Q5005 : Slievanea (‘mountain of the deer’), also known as Sliabh Mhacha Ré (‘mountain of the smooth plain’)

3 km from Lisdargan, Kerry, Ireland

Slievanea (‘mountain of the deer’), also known as Sliabh Mhacha Ré (‘mountain of the smooth plain’)
Slievanea (‘mountain of the deer’), also known as Sliabh Mhacha Ré (‘mountain of the smooth plain’)
This convenient windbreak is near the summit of Slievanea at about 620 metres, easily accessed from the Connor Pass. The drystone walls of the shelter look as if they were once an Iron Age construction LinkExternal link .
Of the hills in the distance, on the left is Beennabrack 600m (Mhacha na gCab = plain of the beaks) with Ballysitteragh 623m (An Scraig, or Cnoc Bhaile ni Shé) behind and just to the right of it. Down to their right is the ridge which marks the Mullaghaveal Gap then rising up to Fallaghnamara 623 m (Folach na Marbh) and the Brandon ridge.

It is said that some of the Dingle hills are unnamed, but many in this region seem to have both an Irish and an anglicised name and some, confusingly, boast a third – a problem both for map makers and mountaineers. Many names come from Celtic mythology in which for example the deer (in Slievanea’s name) is an important symbol – deer are said to “lure people into the realms of the Gods. The remains of several fulachta fia (venison-cooking pits) can be found around Lough Adoon” which lies immediately beneath the 900 foot cliffs which guard the ‘mountain of the deer’: Q5005 : Lough Doon & Slievanea
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright D Gore and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
1993
Loading map... (JavaScript required)
Grid Square
Q5005, 4 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Geograph (Fourth Visitor for Q5005)
First in 5 Years (TPoint) ?
Date Taken
1993   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 March, 2010
Category
Mountain scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! Q 507 057 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.0020N 10:11.0174W
Photographer Location
Irish: geotagged! Q 507 057
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
Clickable map
+


This page has been viewed about 85 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register