The Slieve Bloom Mountains ( Sliabh Bladhma in Irish) is a mountain range in Ireland. They rise from the central plain of Ireland to a height of 527 meters. Although not very high, they are extensive with local standards. The highest points are Arderin (527 m) at the south end of the range and Baunreaghcong (511 m) at the end of Ridge of Capard.

Slieve Bloom mountains stretching from near Roscrea in the southwest to rosenallis in northwestern forms a link between County Laois and County Offaly. Access to the mountains and the most popular attractions is easiest by taking Exit 18 off M7 for Mountmellick and after R422 for rosenallis, Clonaslee, Cadamstown and Kinnitty. There are three roads that cross the mountain. Clonaslee From here it is very easy to follow the mountain road over the “Cut” to Mountrath. Kinnitty take the road from the center of the village opposite the Catholic Church by Longford church Glendine Gap Near Ard Erin the highest point of the mountain. For some great views turn left onto the R440 towards Kinnitty one of the small villages nestled at the foot of the mountains.

Looped hiking trails have been developed in 6 trail heads in the Slieve Blooms, Glenbarrow, Clonaslee, Cadamstown, Kinnitty, Glenafelly Forest Car Park and Glen Monicknew.Vandringsleder are color coded green light, moderate blue and red hardest. The 84 km Slieve Bloom way color-coded yellow can be accessed from any of these trailheads. In Cadamstown take time to go Silver River Eco Trail.

Glenbarrow waterfall is only a few miles from rosenallis. Some scenic looped walks will take you to the falls and up the ridge of Capard. There is a significant population of red grouse in the mountains.

Slieve Bloom, along with the Massif Central in France, are the oldest mountains in Europe; they were once also the highest at 3,700m. Weathering has reduced them to 527. On a clear day you can see the highlights of the four ancient provinces of Ireland.


According to the Bodleian Dinnshenchas got mountains given their name as such:

“Bladma or blood, the son of Cu, son of Cass Clothmín killed the cowherd of Bregmael, the blacksmith of Cuirche, son Snithe, King of Hui Fuatta Then he went into his little boat until he got on Ross Bladma -. Ross .. n-Air, “Wood in the Slaughter,” was the name of the first From there he went to the mountain Therefore, “Sliab Bladma” . (Bladma’s Mountain) Where the poet said:

Blood, the son of Cu, son of Cass Clothmín, killed Cowherd fair Bregmael, blacksmith in Cuirche mother, son Snithe: He set up at Ross Tire ind air.

Or it is blood, son of Breogan, who died there; and from him the mountain Bladma appointed. [1]

The mountains formed the northern border of the kingdom Osraige, and later Upper Ossory.

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The following table shows the 10 highest major mountain peaks in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, each with a topographic height of at least 406 meters (1332 feet).

Rang mountain top Elevation
1 Arderin 527 m (1,729 ft)
2 Stillbrook Hill 514 m (1,686 ft)
3 Baunreaghcong 511 m (1,677 ft)
4 Wolftrap Mountain 487 m (1,598 ft)
5 Barcam 484 m (1,588 ft)
6 Hill of Capard 483 m (1.585 ft)
7 Carroll Hill 482 m (1,581 ft)
8 Farbreague 430 m (1,410 ft)
9 Castleconor 407 m (1,335 ft)
10 Garraunbaun 406 m (1332 ft)


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