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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, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 573m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J02476 20331 This place has been logged as visited by 390 members. Recently by: sarahryanowen, seamaspeineas, DeltaP, Pdhancock, markwallace, livelife2thefull, NualaMc, bigmac63, Nuala-Mc1, Dee68, LorraineG60, Daingean, Juanita, AidanP, annemariebbrenna
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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
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Slieve Gullion Complex)

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 353rd highest in Ireland. Slieve Gullion is the highest point in county Armagh.

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Bleck Cra on Slieve Gullion, 2004
by Bleck Cra  24 Sep 2004
Hello Tsunami - now you're a Cross child in more ways than one. This thievery from aff Gullion is sad but not all that surprising: thuggery, drugs, muggings, theft, abuse and the other paraphernalia of modern civilised society has become quite the thing in Norn Irn.
In the Scottish Highlands, such behaviour and counter-behaviour is a way of life and as the new “spied” of NI wise up to the instant value of hillwalking gear, things will get worse.
In my own patch, the Mournes, one entrepreneur has picked up the challenge and now at Meelmore Lodge, we are provided with cc camera security in an enclosed carpark for £3 a day: a bit woosey, but woosiness may be the price to pay.
My answer is to own a car that no one wants to steal or imagine valuables therein. Keep polecat ferrets or a python in the boot - that can do the trick.
Anyway, reference the Mournes some VIEWS on security:
If you must park in Donard carpark, get back to the car before dusk, or you will meet it on fire coming down.
Bloody Bridge is generally OK because of its exposure to ongoing traffic.
Clonahullion is good, but don’t be the only car in the carpark - same goes for Carrick Little.
I would be very vigilant (or entirely carefree) at the foot of Ott and Pigeon.
I often park at Hen, behind Hilltown and despite the reputation have never had any trouble.
Wife says to husband: “you think more of Man U than you think of me”. Husband says “I think more of Man City than I think of you”.
Excusing the unPC-ness, assess your priorities. Hills or car ? Hills or life itself. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/1192/
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Moac on Slieve Gullion, 2006
by Moac  1 May 2006
Unfortunately Camlough Wood carpark (033233 A ) is now blocked off with boulders. I parked at Slieve Gullion Court Yard and walked up road to a wall at corner of forest (026191 B). Wall leads to within 200m of little col at (030196 C). A pleasant walk along ridge to South Cairn and on to North Cairn. Lunchtime entertainment provided by Army Chinook with load slung below. Followed good track about 500m down N ridge then cut back diagonally to pick up forest drive at (015213 D). Found lens caps from a new pair of binoculars about 200m N of N Cairn at 2pm 1st May 2006 _ owner are you out there? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/2319/
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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 E. 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 F (and will eventually throw you back out at J033169 G - 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gullion in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Unforgettable place.
by hazyview  19 May 2015
Two of us climbed this in late April. Had difficulty reaching car parks but found a spot to pull in near where the road was blocked by a yellow barrier. Walked up the road past top carpark, & then up the stone path to the summit. Great views all the way up. On the windy summit we walked around the cairn to find the passage tomb entrance and stepped back in time about 5,000 years. Magical place, all round, and not a very difficult climb. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/17998/
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