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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 place has been logged as visited by 390 members. Recently by: sarahryanowen, seamaspeineas, DeltaP, Pdhancock, markwallace, livelife2thefull, NualaMc, bigmac63, Nuala-Mc1, Dee68, LorraineG60, Daingean, Juanita, AidanP, annemariebbrenna
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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 353rd 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
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Bleck Cra on Slieve Gullion, 2007
by Bleck Cra  3 Oct 2007
Cra’s recent contribution on Slievemartin, advises things to see include a particular stone if you are so disposed. In the case of nearby Slieve Gullion, there are more stones to see than were ever thrown at the RUC - even in these dodgy parts. From Slieve Gullion, one can see half of Ireland: the far away half - the nearer half is still in hiding. This is badland, bandit country y’all. Much of oul Ireland’s epic mythology, bloody history and troubled recent past emerges one way or another from these bogs and outcrops. Town names synonymous with mischief: Crossmaglen, Forkhill, Jonesborough. Mist-cloaked heroes of the imagination: Cuchullain, Maebh and a Cooley bull. Tales of Red Branch Knights, daring-do, greed and glory. Gullion is not a tough ask and is accessed from a forest car park or car “selection point” as it might better be described. A well preserved (despite being reappointed by looters) neolithic passage tomb decorates the mountain summit and claims to be the highest in Ireland. The demented heather-basher will find fault in the endless tarmac approaches but accepted in terms of a pleasant day’s walk rather than a Himalayan ascent, they offer colourful floral verges and panoramic vistas into verdant countryside. Still water lies near the summit and it is said (or probably, “cackled) that who/he/she or whatever plunges into its dark depths will certainly come out white headed and whiskered - and that may go for women too - which explains a lot. And one last stone - somewhere in mid-history time, two local and inseparable men friends carved their names on a half submerged rock on the side of Slieve Gullion, if not entwined, at least cheek by jowl. Whether sons of Gullion Mountain or Brokeback Mountain we shall never know. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/2847/
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