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South East Midlands Area   S: Slievenamon Subarea
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 28A, 28B, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 59, 60 
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
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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 East 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 East Midlands, Ireland
Picture: From Knocknalougha
 
A distinctive, iconic peak; no challenge to summit but great views abound.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  27 Dec 2020
Slievenamon, mountain of the women, is a broad, isolated dome in south Tipperary, not far from Clonmel. It's a conspicuous landmark from all points to the north and commands fine views in all directions, including the Comeraghs, Knockmealdows, Galtees and Mt. Leinster as well as the plains and valleys of south Leinster.
SE. Park on the roadside north of Kilcash at S31783 28837 A just in front of a farmyard. This is a narrow road so park as best you can and careful not to obstruct the farm entrances. A rough signposted track leads off just north of west and when you reach the foresty at S31322 28956 B The route up from here is on a substantial track and keeps the forestry on its right.
At the top of this track is a concrete bunkhouse with bits of decaying aerial near it. Go past this uphill to the north on a gradual slope to the summit pillar. Allow around an hour to summit.
NE. For a longer route, try to find parking near S31415 32681 C and head up the eastern slope of Knockahunna before heading south for Sheegouna and continuing on up the NNE spur of Slievenamon. Allw 2hrs to reach the summit trig pillar.
Notable tracks include track/3032 is a 12k route that takes in all 4 tops in the vicinity. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/4855/
 
History and Folklore .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slievenamon (Sliabh na mBan))
 
One place to start is just north of Kilcash at S3 .. by simon3   (Show all for Slievenamon (Sliabh na mBan))
 
I climbed Slievenamon on 5 April 2007 Easter Week .. by deswalk   (Show all for Slievenamon (Sliabh na mBan))
 
I climbed Slievenamon from the same starting poin .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slievenamon (Sliabh na mBan))
 
Slievenamon is a much under-rated climb/walk. It' .. by bogtrotter_ie   (Show all for Slievenamon (Sliabh na mBan))
 
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