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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 371 members. Recently by: paulmcquaid, Helenha, danifergie87, Franky, theredyin, Cearapeter, Lauranna, Murray-Tucker, markmjcampion, 21yearsgone, whoRya, declanohagan, colmdoggett, tmsr, Turlo143
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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 354th highest in Ireland. Slieve Gullion is the highest point in county Armagh.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gullion in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
 
csd on Slieve Gullion, 2004
by csd  9 Aug 2004
We approached from the south on a very foggy August 8, 2004. Parking at J027 186 A, we walked up the road (one-way in the opposite direction), and branched right onto a gravel track which took us to the car park noted by evelyn. Sheet 36 isn't 100% accurate regarding the forest tracks, and shows everything as a dotted line, be it a faint sheep trail or a paved road! The final ascent began just after the car park, with what looks like a sheep path leading off the road to the right -- easy to miss in the fog. The photo shows the entrance to the burial chamber, located at the summit. Pity about the fog -- the views would be spectacular on a better day. By GPS, the actual summit is within 30 metres of the co-ordinates given on this site. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/1071/
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