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Encyclopedia > Slieve Croob
Slieve Croob
Elevation: 534 m
Location: Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland
OSI/OSNI grid reference: J318435
Listing: Marilyn

Slieve Croob is the largest of a small group of peaks in the centre of County Down, north of the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. Slieve Croob is near Dromara and Ballynahinch. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The granite Mountains of Mourne are located in the first proposed national park of Northern Ireland. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... Peak bagging (also hill bagging, mountain bagging, or among enthusiasts, just bagging) is a popular activity for hillwalkers and mountaineers in which they attempt to reach the summit of each peak in a region above some height, or having a particular feature. ... A Marilyn is a hill with a relative height of at least 150 metres, regardless of absolute height or other merit. ... County Down, (An Dún in Irish) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, covering an area of 2,448 km² (945 square miles). ... The granite Mountains of Mourne are located in the first proposed national park of Northern Ireland. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... Ballynahinch (Baile na hInse in Irish, meaning Townland of the Island) is a market town in County Down, Northern Ireland and with Newcastle and Downpatrick one of the three largest towns of Down District. ...


Slieve Croob has been given the conservation designation Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The mountain is the source of the River Lagan which starts as a spring and runs from here, through Dromara, Lisburn and Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a United Kingdom. ... The River Lagan is a major river in Northern Ireland which runs 40 miles (60 km) from the Slieve Croob mountain in County Down to Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea. ... Lisburn (Lios na gCearrbhach in Irish) is a city split between County Antrim & County Down, Northern Ireland. ... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. ... Relief map of the Irish Sea. ...


Slieve Croob's height and unobstructed views of a wide area have made it a strategic point both in the past and present, a government communications relay station is located on the summit.


 
 

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