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Cooley/Gullion Area   Slieve Gullion Subarea
Maximum height for area: 589 metres,   Summits in area: 19,   Maximum prominence for area: 494 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28, 29, 35, 36 For all tops   Highest summit: Slieve Foye, 589m
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Slieve Gullion Mountain Sliabh gCuillinn A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh gCuillinn [DUPN], 'mountain of the steep slope/holly') County Highpoint of Armagh, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists

Height: 573m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J02476 20331 This summit has been logged as climbed by 296 members. Recently by: hivisibility, debs27, nigelmckinney, scapania, Wilderness, chalky, el_guapo, killyman1, conorc57, chuckie, atlantic73, Cormacg, vince_curran, pavelbodi, paddyman
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Longitude: -6.43344, Latitude: 54.12185 , Easting: 302476, Northing: 320331 Prominence: 478m,   Isolation: 4.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 702405 820334,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvGln, 10 char: SlvGln

The Cailleach Bhéirre is remembered in several names on and around Slieve Gullion. A passage tomb on the summit is known as Calliagh Birra’s House. This is one of the highest megalithic tombs in the country (after those on Slieve Donard and the Paps in Kerry). The legend is that when Fionn Mac Cumhaill was enticed inside, he went fresh and youthful but emerged as an exhausted old man. A small lake on the plateau north of the summit is called Calliagh Berra’s Lough. Lower down in the townland of Aghadavoyle on a hillock called Spellick is a rock feature known as the Cailleach Bearea’s Chair. This is was regularly visited on 'Blaeberry Sunday', when everybody on the outing would take a turn to sit in the chair. It is recorded by Máire MacNeill as a Lughnasa site (160-61).   Slieve Gullion is the second highest mountain in the Cooley/Gullion area and the 324th highest in Ireland. Slieve Gullion is the highest point in county Armagh.

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tsunami on Slieve Gullion, 2004
by tsunami  28 Sep 2004
The view north, along the ridge from the Summit Cairn, with Calliagh Beara's Lough and the North Cairn in the background Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/1198/
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Jaak on Slieve Gullion, 2006
by Jaak  17 Apr 2006
My last Mourne/Cooley >500m mountain - hesitated doing it due to the reports of frequent breaking into cars. There is plenty of evidence of continuing problems, broken glass and multiple skid marks in the two upper car parks. However, a 6am start from Dublin on Good Friday caught most of the thieves by surprise.

Took the route described by mneary34, starting in the car park at J 018 200 A. A straightforward 30 minute climb from here takes you to the Sth cairn. Nth cairn and Calliagh Beara's Lough are a further 10 minute walk. Excellent views in all directions.

The "one-way" system is quite confusing, especially since every car I met was travelling in the wrong direction !!!!!!!!

The photo shows the entrance to the passage grave - described as the highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/2281/
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murphysw on Slieve Gullion, 2008
by murphysw  6 Mar 2008
Was putting off doing this one as part of my high county quest due to the warnings about theft. It doesn't get any better once you're there as signs abound warning of thieves 'operating' in the area. So I drove as high as I could on the mountain road which begins at about J044191 B (and will eventually throw you back out at J033169 C - its one way) So unfortunately I made a quick smash and grab of the summit, however the views are amazing and unlike the tomb on Seefin in Wicklow, the tomb here allows access to those of us fond of curries and pints. And my car was untouched as it has been everywhere bar one occasion on the Military Road in Wicklow Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/2990/
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mneary34 on Slieve Gullion, 2005
by mneary34  24 Oct 2005
I was on Slieve Gullion on 15 October 2005 but early morning mist and cloud prevented any view of the scale of the mountain. However a week later from the summit of Black Mountain a clear view of Gullion was available to the west as shown in this photo looking out over a 241 metre high hill which is just north of Jonesborough. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/2017/
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Colin Murphy on Slieve Gullion, 2008
by Colin Murphy  29 Sep 2008
The 'twin towers' of the trig pillar and a directional pillar atop the passage tomb on Gullion, frame the small Calliagh Berras Lough to the north. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/3344/
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Sherlock1 on Slieve Gullion, 2009
by Sherlock1  3 Jan 2009
Followed madfrankies advice (above) but parked outside a wonderful white cottage on Ballard Road. Did not have to proceed as far as wood, Through the gate and follow the green road. Its a nice route and not strenuous. A good one to get you back in the game after seasonal excess. The surrounding countryside make this worth the trek with good views to Dundalk Bay. Also worth the trek to see South Armagh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/3501/
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