Slieve Felim 427m hill, Shannon Slieve Felim Ireland at
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Slieve Felim Hill Sliabh Eibhlinne A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Eibhlinne [OSI], 'mountain of Ébliu') Limerick County, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 427m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 66 Grid Reference: R79590 57873
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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 815th highest place in Ireland.

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A reasonable run on a waymarked way. .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Felim)
from Glenstal Woods, Murroe
by ahogan  10 Sep 2011
I started from the car park at the entrance to Glenstal Woods (R75600 56700 D), 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 E. 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 F.

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? Trackback:
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