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Slieve GullionMountainSliabh 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:573mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29Grid Reference: J02476 20331This summit has been logged as climbed by 360 members. Recently by: declanohagan, colmdoggett, tmsr, Turlo143, DelStewart, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, thomas_g, Reeks2011, lw24, tomodub, ShayGlynn, peter1, feargalf, GoldCircle I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 354th highest in Ireland. Slieve Gullion is the highest point in county Armagh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/