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The southern slopes of Slieve Muck
|Elevation||670.4 m (2,199 ft)|
|Prominence||156 m (512 ft)|
|Location||County Down, Northern Ireland|
|Parent range||Mourne Mountains|
|Topo map||OSNI Landranger 29, OSNI Outdoor Pursuits map Mourne Country|
Slieve Muck ( sleev-_-muk; from Irish: Sliabh Muc, meaning "pig mountain") is one of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland. It has a height of 670.4 metres (2,199 ft). The River Bann has its source on the northern slope.
Slieve Muck has three summits which are composed of Silurian shale covering the underlying granite. The shale forms an escarpment near the eastern side of the summits. The western slope is grassy and has a number of small streams flowing into the Deer's Meadow below. The eastern slope below the escarpment is made up of stony scree with lighter coloured areas appearing to spell out POV when seen from a distance, local people have used their imagination to complete the word Poverty, which has led to the mountain also being referred to as Poverty Mountain.
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