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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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Sleeve gullion security .. by peadarmc   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Please note if you are intending to go from the u .. by evelyn   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
We approached from the south on a very foggy Augu .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Sat 26th Sep 09: We decided a 2 hour drive warran .. by Audi-Anne   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
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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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