Slieve Foy viewed outside Carlingford 12-2010
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Slieve Foy or Slieve Foye is the highest peak of a ridge of mountains collectively referred to as Carlingford Mountain, which rises near the town of Carlingford, County Louth.
Its name is form the Irish language, Sliabh Feá
Slieve Foy rises to an altitude of 1,932 feet, and at this is the highest peak in County Louth. The chain of mountains of which it is a part rises at The Foxes Rock, and runs for roughly 4 miles in a south easterly direction, culminating in Slieve Foy itself.
The area is steeped in legend, and the profile of the mountain is said to resemble a sleeping giant, thought by some to be Finn MacCumhaill (Finn McCool). Slieve Foy looks directly across Carlingford Lough to the Mourne Mountains in Ulster.