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Fermanagh & South Tyrone Area   S: Slieve Beagh Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 17, 18, 19 
Highest place:
Belmore Mountain, 398m
Maximum height for area: 398 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 323 metres,

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Slieve Beagh Hill Sliabh Beatha A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Beatha [DUPN], prob. 'mountain of birch') Fermanagh/Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Shale, laminated carbonate, evaporite Bedrock

Height: 380m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 18 Grid Reference: H52385 43639
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Longitude: -7.195401, Latitude: 54.338769 , Easting: 252385, Northing: 343639 Prominence: 285m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 652322 843639,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvBgh, 10 char: SlvBgh
Bedrock type: Shale, laminated carbonate, evaporite, (Meenymore Formation)

This hill straddles the counties of Fermanagh, Tyrone and Monaghan. A point just E of the summit is the highest point in Co. Monaghan (366m), but the summit itself is on the Fermanagh/Tyrone border. According to Irish mythology, Bith, a son of Noah, was buried here. He took part in the first invasion of Ireland led by his daughter, queen Cesair. However, it is likely that 'mountain of Bith' is a re-interpretation of the name and that its original meaning is more mundane: 'mountain of birch'. The summit of Slieve Beagh is marked by a cairn named Doocarn. Near the summit is a Shane Barnagh's Lough and a rocky area called Shane Barnagh's Stables. These are named after the rapparee Shane Barnagh O'Donnelly. His activities must have covered a wide area, as there is also a knoll known as Shane Barnagh's Sentry-Box in the hills above Pomeroy, some 30 km to the north-east. On the northern slopes of Slieve Beagh is Altadavin Glen, which was once a place of pagan or druidic worship. Saint Patrick is said to have banished the evil spirits into Lough Beg nearby. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 153-55) for details of the festive assembly at Altadavin.   Slieve Beagh is the third highest hill in the Fermanagh & South Tyrone area and the 999th highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Slieve Beagh (<i>Sliabh Beatha</i>) in area Fermanagh & South Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: The 'summit' as seen from the east.
Unremarkable top in bleak moorland
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  2 Sep 2016
Often done in conjunction with the nearby Slieve Beagh SE, as this is a county highpoint. Slieve Beagh is an unremarkable top marked by a small hummock in a large moorland.
One approach is to drive to a junction about 2.3k NE of Knockatallan at H571404 starA and take the minor road on the left going NW to Barratitoppy Upper. If a sign still indicates that this road is for "residents only'" confirmation has been obtained from the Knockatallon Community Centre that it is ok for walkers to drive up road to access Slieve Beagh.
Park carefully where a gate crosses road at H554415 starB about 2.3k along. When the track ahead forks, bear left and at its end head NW for 1.4k over bleak moorland. On the way cross Pt 365 and then go on out to a small peaty hummock H5318543567 starC - Slieve Beagh SE Top, beside tiny Lough Sallagh. Continue 1km west to reach the main summit.It's a desolate area and the need for navigational accuracy in poor visibility must be stressed. Return by way of ascent.
Alternatively park at lay-by at H562 432 starD. 300m south of this a track heads NW giving 700m of good walking before the terrain becomes rough and boggy. (It is also possible to drive up this track for several hundred metres as it is used for turf-cutting access). At end of the track turn west for 3km. Choose higher ground for easier underfoot conditions.3 hours for return journey. Linkback:
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