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Slievetooey Mountain Sliabh Tuaidh A name in Irish
Ir. Sliabh Tuaidh [DUPN], poss. 'mountain of the strand’ [PDT] Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 511m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G62878 89936
Place visited by 87 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, paulbrown, arderincorbett, Lauranna, FrankMc1964, fingalscave, eoghancarton, Fergalh, Peter Walker, Cobhclimber, sandilandsn, magicstep, melohara, shaunkelly
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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 Slievetooey‟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 have been various interpretations of the second element in this name. O'Neill mentions tuagh, an axe or hook, and tuathach, a lord or ruler of a tuath. Patrick McKay takes it to mean ‘northern mountain’, which fits with the location. 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. However, if the early forms can be relied open, there appears to have been an article between the two elements, which would make ‘northern mountain’ rather unlikely. It is more likely that we are dealing with an element tuadh/duadh, ultimately of Brittonic origin, meaning ‘strand’ or ‘beach’, which occurs more often in place-names of the north and north-west as “Dooey”. The Welsh equivalent is tywod, ‘sand’. The name refers to the extensive beach and sand-dunes at Maghery at the NE foot of the mountain, which is one of the easiest points for access to Slievetooey.   Sliabh Tuaidh is the third highest mountain in the Donegal SW area and the 527th highest in Ireland.

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The rock scenery pictured here can be viewed at c .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
New Track to near summit
by MichaelG55  9 Jul 2020
8th July 2020 Followed Colin Murphy's suggestion and parked at G641891 A where there is ample parking space. Walked up paved track G639887 B as suggested but at second bungalow noticed a tracked machine had travelled up towards the summit forming a good track to follow. Stayed with track until due E of summit then left track, which continued north, and headed up grassy slope to summit. Be aware that new fencing has been erected, topped with barbed wire, but luckily we had some pipe insulation with us to put over the wire when crossing the fence lines. Continued on to W Top (more new fences), far W Top and returned to start by way of Crockuna. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/430/comment/20806/
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I headed up Sliabh Tuaidh back in October there a .. by sharkey   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
Eagle city .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Sliabh Tuaidh)
 
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