Slievenamon (Irish: Sliabh na mBan),”mountain of the women” is a mountain which is situated northwest of Carrick on Suir , offering a dramatic view from the top over the counties of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford. The origin of the mountain’s name is explained in Irish mythology. According to the tale, Fionn mac Cumhaill was sought after by many young women, but he said that he could have only one partner. His partner would be whichever woman won a footrace to the top of the mountain. There are two prehistoric cairns on Slievenamon. One is at the very top, and the other is on a lower summit to the northeast known as Sheegouna.


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