Sliabh Fuait is a mountain range in County Armagh which, according to a number of sources, encompasses Lisnadill, Ballymacnab, Clady, Granemore, Newtownhamilton, Darkley, Mullyash, Keady, Lagan, Carnagh, Derrynoose and towards Monaghan. Carrickatuke is the highest point of the mountain range and the area is currently one of great natural beauty but also, regrettably, an area that has been neglected throughout the years in terms of infrastructure, investment and upkeep.
Due to this neglect, the Sliabh Fuait area, Carrickatuke in particular, became one which attracted anti-social behaviour such as littering, illegal dumping and underage drinking. In March 2018 a group of local people came together in order to address these concerns and to work to ensure that the area receives better support and investment in the future. The voluntary group, Friends of Sliabh Fuait, was formed and have been working together ever since in order to increase awareness of the potential of Sliabh Fuait and to improve the image and reputation of the area.
Since March 2018, Friends of Sliabh Fuait have carried out a number of actions in order to raise the profile of ‘the Carrick’ and the surrounding Sliabh Fuait area. These have included clean ups of the area, organising a festival during the summer and by being active on social media and in local media to promote the area and the work of the group.