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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
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gullion in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Great views from the top of Slieve Gullion
 
Dodging Thunder Showers again!
by paddyobpc  25 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 24 Jul 2016. After climbing Slieve Donard earlier in the day Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself arrived at Slieve Gullion Forest Park before 5 Pm but heavy rain put us off starting the walk. By the time we had exited the park by driving the one way forest drive the weather had changed so we decided to go around again and stop at the car park at the beginning of the climb. There are some fantastic views from this climb but at the top we could see another thunder shower was fast approaching so our decent was fast, making it to the car just in time before the heavens opened. We were up and back in less than an hour covering 2.7 Kms and climbing 195m.
See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/18825/
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