Slievenamon 720.2m mountain, South Midlands Slievenamon Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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 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 334 members. Recently by: Nakoz, Richtea, hugh_oc, deemango, FrankMc1964, mbourke, PaulaMc, richtea5040, Dee68, William-J, glencree, JimMc, mickdylan, mgtrose, reespdr
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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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A good easy to follow track .. by group   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
History and Folklore .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
One place to start is just north of Kilcash at S3 .. by simon3   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
I climbed Slievenamon on 5 April 2007 Easter Week .. by deswalk   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
I climbed Slievenamon from the same starting poin .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slievenamon)
 
Slowly slowly catchy monkey....
by exaisle  5 Jul 2010
This is a steady but unrelenting climb from a parking area just above Kilcash which is well signposted although yesterday morning I met no more than a dozen others on the way up or down.

The summit, in common with many irish mountains, is relatively flat and rocky with a fairly large cairn, trig point and standing stone. However, the views here are exceptional..particularly to the north.

In my opinion, it's an ideal climb for a novice (like me!). The track up is obvious, and relatively safe, given the usual precautions and decent footwear, although a stick or two to ease the pressure on the knees would be most welcome on the descent. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/95/comment/5920/
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