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Guided Hike to the Summit of Sliabh Beagh

Explore the highest point in Co. Monaghan, the summit of Sliabh Beagh, the Three County Hollow and Shane Barnagh Stables.

Hike to Monaghan’s highest peak.

Standing at 373m above sea level, the highest point of Co. Monaghan certainly isn’t one of Ireland’s tallest county peaks. It is, however, one of the most difficult to navigate to.

If you’re doing Ireland’s county peaks challenge, our guided hike is a great opportunity to complete this with a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

The guided hike will incorporate;

  • Co. Monaghan’s highest peak (373m).
  • The highest point on Sliabh Beagh (380m) that is just across the border in Co. Fermanagh.
  • The Three County Hollow where countries Monaghan, Fermanagh and Tyrone meet.
  • Shane Barnagh Stables – Once the home of the infamous Irish rapparee Shane Barnagh Donnelly in the 17th century.

A good level of fitness is required on this hike due to the variation and unevenness of the terrain. Solo hikers and groups of friends are, of course, welcome.

This hike takes places on April 9, 2023.

  • Length: 10k
  • Time: 4-4.5 hours
  • Format: Looped
  • Difficulty: Moderate – Hard

What’s the Terrain Like?

The terrain is a mixture of gravel paths and open blanket bog (which is quite uneven under foot).

What to Wear?

Waterproof hiking boots are essential! We also recommend bringing a waterproof jacket and trousers, and a hat and gloves. It’s better to be prepared for all weather eventualities.

What to Bring?

You should bring a rucksack with sufficient supplies for the duration of the hike – water, snacks, sandwiches, hot drinks, etc. There will be a scheduled picnic stop during the hike. You should also pack additional clothing layers, just in case!

Meeting Point

Registration takes place at our premises in Knockatallon Village (adjacent to the Sliabh Beagh Hotel) between 8:30-8:45am. We will then drive a short distance to the trailhead (leaving our centre at 8:45am sharp). We’re approaching the summit from the northern side of Sliabh Beagh. We can arrange to carpool that morning.

Start Time

The hike will commence at 9am from the trailhead.

Tickets for this guided hike are priced at €25 plus booking fee are are available to purchase on Eventbrite.

Book on Eventbrite

We reserve the right to cancel this event should weather conditions be unfavourable or unsafe. If this happens, a full refund of the ticket price will be issued.