Slieve Foye Woods, Carlingford

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#6 of 6 in Outdoors in Cooley Peninsula
Slieve Foy or Slieve Foye 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.
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.
The area is steeped in legend, one of which is the Battle for the Brown bull of Cooley when CĂș Chulainn invoked the right for single combat and fought all of Queen Medbh's forces in the narrow gully formed by a geological fault, now christened Medbh's Gap and the profile of the mountain is said to resemble a sleeping giant, thought by some to be Finn MacCumhaill (Finn McCool).
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  • It was a perfect activity for us. Quite challenging at times, not perfectly signed. Red and blue arrows disappeared in few places and we took a wrong turn and followed yellow arrows at some point. So ...  more »
  • I know that this site is a commercial forestry, but it really has been stripped recently and because of the heavy lorries the road surface is in poor condition. However the views at the top are well w...  more »
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  • i really like here afyer rain because u can see little waterfalls appears everywhere and the views are beautiful
  • Wrong location. This is Feede Mountain. Slieve Foye is located to the southwest of here, near Carlingford.
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