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Mourne Mountains Area   N: Bearnagh Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Slieve Bearnagh Mountain Sliabh Bearnach A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Bearnach [PNNI], 'gapped mountain') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 739m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J31316 28034
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Longitude: -5.988843, Latitude: 54.184159 , Easting: 331316, Northing: 328034 Prominence: 304m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 731268 828003,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvBrn, 10 char: SlvBrngh
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

One of the most recognisible peaks of Mourne and perhaps the only one that necessitates removing hands from pockets. Slieve Bernagh gets its name from the two rocky granite tors which crown the summit and the gap or saddle betweeen them.   Slieve Bearnagh is the 85th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh (<i>Sliabh Bearnach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Views don't get any bettter than this from Bearnagh.
 
Magnificent Mountain
by Aidy  23 Apr 2015
For the first part of my route from Meelmore Lodge over Slieve Bearnagh North Tor, see my comment on that mountain. It had been a steep pull up from Hare's Gap to the North Tor, and I was glad that it was a short walk, with little descent and ascent to Bearnagh. Even so, on this hot day, I was very tired when I got there, and didn't trust myself to make an attempt to get on top of the tor. Tiredness can lead to mistakes, and that could have serious consequences up there! Instead I contented myself with the breathtaking views which are as good as I've seen. I took a different route down, on to the col between Slieve Bearnagh and Slieve Meelmore, then back out to the Trassey Track. The way down to the col was extremely steep in places and care is needed to avoid a potentially bad tumble. I kept the Mourne Wall on my right on the way down, and peering over it in a few places, it looked dangerously steep on the other side. What a magnificent mountain though, with the views, and its impressive tor into the bargain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/17945/
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CaptainVertigo on Slieve Bearnagh, 2006
by CaptainVertigo  3 Feb 2006
Here's a clear view of Slieve Bearnagh (with Meelmore in the background) as seen from Slievenaglogh Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/1557/
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ricky k on Slieve Bearnagh, 2004
by ricky k  21 Nov 2004
....Cra....Pass on words of encouragement to the shirl girl....

Its not Nepal, but it is on our doorstep..... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/1336/
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ricky k on Slieve Bearnagh, 2004
by ricky k  31 Aug 2004
bearnagh north tor, 30/08/04. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/1153/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh (<i>Sliabh Bearnach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The northern summit Tor.
 
csd on Slieve Bearnagh, 2005
by csd  10 Jul 2005
Climbed Slieve Bearnagh today, followed the wall on the western side up to the summit. The summit area is fantastic, but not somewhere I'd want to be in high winds! Not a breath of wind today, so clouds of midges replaced the usual, wetter clouds! Great views all around. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/1787/
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Picture: Meelmore and rain-shower from Bearnagh
A special place
by paulocon  18 Sep 2012
Two years ago, I reached Bearnagh a broken man during a circuit of the Mourne Wall which had started early that morning at Carrick Little. My climb up the steep slopes had been so traumatic that all memory of this mountain had been wiped clean from my mind well before the aches had left my legs. I did make it round the route of the wall but so much of my resolve and determination had been left on the slopes of Bearnagh.

Prior to another walk of the wall this year, the walk from Meelmore to the top of Bearnagh had taken on epic proportions in my head. I pictured myself spending several days dragging myself up the impossibly steep face of the mountain whilst glancing longingly at the impressive summit tors that would be my goal.

As so often is the case when you've built something up in your mind, this time the experience was so different. My cause was helped when I met 2 Hungarians, one of which was on the hills for the first time and was struggling even more than I had when last on Bearnagh. As I left them halfway up the mountain, I could hear the mountain-virgin utter some Hungarian expletives at his walking companion, presumably vowing never to return to such ill-adventure.

I only hope he reached the summit as it is just reward for all the hard work and offers a wonderful viewpoint for taking in the Mournes. The view over Ben Crom, Lough Shannagh and the gathering of mountains must be another contender for the best in Ireland. All round, the landscape was darkened and peppered with rain-showers whilst I stood in glorious sunshine.

A special place indeed! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/14818/
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