Anglesey Mountain 428m hill, Cooley/Gullion Cooley Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Cooley/Gullion Area   Cooley Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 23, OSI/LPS Maps: 28, 29, 35, 36 
Highest place:
Slieve Foye, 589m
Maximum height for area: 589 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 494 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Anglesey Mountain Hill Louth County, in Carn List, Microgranite with granophyric texture Bedrock

Height: 428m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J10556 17770
Place visited by 81 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, thomas_g, murphysw, Pepe, LorraineG60, DelStewart, markmjcampion, bryanjbarry, stevebullers, bryanmccabe, stang, Ulsterpooka, markwallace, eamonoc, jlk
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Longitude: -6.310085, Latitude: 54.097719 , Easting: 310556, Northing: 317770 Prominence: 33m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 710532 817835,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AnglMn, 10 char: AnglsyMntn
Bedrock type: Microgranite with granophyric texture, (Granophyre)

Called after the Marquess of Anglesea, who till the middle of the last century [i.e. 19th century] owned it. [Stubbs]   Anglesey Mountain is the 809th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Anglesey Mountain in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn
 
Updated Summary:
Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  8 Oct 2018
There is enough space to park one car at 100 167 A, just on the edge of a wood around a sharp u-bend. Proceed north for 100m before turning NE up a gentle slope, although the terrain is treacherous - long heather, very uneven ground cut through with lots of trenches - it's a real slog. At 103 170 B descend to the north to a col of sorts and then continue for about 700m up a gentle slope, and thankfully the terrain becomes easier to traverse. There is a false summit first, and then the actual high point about 200m beyond that, marked by a cairn. The summit area is littered with boulders and is quite interesting, but the mountain is nothing to write home about, although the views over Carlingford Lough are quite spectacular. 1 hour return trip in total. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/699/comment/5458/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Anglesey Mountain in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Anglesey Mtn Cairn with Warrenpoint in background
eflanaga on Anglesey Mountain, 2007
by eflanaga  10 Nov 2007
Started this linear walk of the Cooley ridge from car park at pub right on the border at Cornamucklagh. IJ 11636 18668 C . Walked up road for about 1k and around to cross-road taking right turn uphill in the direction of Flagstaff so as to start the ascent from the start of the forested area. Following along its boundary wall, as much of the eastern side of the hill around this area is covered in heavy undergrowth. Made good speed up to point where wall turns west. From here broke across the open hillside and continued to make my way steadily towards the summit. The summit area is quite broad and their is a small cairn at IJ 10370 17688 D. However, a rocky area IJ 10567 17781 E about 40m south in direct line with the masts on Clermont Cairn appears to me to be a higher point. GPS reading here was 429m Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/699/comment/2895/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Anglesey Mountain in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Even from the lower slopes there are great views across Carlingford Lough - as Susie found
 
dr_banuska on Anglesey Mountain, 2009
by dr_banuska  11 Jul 2009
Myself and the dog climbed Anglesey as part of a 5 summit hike in the Cooleys (the other 4 being Clermont, Black Mountain NE Top, Clermont Cairn and Carnavaddy in that order). I parked at the same pub car park as eflanaga - thanks for the tip! Was a bit wary about leaving the car there for so long and not even buying one drink but I didn't have any problems. I followed the same route: uphill and around to the first crossroads, take right and uphill towards the Co. Armagh border. Just before the border, which is marked by a stream, there is a forest track on the left. I followed this and then after a short distance when the track curves round to the right, I crossed a wire fence and started making my way up across open hillside. As eflanaga says, there is a wall which I followed for a while until it and the forest curve off to the right (west). I found this mountain deceptively tough going I must say, maybe because it was the first summit of the day, but I kept thinking the summit was in sight only to find higher slopes kept emerging. The terrain is pretty tough though and I found it best to keep to my right as there was less undergrowth, until I met a wire fence that brought me pretty much to the summit. I actually didn't even spot the small cairn at first, and as others have said it's clear that a rocky outcrop a little beyond it is the true summit. The views are great from this hill: even from the lower slopes there are great views across Carlingford Lough towards Warrenpoint and the High Mournes beyond. As you progress upwards the views open out to include Slieve Foye and interesting views towards Camlough Mountain and the lower eastern hills of the Ring of Gullion, then Slieve Gullion itself and finally the surprisingly welcome sight of the transmitter on Clermont Cairn. I could even make out the Belfast hills and the distinctive profile of Slieve Gallion in the Sperrins, and maybe even a narrow slither of Lough Neagh. Anglesey was a nice start point for my multi-summit hike, only thing was there was a long road walk back to the car when I finally made it down from Carnavaddy. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/699/comment/3921/
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Picture: East from Anglesey Mountain, Cooley Mountains.
simon3 on Anglesey Mountain, 2008
by simon3  7 Jul 2008
Claude Wall [Mountaineering in Ireland] describes the "Cuailgne Mountains" as follows: "This grand little range extends for about ten miles along the southern shore of the Newry river and Carlingford Lough". His walk starts on Anglesey Mountain and continues to Carlingford town (or actually beyond to Barnanave and Grange 312m). We can agree with him that "There is no real climbing in this area, the scene of much of the epic of the Tain Bo Cuailgne and rich in prehistoric monuments."

Most of the route has been described in walk 75, "Traverse of the Cooleys" maintained by ahendroff. Our photo shows the small cairned summit and stone littered area nearby. Highest and central on the skyline is Slieve Foye with the ridge containing the Ravens Rock and the Foxes Rock stretching towards us and lowering to the road at Windy Gap. The people are standing around the summit of Anglesey Mountain, such as it is. Over their heads on the skyline is Carrickrawor also part of the traverse of the Cooleys.

There are also views towards Rostrevor and Warrenpoint which are hinted at by eflanaga's pic. The sky was pretty dramatic that day which was some compensation for the drenching it gave us earlier. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/699/comment/3202/
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Picture: Anglesey's true summit?
 
eflanaga on Anglesey Mountain, 2007
by eflanaga  10 Nov 2007
Finding the true summit on Anglesey is difficult. The cairn pictured above appears to be lower than the area in this picture. Standing on the highest rock in this outcrop there appears to be little doubt that it is higher than the cairn and other contenders for the title. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/699/comment/2897/
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Picture: The cairn just NE of the summit and Narrow Water in background
pdtempan on Anglesey Mountain, 2009
by pdtempan  3 Jun 2009
(Continued from Black Mountain NE Top) Shortly after NE Top the path came to an end and the heather-bashing began. I made for a fence junction and then turned NE towards Anglesey Mountain. There was a path again, even if rather wet, which led towards a gate. Having crossed the gate, Anglesey Mountain lay directly along the line of a fence, but the heather was fairly high and no path followed the fence. I followed a vague track that branched off at about 20 degrees. About 100m later, it turned back towards the fence, and then, to my bemusement and amusement, the track went under the fence! So the fence had been built recently over the track. I followed the fence as best I could to the summit, where, once again, there were excellent views over Carlingford Lough and Newry River. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/699/comment/3807/
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