Slieve Foy

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Slieve Foy
Sliabh Feá
SlieveFoyWinter.jpg
Slieve Foy viewed outside Carlingford 12-2010
Elevation 589 m (1,932 ft)[1]
Prominence 494[1]
Listing Marilyn
Location
Slieve Foy is located in island of Ireland
Slieve Foy
Slieve Foy
Location in Ireland
Location County Louth, Ireland
Range Cooley Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid J168119
Coordinates 54°04′50″N 6°21′43″W / 54.08056°N 6.36194°W / 54.08056; -6.36194Coordinates: 54°04′50″N 6°21′43″W / 54.08056°N 6.36194°W / 54.08056; -6.36194
Topo map OSi Discovery 36

Slieve Foy or Slieve Foye (Irish: Sliabh Feá) is the highest peak of a ridge of mountains collectively referred to as Carlingford Mountain, which rises near the town of Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland.

Geography[edit]

Bungalow at the foot of Slieve Foye

Slieve Foy rises to an elevation of 589 metres and is the highest peak in County Louth. The chain of mountains of which it is a part rises at The Foxes Rock (404m) and runs for roughly 6 km in a south-easterly direction, culminating in Slieve Foy itself.

Carlingford Mountain ridge is one of two ridges on the Cooley Peninsula which together make up the Cooley Mountains. Slieve Foy looks directly across Carlingford Lough to the Mourne Mountains in Ulster.

History[edit]

The area is steeped in legend, one of which is the Battle for the Brown bull of Cooley when Cú Chulainn invoked the right for single combat and fought all of Queen Mebhs forces in the narrow gully formed by a geological fault, now christened Mebhs Gap and the profile of the mountain is said to resemble a sleeping giant, thought by some to be Finn MacCumhaill (Finn McCool).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cooley/Gullion Area / Slieve Foye Mountain". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 

See also[edit]

Media related to Slieve Foye at Wikimedia Commons