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Ballyhoura Mountains Area , N: Ballylanders Subarea
Feature count in area: 12, by county: Limerick: 11, Cork: 1, OSI/LPS Maps: 73, EW-G
Highest Place: Seefin Mountain West Top 528m

Starting Places (16) in area Ballyhoura Mountains:
Annaslinga, Ardpatrick, Ballinlyna Bridge, Barrabunocka Bridge, Combaun Woods CP, Darby's Bed, Darragh House, Farahy River, Galbally, Glenanair Bridge, Greenwood, Kilfinane Motte, Lissantrelick Paradise Hill, Seefin Mountain Loop Car Park, Sheehan's Glen, Thomastown Wood

Summits & other features in area Ballyhoura Mountains:
Cen: Kilfinnane: Fear Breagach 369m, Keale Mountain 361.8m
E: Ballyarthur: Ballyarthur Hill 353.3m
N: Ballylanders: Slievereagh 464.5m
N: Galbally: Duntryleague Hill 278m
S: Ballyorgan: Carrigeenamronety 400.9m, Coolfree Mountain 436.8m, Seefin Mountain East Top 510m, Seefin Mountain West Top 528m, Seefin South-East Top 504m
W: Carron: Carron Mountain 446.7m, Little Carron 440.2m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Slievereagh, 464.5m Hill An Sliabh Riabhach A name in Irish,
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, Limerick County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Slievereagh is the 680th highest place in Ireland. Slievereagh is the second most northerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.
Grid Reference R72522 25226, OS 1:50k mapsheet 73
Place visited by: 84 members, recently by: aidand, ei7kh, jlk, Cunn2000, annem, jollyrog, Krzysztof_K, learykid, westside, JustMe, Dee68, Colin Murphy, Jana, JohnRea, garrettd
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.404231, Latitude: 52.378355, Easting: 172522, Northing: 125227, Prominence: 309.5m,  Isolation: 5.3km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 572477 625277
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)
Notes on name: The Pinnacle appears to be the name of the summit. The mountain as a whole is known as Slievereagh.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvrgh, 10 char: Slvrgh

Gallery for Slievereagh (An Sliabh Riabhach) and surrounds
Summary for Slievereagh (An Sliabh Riabhach): Fine view of the Galtys and Ballyhouras
Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill 2023-02-07 10:36:35
   picture about Slievereagh (<em>An Sliabh Riabhach</em>)
Picture: From Seefin West
Park at the forestry entrance at A (R71783 23247) and then walk along easy forestry roads, taking the first right, the first left and then the first right to the summit. The summit (The Pinnacle) is somewhat ruined by the telephone mast adorning it. Without it the views would be quite something. It is easy to see where the name comes from with the shear drops to the plains of Limerick below to the east.
Member Comments for Slievereagh (An Sliabh Riabhach)

   picture about Slievereagh (<em>An Sliabh Riabhach</em>)
Picture: the Galtys thru the mist
the kings resting place
by willfogarty 21 Jul 2011
this is my mountain, i have lived in its shadow most of my life and consider it a friend. i have to agree with jackill, the telephone mast does spoil the view. it is said in local folklore that a king is buried on the pinnicale ( Sliabh Ri ?) there is a visitors book hidden in an tin, you can find it by looking towards the galtees and walking farward, you step down on to a rock ledge and the tin is hidden in a small crevice, my photo was taken on a foggy day but once you got thru the cloud the views were amazing, sometimes when we get hot weather paragliders use the pinnicale as a jump off point, enjoy my mountain. will Linkback:
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   picture about Slievereagh (<em>An Sliabh Riabhach</em>)
Picture: The Galtys from Slievereagh
jackill on Slievereagh
by jackill 21 Aug 2007
Slievereagh stands alone to the north of the bulk of the Ballyhouras.
Its slopes are cris-crossed by a number of good forestry tracks and indeed the Ballyhoura Way crosses on its way from Kilfinnane to Ballylanders just to the south of the summit.
I accessed the summit using the foresrty entrance at A (R71783 23247) and then picking my way along easy forestry roads to the summit. The summit (The Pinnacle) is somewhat ruined by the telephone mast adorning it. Without it the views would be quite something. It is easy to see where the name comes from with the shear drops to the plains of Limerick below to the east. Linkback:
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   picture about Slievereagh (<em>An Sliabh Riabhach</em>)
Picture: The trig pillar marking Slievereagh's high point.
Avoid the pain barrier
by Colin Murphy 7 Feb 2023
I note that some contributors have taken the chance of driving up the track from the main road, which leads to the Lazy Dog Shooting Grounds. Please note the barrier was closed when I arrived, but open when I returned and had a sign warning people that it might be closed at any time. I'd advise against risking driving up unless you've been given permission by one of the shooting ground members, along with definite times when the barrier will be open, otherwise you might have to spend an uncomfortable night in your car! Linkback:
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The first bright of the morning sun glints rosy on the pinnacle
by ahogan 25 Mar 2012
From the statue of Our Lady in Ballylanders, I drove along the Ballyhoura Way for 2 miles. The little yellow arrows led me yet again to Our Lady, this time at the grotto opposite Glenbrohane Church. I left the car here (B (R7390 2550)) and started southwards along the tarred road. After about 500m, a marker post on the right hand side (could be easily missed) leads you over a stile and steeply uphill on a winding track.

The track section is relatively short and emerges onto a forestry road which skirts around the wind turbine (close to the 362m spot height). After about a kilometre you will reach the crest of the hill and just as the Ballyhoura Way begins to head downhill, there are two right turns about 100m apart. I took the second of these (C (R7265 2465)) and took the next right turn along this track which leads to the communications mast just short of the summit. I'm sure it's possible to go around the mast enclosure to the summit but I turned at this point and headed back down.

As I made my way back down, the sun had risen above the outline of the Galtees and was struggling to break through the morning haze. Even though the sun wasn't quite winning the battle, the sunrise provided a vivid background to the giant whirring blades of the turbine. Maybe next time, I'll think to bring the camera! Linkback:
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Enjoyable climb at Ballyhoura
by cgrif 24 Jan 2013
We climbed the Ballyhoura Mountains on January 7th 2013. It was a very foggy, cold day but we decided to go ahead with it. We expected there to be little or no visibility upon reaching summit. We were right but it was well worth it for the exercise. We followed ahogan's directions but found them a bit confusing. We parked opposite the Grotto but should have walked up the road between the church and the grotto. The stile is definitiely not 500m, it is more and hard to see on right. When we were not aware of these directions we went through a field and headed up. Challenging in places, the highlight wasn't the view because we didn't have one on that particular day but it was the visitors book which is a brilliant idea and I believe other summits should have one also. You can see where visitors have come from and their experiences and I have this website a plug aswell!! All in all, an enjoyable climb! Linkback:
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