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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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Picture: Slieve Bearnagh North Tor
 
eoinc1 on Slieve Bearnagh, 2005
by eoinc1  7 Nov 2005
We ascended Slieve Bearnagh at the beginning of August. The night before, we camped at the foot of the Mournes, in the Mweelmore Lodge site ( http://www.meelmorelodge.co.uk/ ). On a beautiful Sunday morning, we started the ascent using the usual Trassey Track route (car park at start = J 311 314 A). We tracked up to the Hares Gap (J 323 287 B), where we crossed the Mourne Wall. We then headed steeply up to the fantastic rock formations on top of the North Tor (J 316 283 C) (which picture, taken from the peak, illustrates). Finally, it was up to the peak (J 313 281 D), where we lunched. We descended steeply down by the Mourne Wall on the other side, and then back to the track up from the car park. A wonderful hike - beautiful scenery, and great rock formations. Thoroughly recommended.
I've put a Google Earth track of our trek on the web at: http://www.hy-brasil.com/googleEarth .
We used the 1:25000 OS Northern Ireland map of the Mournes ( http://www.osni.gov.uk/paper/activity_maps.html#am1 ) . The following evening, we moved to a different camp site, closer to Newcastle - Tollymore Forest Park ( http://www.forestserviceni.gov.uk/our_forests/tollymore/tollymore.htm ), run by the Northern Ireland Forest Service. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/2029/
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Picture: Meelmore-Bearnagh Gap
mneary34 on Slieve Bearnagh, 2005
by mneary34  17 Oct 2005
Arriving at gaps when your trek takes you from summit to summit in the Mournes such as between Slieve Meelmore and Slieve Bearnagh you can very easily think you have reached low ground without realising that the to arrive at the gap itself is a substantial climb from sea level. The gap between Meelmore and Bearnagh is at the 520 m contour which is higher than many mountains in Ireland or even on mountainviews. This photo taken from the western slopes of Slievenaglogh shows the Trassey Track as it diverts towards the gap between Meelmore and Bearnagh together with the Bearnagh Slabs and shows the true nature of the climb to the gap. Most of Meelmore above the gap is hidden in cloud. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/2004/
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Picture: Slieve Bearnagh
 
mneary34 on Slieve Bearnagh, 2006
by mneary34  22 Sep 2006
From North Tor, which is a substantial climb from Hares Gap, the final approach to Slieve Bearnagh is an enjoyable 100 metre climb to the summit as shown in this photo. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/2513/
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Bearnagh, Donard, Commedagh
by Bunsen7  3 Oct 2016
We climbed Bearnagh on Sat 1 Oct 2016 as part of a loop starting off Trassey Road near Meelmore Lodge. We turned into the valley on the north side of Bearnagh and approached Bearnagh from the west, before descending to the Hare's gap, and following the Brandy pad towards Donard. Having summitted Donard we headed up Commedagh and along the wall back to the Hare's gap where we descended back to the car park.

A well traversed route with defined paths which is not particularly difficult to navigate, however (here comes the "but" part), it is a tiring outing and when approaching Bearnagh from the north west be mindful that the path which initially stretches south and away from the wall at Poulaphuca does not revert to the wall. Having followed this easy-going route too far south we scrambled up to found ourselves at the base of the summit Tor. So just stay tight to the wall!

Further details on this 18km loop can be found at the below site. First time in the Mournes and I think this walk gave me a good idea of the place. Well worth a visit.

http://www.walkni.com/walks/575/slieve-donard-commedagh-and-bearnagh/ Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/18645/
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A GAP IN OUR KNOWLEDGE?
by Bleck Cra  24 Jan 2011
Please excuse the uncharacteristically (I hope) minging pic, but it is thus for a purpose. Do mountainviewers notice a dominant feature – well 2 of it in fact – something that might be a good descriptor of the hill in simpler times? Now would you have a look at our on-site explanation of its name Slieve Bearnagh (Irish-ish), the Gap Hill (English) and revert with your comment. Thanks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/6214/
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skyehigh on Slieve Bearnagh, 2005
by skyehigh  21 Mar 2005
Tors on the summit of Slieve Bearnagh. Can anyone tell me which is the higher? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/1569/
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