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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,

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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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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/2637/
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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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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/1328/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh (<i>Sliabh Bearnach</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
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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Slieve Bernagh
by LuisGarcia#10  25 Jan 2011
The View of Silent Valley Reservoir from the summit of Slieve Bernagh Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/83/comment/6217/
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