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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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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)
 
Geologically interesting Slieve Gullion was creat .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gullion in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Descending Gullion on the west.
 
mneary34 on Slieve Gullion, 2005
by mneary34  17 Oct 2005
In a mist covered early morning we approached Slieve Gullion from the forest park on the southern side of the mountain. There is a one way system in operation for cars on sections of the forest tracks but when we were there this hardly seemed necessary although obviously on sunny summer afternoons things may be different. We started from a car park high up the mountain at J 018 200 C. Approximately 100 metres north of the car park a track leads in a meandering route up the mountain to the summit. Cloud prevented any meaningful photos being taken on the summit but on the way down this view opened up to the north west. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/2003/
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3rd peak on my county high points challenge and a .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
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