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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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I walked up Slieve Gullion on Friday 12th Februar .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Most folk probably do Slieve Gullion from the For .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Going on advice from those above I approached fro .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gullion in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Visualisation of the Ring of Gullion
 
simon3 on Slieve Gullion, 2005
by simon3  12 Jun 2005
Geologically interesting Slieve Gullion was created around 65 to 50 million years ago. It is described as being surrounded by a ring of hills known as a ring dyke, essentially the extremely eroded remains of the caldera of a volcano which was about 11 km wide!
It is really hard to do justice to the unusual experience of being on the summit (in good weather) with the ruined rim of the volcano all around you. The illustration uses NASA data to create an overview and the picture shows what just one part of the view looks like from the summit, looking towards Camlough mountain. Like a number of the rim mountains this has an army base on it, to which in 2005 anyway, helicopters regularly fly in.
According to Robert Lloyd Praeger (quoting PW Joyce) ".. one of the many legends referring Finn MacCoul ends on the shore of the little lake on the top of Slieve Gullion, where, on the site where a magic drinking-horn disappeared, 'a growth of slender twigs' grew up, gifted with the virtue that any one who looks on it in the morning fasting will know in a moment all things that are to happen that day." Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/1743/
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In a mist covered early morning we approached Sli .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
3rd peak on my county high points challenge and a .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
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