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Slieve Na Calliagh Hill Sliabh na Caillí A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh na Caillí [logainm.ie], 'mountain of the hag') County Highpoint of Meath in Leinster Province, in County Highpoint, Binnion Lists, Calcareous red-mica greywacke Bedrock

Height: 276m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 42 Grid Reference: N58617 77580
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Longitude: -7.112337, Latitude: 53.744699 , Easting: 258617, Northing: 277580 Prominence: 171m,  Isolation: 11.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 658553 777595,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvNCl, 10 char: SlvNClgh
Bedrock type: Calcareous red-mica greywacke, (Clontail Formation)

The archaeological complex on several of the tops of these hills, consisting of passage tombs with megalithic art on their walls, is best known as Loughcrew. This is the name of a townland and a parish in the area, and the complex lies within this parish. Several of the most important monuments in the complex are located in the townland of Carnbane. The name Sliabh na Caillí refers to the Cailleach Bhéirre or Hag of Beara. Here she is said to have jumped from one hill to the next, dropping stones from her apron to form the cairns.   Slieve Na Calliagh is the 1212th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Na Calliagh is the highest point in county Meath.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Na Calliagh in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Unique artwork inside Cairn
 
A Family Day not to be missed
by scarecrow  27 Aug 2017
Our 1st CHP - Followed signs for Loughcrew and it brought us to a large carpark. As we were in a 6 berth camper this was perfect. The route to summit is clearly marked. The best part was the OPW person at the top who let us all into the tomb free and told us the history. It really added to the trip. Just an update on the roads - they are just after being resurfaced, so I can honestly say the roads are perfect. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/976/comment/19702/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Na Calliagh in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Tomb Cairn
Newgranges lesser famous cousin.
by TommyV  4 Nov 2018
Also known as Carnbane East, this short walk offers pleasant views of county Meath and neighbouring Westmeath but the real attraction is the large tomb cairn and smaller graves dotted around the summit of this hill. The sun shines directly in to this tomb during the spring and autumn equinox.The walk itself is a very short one from the obvious roadside car park mentioned by jackil. A word of warning, when I pulled in I met two council workers who told me to take all of my valuables with me as car break-ins were a common occurrence around here. I'm happy to report my car was fully intact on my return. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/976/comment/20193/
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Equinox
by hazyview  7 Sep 2010
Climbed this on 21st September last year with my brother and we witnessed a beautiful Autumn Equinox sunrise in the tomb on top, along with about 50 others . Quick, easy, pleasant grassy climb. Great panorama all around. Highly recommend it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/976/comment/4389/
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My Climb in Meath 17-09-2016
by ShaunDunne  4 Jan 2017
I climbed Slieve Na Calliagh on the 17-09-2016 with my Granddad
It was a clear but cool day.
This was my second county high point that day Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/976/comment/18785/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Na Calliagh in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Looking into the chamber
A fascinating place
by IainT  5 Oct 2018
Slieve na Calliagh must be one of the easiest summits in Ireland to reach, a stroll of a few hundred yards up a grassy path, but it's surely one of the most interesting. The highest point is occupied by a huge Neolithic burial cairn (locked gate but you can peer inside) and there are several more smaller cairns/circles next to it, plus more on nearby summits. Obviously it was an important place a few thousand years ago. On the equinox the sunrise reaches in past a cup and ring marked stone to light up the chamber in the photograph. Apparently the effect still works so they got their engineering spot on. As it's the highest point for a fair way the view outside is extensive, with Slieve Gullion prominent to the north and Wicklow off to the SE. The cafe just below the car park is great too - as they point out, desserts reverse the stressed! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/976/comment/20080/
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