Slievemore

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Slievemore
Sliabh Mór
Slievemore.jpg
Slievemore from Dugort
Highest point
Elevation671 m (2,201 ft)
Prominence582 m (1,909 ft)
Parent peakCroaghaun
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt
Naming
English translationbig mountain
Language of nameIrish
PronunciationIrish: [ˈʃliːvmor][dubious ]
Geography
Slievemore is located in island of Ireland
Slievemore
Slievemore
Location in Ireland÷
LocationMayo, Republic of Ireland
Parent rangeAchill Island
OSI/OSNI gridF650086
Topo mapOSi Discovery 30

Slievemore (Irish: Sliabh Mór) is the second highest peak on Achill Island after Croaghaun, in County Mayo, Ireland. Its elevation is 671 metres.

Archaeology[edit]

Achill Archaeological Field School is based at the Achill Archaeology Centre in Dooagh. It was founded in 1991 and is a training school for students of archaeology and anthropology. The school is involved in a study of the prehistoric and historic landscape at Slievemore, incorporating a research excavation at a number of sites within the Deserted Village of Slievemore. The Deserted Village Project started in 1991 with the research objective of completing a thorough archaeological survey of all sites and monuments (prehistoric and historic) that make up the diverse and significant archaeological landscape of Slievemore. Slievemore is rich in archaeological monuments that span a 5000-year period from the Neolithic until at least the 1850s.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Achill Archaeological Field School 2009". Achill Archaeological Field School. Retrieved 2009-03-07.

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Coordinates: 54°00′33″N 10°03′36″W / 54.00905°N 10.05994°W / 54.00905; -10.05994