's a bit of a drudge across the peat but it's worth it! As I'd read on here before, there were 3 fantastic looking cairns nearby and the views South towards Sliabh Liag, Benbulbin and Donegal bay are amazing. Great to see such vast swathes of the beautiful Northwest stretching out before you! I ended up heading straight down the almost vertical slopes of Meenacurrin towards the sea-cliffs, taking in the strange shaped Loch Acruppan on my way, and ended up down on Maghera strand where I stretched out for five minutes on the frigid sand before I trudged off back to the car! I was exhausted, but, it was well worth the climb and would highly recommend it! Trackback:
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Picture: Where eagles dare
Eagle city
by Colin Murphy  15 Apr 2016
Saw four eagles swooping and diving near the summit. One came close enough to snap with the zoom. Trackback:
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