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Cooley/Gullion Area   Slieve Gullion Subarea
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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 381 members. Recently by: Dee68, LorraineG60, Daingean, Juanita, AidanP, annemariebbrenna, LorraineG, eejaymm, Hadleigh, johnballinger, paulmcquaid, Helenha, danifergie87, Franky, theredyin
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Longitude: -6.433485, Latitude: 54.121878 , Easting: 302476, Northing: 320331 Prominence: 478m,   Isolation: 4.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 702402 820337,   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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evelyn on Slieve Gullion, 2004
by evelyn  9 Jul 2004
Please note if you are intending to go from the upper carpark that the forest drive is not always open! During the summer weekends the barrier is opened around 10 am, but having arrived to climb the mountain twice in the Spring of 2004 and found the driveway closed at the weekend, it makes it not so enjoyable to walk up the road! There are a number of carparks in the forest, the uppermost is situated in the open land looking West/ SouthWest, the climb from here is easy, there is a stile over fencing and half way up there is a very ugly shelter, with great views over the surounding countryside, on reaching the summit, you will see the loch between the 2 summits which has a number of legends attached to it, the round trip should take no longer than 1 1/2 hours. If the barrier is closed and you don't fancy walking up the road, there are plenty of forests and mountains to explore in the nearby vicininty! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/1016/
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