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Cooley/Gullion Area   Slieve Gullion Subarea
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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 364 members. Recently by: Murray-Tucker, markmjcampion, 21yearsgone, whoRya, declanohagan, colmdoggett, tmsr, Turlo143, DelStewart, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, thomas_g, Reeks2011, lw24, tomodub
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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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The 'twin towers' of the trig pillar and a direct .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Sherlock1 on Slieve Gullion, 2009
by Sherlock1  3 Jan 2009
Followed madfrankies advice (above) but parked outside a wonderful white cottage on Ballard Road. Did not have to proceed as far as wood, Through the gate and follow the green road. Its a nice route and not strenuous. A good one to get you back in the game after seasonal excess. The surrounding countryside make this worth the trek with good views to Dundalk Bay. Also worth the trek to see South Armagh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/3501/
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Most people start at the carpark high up the moun .. by stephenfarley   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Loop from Forest Park Car Park .. by nkenealy   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
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