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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 376 members. Recently by: aidanryan89, srr45, Benbruce, No1Grumbler, Mmcgrath, Barbaraduff, John.geary, Turlo143, CianDavis, t.jay, deirdrec, Plomcg, J_Murray, Jay9, fellrunner
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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 98th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenamon (<i>Sliabh na mBan</i>) in area South Midlands, Ireland
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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenamon (<i>Sliabh na mBan</i>) in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Slievenamon above it all
Cloud inversion
by peter1  12 Nov 2019
Slievenamon above a cloud inversion, from Crohan West, Knockmealdowns Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/20679/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievenamon (<i>Sliabh na mBan</i>) in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Slievenamon trig pillar
 
Slievenamon
by waldobk  18 Apr 2010
I climbed Slievenamon for the first time on 16th April 2010 from the starting point S317288 A (Point A). I found the climb tough but this was probably due to my lack of fitness! It took me just under an hour to reach the summit. I met another hillwalker near the summit and he informed me that it normally takes 45 mins to reach the top. The views are just magnificent . Hopefully the next time I climb this mountain, i will find it a much easier climb. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/4637/
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4/11/12
by hivisibility  4 Nov 2012
did this climb today. Steeper than I expected but enjoyable. After the memory seat the track up is badly eroded after the wet summer of 2012 but just as easy to ascend by walking to the left of the path. Unfortunately the mist descended half way up so no views today, but a good workout none the less. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/14861/
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peter1 on Slievenamon, 2010
by peter1  14 Feb 2010
February 14, 2010, my first time to climb Slievenamon. Started from above Kilcash having driven over from Limerick. High, thin cloud and some blue sky made for a day spent eye-balling the surrounding peaks, massifs and lowlands. The views extended from Mount Leinster, still with a cape of snow, around to the sea at Waterford; the Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns and Galtees; possibly the Ballyhouras just to the right, Keeper Hill and the Silvermines, Devils Bit and the Slieve Blooms; and further towards the west, the Slieve Bernagh group above Killaloe and Lough Derg. Stunning! Completing a circuit that entailed dropping down from the summit in a westerly direction, taking in two smaller tops and returning to the car along the track on the south side of the mountain...all in 3 1/2 hours with warm spring sunshine once down out of the cold north wind. I will be back and this time I will have numbers with me! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/4401/
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bogtrotter_ie on Slievenamon, 2003
by bogtrotter_ie  17 Feb 2003
Returned for my regular walk around Slievenamon yesterday 16th February 2003. It was a lovely dry, cold and windy day and it was a most enjoyable walk. Unfortunately, because of the misty haze, visibility wasn't everything it could have been. Highly recommend this walk to everyone. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/329/
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