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

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Gullion is safe .. by peadarmc   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
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tsunami on Slieve Gullion, 2004
by tsunami  17 Sep 2004
My local mountain, I've lived all my life barely a mile from its base and it's summit has always been my favorite place on earth. Since I've been registered with Mountainviews I've climbed Binnian and Bearnagh which I found to be awesome, but they don't compare in my eyes to Gullion and its magnificent sence of solitude and remoteness.

Unfortunately however I feel I have to warn fellows walkers on this board of recent problems with this area.

For years I parked my car either in the Slieve Gullion Court Yard or the Mountain Drive car park which provides quick access to the summit. A fortnight ago my car was broken into along with a second and both had items of value stolen from them. In this age of Mobile phones the Mountain drive provides gangs with the perfect opportunity too watch you arrive from a safe distance while their friends remain in the lower car park warning them of other cars on the approach, giving them enough time to watch you leave your vehicle and go up the mountain, break in and escape along the mountain drive to safety. This applies somewhat to the Ballintemple viewpoint carpark on the northern end of the mountain also, but here it proves more difficult for the thief because they don't have the security of the one way traffic system through the mountain drive.

I will not let this experience prevent me from enjoying this magnificent mountain, but in future will always be dropped off and picked up again at given points.

I hope any fellow members planning a visit to the area take heed and do not park cars on this mountain - it will only take away from one of the best panoramas in the country! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/1185/
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