Slieve Donard

Patrick Weston Joyce

Slieve Donard, the highest of the Mourne mountains. Domhanghart [Donart], son of the king of Ulidia, and one of St. Patrick's disciples, built a little church on the very summit of this mountain; hence it was called Sliabh-Domhanghart, Donart's mountain, now anglicised Slieve Donard. Its ancient name was Slieve Slanga, from the bardic hero Slainge, the son of Parthalon, who was buried on its summit, where his carn is still to be seen.