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South Midlands Area   Slievenamon Subarea
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68, 74 
Highest place:
Slievenamon, 720.2m
Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres,

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Slievenamon Mountain Sliabh na mBan A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh na mBan [OSI], 'mountain of the women') Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Red, brown conglomerate & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 720.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 67 Grid Reference: S29857 30729
Place visited by 370 members. Recently by: John.geary, Turlo143, CianDavis, t.jay, deirdrec, Plomcg, J_Murray, Jay9, fellrunner, learykid, Maire-Ni, nevgeoran, colmo23, nolanlyn, rollingwave
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Longitude: -7.561814, Latitude: 52.427683 , Easting: 229858, Northing: 130729 Prominence: 711m,  Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 629800 630778,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvnmn, 10 char: Slvnmn
Bedrock type: Red, brown conglomerate & sandstone, (Carrigmaclea Formation)

This mountain is steeped in mythology. The name is derived from the following legend: Fionn Mac Cumhaill sat waiting at the top while women raced up it to win his hand. Since Fionn and Gráinne were in love, he had shown her a short-cut and she duly won the race. Yeats preferred the name Knockfefin. The mountain rises from the plain of Femen, which represents ‘woman’ or ‘femininity’. The song Slievenamon is the Tipperary anthem.   Slievenamon is the highest mountain in the South Midlands area and the 97th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenamon in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: The Comeraghs from Slievenamon
 
jackill on Slievenamon, 2005
by jackill  16 May 2005
I climbed Slievnamon on the route suggested by Simon, which is clearly signposted from the Main Clonmel to Kilkenny road.A glorious day with many people striking for the summit .
The picture shows the trig pillar on the summit with a curious " standing stone" (which may be a recent addition?) You can make out the Comeraghs stretching across the horizon from Coumfea on the left to the Knockanaffrin ridge towards the center of the photo. On the extreme right is the start of the Knockmealdown range. 2 hrs and 7 kms. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/1694/
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paulocon on Slievenamon, 2009
by paulocon  4 Nov 2009
I'd read somewhere that Slievenamon is regularly used as a venue for Mountain Running so having recently got back into running and finding myself with a bit of time to spare on a trip back up the country this afternoon, I decided to throw on my runners and give it a lash. After all, how hard could it be? The answer is that it's not so much hard as practically impossible - those mountain runners must be a different breed. I was barely over the gate leading out onto the open slopes when I had to stop for water so I quickly downgraded my plans to a swift walk.

It's a pretty easy walk effort wise and you literally can't get lost - just follow the wide track up to the cairn at the false summit from where a short walk along a less distinct track leads to the summit proper. Take your pick from the large summit cairn or the rather bedraggled looking trig point as to where the actual top of Slievenamon is.

Misty and very windy on top so views across were limited to glimpses through the clouds but these glimpses hinted at excellent views across to the Comearghs (which seem to loom over the mountain) and the Galtees. With the wind on my back and the onset of a heavy and prolonged shower of hail, I found that while running down a mountain may be a lot easier than running up, it does present challenges all of its own! My style on the desent wasn't so much running as semi-controlled falling but good fun all the same!

Despite the worsening conditions and the now low-lying mist, I met a number of people making their way up - can only imagine how busy the mountain must be on a good summers day! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/4255/
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bogtrotter_ie on Slievenamon, 2002
by bogtrotter_ie  24 Oct 2002
Slievenamon is a much under-rated climb/walk. It's generally viewed as a typical tourist up-the-track and down-the-track linear walk. In fact, a lovely and enjoyable circular route over all the sub-peaks surrounding the main one, circling back via a visit to the Killusty cross is about 10 miles and addords great views of the Suir valley. The route back passes beside one of the last remaining sections of Oak forrest in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/176/
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simon3 on Slievenamon, 2003
by simon3  6 Dec 2003
I would have to agree with Robert Lloyd Praeger [The Way that I Went] “.. Slievenaman (Sliabh na mban, mountain of the women, 2564feet),[is] a broad isolated dome, a conspicuous landmark from all the plain to the northward. The prospect from its summit is one of great extent and much beauty, with a diversity of mountain and valley, river and wood: but except for the view, it has not much to offer to the climber save a fine walk.”

Unfortunately on day that I visited it, there was mist above about 550m. The photo shows the large cairn to the east of the trig pillar. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/767/
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Picture: Cloud below the tourist route
 
sub3000 on Slievenamon, 2006
by sub3000  7 Jul 2006
Visited on a breezy afternoon after a wet morning bagging marilyns in Co. Wexford. Up the usual route which was busy. Cannot be sure whether the trig or cairn is the top. Very good views lower down when above a layer of cloud. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/2421/
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Picture: Standing Stone on Slievenamon
youngjohn on Slievenamon, 2009
by youngjohn  1 Aug 2009
Like Simon3 and other members I took the kilcash route. Amazing views, even from the well named 'memory seat' at the bottom of this fine mountain. The Slieve Bloom can the seen to the north, Knockshegowna peeping too. The Devils Bit, Knockanora down to the Galtees, Comeragh etc, just grand views of the rich countryside and majestic mountains! No wonder its the Tipperary Anthem. I met over a dozen people on the long gradual climb watched by a couple of Hawks hovering about the forestry. The standing stone is made of granite not a stone of the mountain. Thankfully the trig was not in the cairn, which is quite large. A really enjoyable experience. One tip, bring a walking stick for the journey back down. A challenge worth taking. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/3942/
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