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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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Picture: Above the clouds - view from Slieve Gullion
 
paulocon on Slieve Gullion, 2008
by paulocon  27 Nov 2008
3rd peak on my county high points challenge and a very enjoyable day out. Brought my 2 eldest children (9 and 11) so decided to drive up to the car park. After a false start from the wrong car-park and a circuit back to the correct one, we were on our way! Note that you will pass the trail up to the summit on your right and the car-park is another couple of hundred metres further up on your left (like a lay-by). The walk up is pretty straight-forward - slippy and boggy in places, particularly after the second shelter but 40 minutes will bring you to the huge cairn at the top. Summit furniture includes a trig pillar and another pillar adorned with a direction indicator for local points of interest. We had fog all the way up with a thick covering on top but after we sat down for some refreshments, it started to burn off to reveal superb views - the views rival those of the Mournes with Clermont Cairn and the Cooley range clearly visible. Give yourself some time to explore the extensive ridge - I particularly recommend taking a walk across the ridge north to the superb lake but beware, it's very boggy in places. Pretty straightforward trek back down, kids found a newt which raised great excitment. All in all, a very enjoyable experience - will try the ascent from the main car-park sometime in the future and would like to spend some more time on the summit on a clearer day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/3377/
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