Slieve Na Calliagh 276m hill, North Midlands Meath Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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 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 1211th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Na Calliagh is the highest point in county Meath.

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A Family Day not to be missed .. by scarecrow   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
Newgranges lesser famous cousin. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
Equinox .. by hazyview   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
My Climb in Meath 17-09-2016 .. by ShaunDunne   (Show all for Slieve Na Calliagh)
 
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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