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Slievenamon

Slievenamon 1Slievenamon (Irish: Sliabh na mBan, [ˈʃlʲiəw n̪ˠə ˈmˠanˠ]) is a mountain in County Tipperary in the province of Munster in Ireland. It stands at 721 m (2,365 ft). It is located in the south of the county, near the town of Clonmel. Situated at the western end of a range of low hills, Slievenamon is a striking conical mass, offering a dramatic view from the top over the counties of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford

The mountain has its fair share of Irish legends. The mountain is said to have got its name from the ancient fairy women or Feimhin, who enchanted a warrior named Fionn mac Cumhaill and his followers.

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Another legend tells how Fionn decided to choose his bride from a group of women racing to the top to meet him sitting at the top of Slievenamon. The first to reach the summit was Gráinne, a figure who would become notorious in Irish folklore because of her exploits with the hero Diarmuid.

Carraigmoclear

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(aka Carraigmoclear), a low hill attached to Slievenamon, was the site of a battle during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

I live only eight kilometers from Slievenamon so you will be seeing plenty of landscape images on this site that feature the mountain. My next post for example will feature details of how best to walk to the summit and what you will find when you get there.

Nigel


About the web site

Welcome to my web site, nigelborrington.com

Whilst I run my Wedding and Studio photography business from www.studio63.ie I work with Landsacpe and Nature photography on a regular basis.

I had included an area on www.studio63.ie for this area of my photography, I have however now moved all this work to www.nigelborrington.com .

Thus the main function of this web site is to exhibit my landscape and nature photography and provide for a visual outlet for it.

I also intend this site to be informative about the locations I visit for my photography and to detail the reasons I find these location of great interest. I will also show the techniques used to produce the included images.

I also include a section on this site relating to photographic techniques and the equipment needed to produce good Landscape and nature images.

If you would like to contact me please email Nigel@studio63.ie

Enjoy your Landscape!

Nigel