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Slieve Felim Hill Sliabh Eibhlinne A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Eibhlinne [OSI], 'mountain of Ébliu') Limerick County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 427m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 66 Grid Reference: R79590 57873
Place visited by 48 members. Recently by: chelman7, jollyrog, Krzysztof_K, sarahryanowen, garrettd, JohnRea, LiamG1951, maryblewitt, Colin Murphy, mlmoroneybb, Wildrover, nolanlyn, John.geary, deemango, FrankMc1964
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Longitude: -8.308504, Latitude: 52.672416 , Easting: 179590, Northing: 157873 Prominence: 86m,  Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 579135 657961,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvFlm, 10 char: SlvFlm
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Slieve Felim / Sliabh Eibhlinne is the name of a range. Nowadays the name it is often used to refer just to those hills south of the Newport-Rear Cross road, but it once denoted a much larger area. John O'Donovan described as stretching north to Silvermines and east to Dundrum. This means that it included Keeper Hill, Mauherslieve and the Silver Mine Mountains. The earliest reference to this name is in the Annals of Inisfallen, 531 A.D., 'Bellum Eblinne'. The female name Eibhlinn (the name of a goddess) seems to have been confused with the male name Feidhlim, perhaps because Eibhlinn is not used as a name in modern Irish, and Feidhlim was more familiar. Feidhlim was the name of three early kings of Munster. Previously Sliabh Eibhlinne as principal name in MV.   Slieve Felim is the 819th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Slieve Felim (<i>Sliabh Eibhlinne</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Felim looking back to Slieve Felim E showing fire break and Cullaun to left.
A reasonable run on a waymarked way.
Short Summary created by jackill, paddyhillsbagger  18 Jul 2014
Park at R82389 59162 starA , a forest entrance with room for 5 cars.Follow the forest track taking the first left onto the Slieve Felim way, follow the way, ignoring the many offshoots, to R80056 58141 starB. At this point the track turns south west, leave the track here heading north west towards R79620 58400 starC, a boggy, overgrown track junction.
Head south west along this track to the summit. Linkback: Picture about mountain Slieve Felim (<i>Sliabh Eibhlinne</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: The high point of S. Felim, if not my day!
Nothing to see here!
by Colin Murphy  11 Feb 2022
The third of a 4-Carn loop taking in Cullaun and the three Slieve Felims. I had slightly higher hopes for the highest of the Felims, but was disappointed to have to drag myself across tracts of heather to a broad, uninspiring summit area. My verdict? Another notch in the belt, nothing more! Linkback:
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from Glenstal Woods, Murroe
by ahogan  10 Sep 2011
I started from the car park at the entrance to Glenstal Woods (R75600 56700 starD), only a couple of miles from Murroe village. From here, I followed the little yellow man (Slieve Felim Way heading NE towards Rear Cross). The majority of the walk is on fire road with only a gradual incline towards higher ground. After about 3.5 miles, I left the Slieve Felim Way at R80100 58100 starE. At this point I continued straight ahead as the yellow man pointed to the right. 250 m after this junction there is a clearing to the left of the road, with an overgrown track leading sharply uphill at the far end of the clearing. After only 50m or so, I was presented with the option of a horribly wet and boggy track heading straight ahead, or an equally uninviting one which turned left and uphill towards the summit. I opted for the left turn (on a bearing of 262 degrees), but decided to battle through the heather parallel to the track rather than wade through the treacherous bogwater.

As the ground begins to level out towards the top, I reached a junction (close to the 422m spot height on OSI Discovery No. 65). From this point, I followed another boggy track (bearing 215 degrees) along the plateau, again opting for the relative safety of the heather parallel to the track. Just before the track begins to go downhill again, I left the track and headed west for about 100m to where I reckoned the highest point was. Its quite difficult to tell, but for what its worth, I settled on a spot where there was a handful of trees at R79328 58121 starF.

It may be possible to take a more direct route to the summit via an ealier diversion from the Slieve Felim Way (the map shows many tracks leading to higher ground). However, I have previosly found out the hard way that not all dashed lines on the OS maps represent a track that "currently" exists and this appears to be very much the case in this area. Maybe someone else can provide a more direct route? Linkback:
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Slieve Felim walk
by oldsoldier  5 May 2010
An excellent hike in the hills of north Tipperary. I turned left in Rear Cross, coming from Thurles, and travelled 2.5 KM to a four pier gateway of old stone blocks on my right. I turned to my right into this gateway and drove for about one mile up along the road. It is not the best road but it is ok. I parked my car in a field entrance, parking for about three cars, at R83200 57100 starG. I followed this road as far as R71125 57620 starH where I turned right into the forest. I turned right at the next track junction and continued to the next T junction. The map is wholly inadequate here so I put it away and followed my instinct. At this T junction I went right again and down to the exit of the wood where I met another track at a T junction. I turned right again and followed this track until I saw a little yellow man on a pole, the Slievefelim way I suppose. I followed this sign to a point where I could see a distinct track leading to the summit of S Felim. Many tracks crossed me but I kept straight on. When I got to the summit I had a clear view of Cullaun and S Felim west 407. I followed a deer track to the bottom of Cullaun and followed the forest service road until it brought me to R82455 56722 starI, from here it was a left turn and 10 minutes back to the car. All in all a very pleasant hike about 3 hours. Linkback:
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Picture: The view north over to Keeper Hill.
Bring your bog snorkel
by csd  9 Jan 2011
I parked in roughly the same spot as oldsoldier - just be aware that the stone peirs look like the entrance to a private driveway, so don't be put off driving on up! I did Cullaun first, and then took the obvious route down to the col between Cullaun and Slieve Felim, then up to Felim using the forest ride. I had the good fortune of frozen ground, but the ride looks like a pretty good place to go bog snorkling in more typical Irish weather. The summit itself isn't really marked with much, being the highest point on the ride/track. Nice views over to Keeper Hill, but Sleive Felim South Top has nicer views south.

OpenStreetMap seems to be accurate for the tracks in the area, so I used it in preference to the OS Discovery map. Linkback:
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