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Antrim Hills Area
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Slemish Hill Sliabh Mis A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Mis [logainm.ie], 'mountain of Mis') Antrim County, in Carn List, Dolerite & gabbro Bedrock

Height: 437.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D22161 05397
Place visited by 131 members. Recently by: Wildcat, seamaspeineas, Xiom5724, LorraineG60, m0jla, melohara, jlk, newpark-cc, scottwalker, MichaelG55, tonylyons, stang, Ulsterpooka, ChrisStr3, jimmyread
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Longitude: -6.097413, Latitude: 54.88134 , Easting: 322162, Northing: 405398 Prominence: 152m,  Isolation: 3.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 722083 905385,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slmsh, 10 char: Slemish
Bedrock type: Dolerite & gabbro, (Dolerite & gabbro)

Slemish is remarkable for its pudding-like shape, which makes it unmistakable from any angle. It is particulary prominent seen from the west near Ballymena. This shape is due to its origin as a volcanic plug. According to tradition, it was on Slemish that St. Patrick spent six bleak years as a slave herding sheep and swine. Patrick was captured in Britain at the age of 16 and sold as a slave to an Irish chief named Milchú.   Slemish is the 775th highest place in Ireland.

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Well worth a visit .. by group   (Show all for Slemish)
 
A bright, dry and clear afternoon in late March - .. by slemish   (Show all for Slemish)
 
Ireland's Uluru? .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slemish)
 
St Patricks Playground .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slemish)
 
three5four0 on Slemish, 2008
by three5four0  3 Oct 2008
Slemish, a short sharp ascent from the car park leads to the summit and quite extensive views of the Antrim hills. Alas, no Willie Drennan with his Lambeg to serenade the pilgrims, or at least the ones who made it out of the car park. Strange, the local farm hasn't opened a tea / souvenir shop to cater for the visitors, but stranger still is the council committee who thought putting the tourist information point in the toilet block was a good idea. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/667/comment/3350/
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When you tell people that you climb mountains, so .. by murphysw   (Show all for Slemish)
 
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