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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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The 'twin towers' of the trig pillar and a direct .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Followed madfrankies advice (above) but parked ou .. by Sherlock1   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Most people start at the carpark high up the moun .. by stephenfarley   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Loop from Forest Park Car Park
by nkenealy  11 Oct 2013
Track 2508 Went up with 2 friends who are hell bent on doing the county high points for Ireland - and I would never have thought of tackling Slieve Gullion if if wasn't the county highpoint for Armagh. It's the closest point in the North - about 90km from Harolds Cross in Dublin. Take the first turn inside the border - going towards Jonesborough - famous for it's market in the 80's and it was still there when we passed by on a Sunday.

Starting from the Slieve Gullion Forest Park car park. There's a nice cafe there in the Slieve Gullion Courtyard Centre.

WALK DIRECTIONS (Ring of Gullion Way/RGW blue arrows): From top left corner of car park (OS ref J 040196 A), left up path through trees. In ¼ mile join Forest Drive (038191 B), up slope, then level, for ¼ mile to RGW post on left (035190 C). Right up drive, past metal barrier; left uphill for 1½ miles to car park (018200 D). Beyond picnic table, right at white post, steeply uphill to South Cairn on Slieve Gullion summit (025203 E). There's a 3000 year old tomb on top which you can go down into- and a much more recent dugout up on top which the British Army used during the Troubles.

On the way back you pass the Lake of Sorrows which is Cailleach Beara's house - she turned Fionn Mac Cumhaill an old man when he dived into the Lake of Sorrows to for her golden ring.
Head towards the North Cairn (021211 F); then aim north for Sturgan Mountain (left of Cam Lough), then white house between you and lake. Path divides by grassy 'lawn' with boulder beyond; right here, aiming for house. Through gate, down to road (025230 G). Right along road for 3 miles, passing Killevy Old Church (040221 H) and Clonlum Cairn (047206 I),
Cairn is nicely hidden with bushes and stuff - well worth crossing the field for it.

About another km to the Slieve Gullion Forest Park (046199 J). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/15224/
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