Slieve Bearnagh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Slieve Bearnagh
On Cove Mountain, view west. - - 103344.jpg
Slieve Bearnagh from the east
Highest point
Elevation739 m (2,425 ft)
Prominence304 m
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt
Coordinates54°11′06″N 5°59′22″W / 54.18509°N 5.98949°W / 54.18509; -5.98949Coordinates: 54°11′06″N 5°59′22″W / 54.18509°N 5.98949°W / 54.18509; -5.98949
Native nameSliabh Bearnach  (Irish)
English translationgapped mountain
Slieve Bearnagh is located in Northern Ireland
Slieve Bearnagh
Slieve Bearnagh
within Northern Ireland
LocationCounty Down, Northern Ireland
Parent rangeMourne Mountains
OSI/OSNI gridJ313281
Topo mapOSNI Outdoor Pursuits map Mourne Country

Slieve Bearnagh (from Irish Sliabh Bearnach, meaning 'gapped mountain')[1] is one of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland.[2] It has a height of 739 metres (2,425 ft),[3] its summit is crowned by two groups of jagged tors with a gap between them, giving it a distinctive shape.[2] The Mourne Wall crosses the summit of Slieve Bearnagh east to west. Paths lead to the cols on either side of the mountain, namely Pollaphuca ("pool of the púca") to the west and Hare's Gap to the east. From the latter, one can also descend southwards to the head of the Ben Crom reservoir.


  1. ^ Place Names NI
  2. ^ a b Paddy Dillon (2013). The Mountains of Ireland: a Guide to Walking the Summits. Cicerone Press. pp. 208–209. ISBN 9781849659512.
  3. ^