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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
Place visited by 672 members. Recently by: Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, conormcg, Maire-Ni, srr45, LauraG, Hjonna, Grimsbyforever, Pikes, justynagru, Fenton, Atlanticstar, Andy1287, Iamcan, feganegg
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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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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:
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Picture: The summit tor of Slieve Bearnagh seen on the approach from the west
pdtempan on Slieve Bearnagh, 2006
by pdtempan  30 May 2006
Slieve Bearnagh provides a great view down the length of the Silent Valley. Yesterday we could see as far south as Howth Head. Chickened out of climbing to the very top of the granite tor because of the ferocious wind. Another time... Linkback:
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Alex92 on Slieve Bearnagh, 2007
by Alex92  12 Mar 2007
Bearnagh is best approached from the Trassey Track. Follow the track to the Hares Gap, the ascent up to Hares Gap can really take it out of you, especially on a cold, blustery day. From Hares Gap, follow the Mourne Wall south-west to the summit of Slieve Bearnagh. The tors on Bearnagh are some of the most elevated and interesting crags in the Mournes. Ascent to the summit varies from short scrambles over boulders to longer exposed climbs on the East Face of Summit Tor. The routes here are in a tremendous situation overlooking the higher Mourne peaks and the Ben Crom Reservoir. Linkback:
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Slieve Bernagh
by LuisGarcia#10  25 Jan 2011
The View of Silent Valley Reservoir from the summit of Slieve Bernagh Linkback:
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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.

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Bleck Cra on Slieve Bearnagh, 2004
by Bleck Cra  18 Nov 2004
Shirley is going to Nepal for Mencap. Shirley is a city girl and until recently-enough, would not have got much higher than her gutties. However Shirley said she was going to Nepal and that’s what she’s going to do, because the Shirl Girl has entered training, like a Snipe to the air. She has bate up and down Cave Hill through the smouldering cars, Buckie bottles and political plasterings and thereon has gone and went and sweeped up from the sea to the Mountains of Mourne. After failed attempts to recruit support from friends, she just took off and put Donard in the bag, then Commedagh; then after, various routes and circuits, of course to include the jitters up Bearnagh, courtesy of her first encounter with mist, isobars and spooks. Last Sat she nailed the said Bearnagh-one and like the rest of us, now she’s done-for. Shirley - it’s all uphill from here on. “Cra,” she said, “you be a track rat - what’s the craic?” “Get thee civilised boots” said I. REICHLES INDEED. “Get a good breathable.” ONE OF THE NEW BERGHAUSES ALSO INDEED. The Cra has an oul pair of Andalos and a black jacket with no name. However, because Shirl has not as yet acquired the monochrome look of track lifers, she is attracting comments from idiots - “Oh you don’t want to go up there love”, “Oh no, that’s too dangerous”, and this, my all-time favourite: “what do you need gaiters for - I’ve been at this six years and I don’t need gaiters.” Good man Sammy - that’s why you have to go through the “A” wash when you get home. I know this is not a chatroom, but if a few of us could give Shirl a few words of encouragement it would be good. Linkback:
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