Slieve Bearnagh 739m mountain, Mourne Mountains Ireland at
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Slieve Bearnagh Mountain Sliabh Bearnach A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Bearnach [PNNI], 'gapped mountain') Down County, 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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Definitely my favourite mountain in the Mournes b .. by rowanseymour   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh)
Photo taken on our first visit to Bearnagh, its a .. by shippy   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh)
Fairly energetic walk, but so worth it. On a clea .. by rogk   (Show all for Slieve Bearnagh) Picture about mountain Slieve Bearnagh in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Navan Hillwalkers ascend S.Bearnagh in adverse conditions
CaptainVertigo on Slieve Bearnagh, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  24 Mar 2005
20:3:2005 The NAVAN HILLWALKING CLUB departed the bright and balmy Meath Capital (Editor's Note: er that'd be Trim but, for the sake of argument, we'll pretend its Navan...) at 8.30am. Yes folks, while the whole island FRIED in the intense heat of mid March, our cortege sped through frozen candy floss into the dark North. Could hardly see the tail lights of the car in front. But Captain P. "Shippy" was undaunted by the foggy dew. He calmly led a score of Meath's finest (Ed's Note: plus Germans and a Pole) along the Trassey Track up to Hare's Gap ( thats an easy walk for anyone), crossed the Mourne Wall and turned right for the summits of Ben Bearnagh. Fair dues to the guys who built that wall, which is a superb navigational aid, AND for taking the trouble to construct a staircase (this is true !!) to ease the initial climb to Bearnagh's summits !! I genuinely believed that the stone staircase was the recent work of the local Council and was mouthing on about the lack of stairs on the Southern hills when someone put me right. I dubbed the ascent from Hare's Gap to the Bearnagh peaks "physically challenging but not frightening" and this phrase was deemed suitable for publication by my colleagues at a summit meeting. Now folks visibility was poor but safety was assured because of accurate orienteering and the ever present wall (and indeed the magnificent sailing of our Shipp!). As we skipped and gambolled to the Tor (can't recall which of the twin peaks it was- sorry!!) the sun burst through for the first time and it was as if we were in an aeroplane looking down on the clouds, and we experienced moments of trancendence .

("Transcendence:Surpassing others; preeminent or supreme.
Lying beyond the ordinary range of perception.
Transcending the Aristotelian categories.
In Kant's theory of knowledge, being beyond the limits of experience and hence unknowable.
Being above and independent of the material universe. Used of the Deity.")

I found conditions under foot to be "good to very good". I have slipped and slid over many an Irish hill, but this was different. After a pleasant lunch the men withdrew a couple of hundred metres from the women to allow modesty to take its course. Our task now was to descend S.Bearnagh and ascend S.Meelmore. As we pondered the job ahead the cloud was pulled aside momentarily, like a curtain suddenly opened, and there before us stood Meelmore , seeming sheer and unclimbable, with vertical stone walls giving us a huge Harvey Smith. Did we baulk ?Did our intestines liquidate? Find out by moving to the Meelmore Page!!!! Trackback:
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