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Slieve Muck
Sliabh Muc
Mourne countryside at Slievenagore - geograph.org.uk - 1205489.jpg
The southern slopes of Slieve Muck
Highest point
Elevation 670.4 m (2,199 ft)
Prominence 156 m (512 ft)
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt
Geography
Location County Down, Northern Ireland
Parent range Mourne Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid J282250
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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