Slieve Commedagh

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Slieve Commedagh
Sliabh Coimhéideach
Slieve Commedagh - geograph - 1136954.jpg
Slieve Commedagh from the south
Highest point
Elevation 767 m (2,516 ft) [1][2]
Prominence 180 m (590 ft) [1]
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt
Coordinates 54°11′20″N 5°56′19″W / 54.188855°N 5.938667°W / 54.188855; -5.938667Coordinates: 54°11′20″N 5°56′19″W / 54.188855°N 5.938667°W / 54.188855; -5.938667
Naming
Translation mountain of guarding/watching (Irish)
Geography
Location County Down, Northern Ireland
Parent range Mournes
OSI/OSNI grid J346286
Topo map OSNI Discoverer 29

Slieve Commedagh (from Irish: Sliabh Coimhéideach, meaning "the guarding/watching mountain")[3][4] is a mountain with a height of 767 m (2,516 ft) in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is the second-highest of the Mourne Mountains, after Slieve Donard,[1] and the second-highest mountain in Northern Ireland.

Slieve Commedagh lies to the northwest of Slieve Donard, and the two are linked by a col. The Mourne Wall passes east-west over the mountaintop, and there is a small one-room tower at the summit. There is also the remains of an ancient burial cairn on the summit.[1] On its southern side is a group of granite tors known as 'the Castles'.[1]

The Slieve Commedagh massif also includes the summits of Slievecorragh (to the east), Shan Slieve, Slievenamaddy and Slievenabrock (to the north).

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