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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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I walked up Slieve Gullion on Friday 12th Februar .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
madfrankie on Slieve Gullion, 2003
by madfrankie  27 Mar 2003
Most folk probably do Slieve Gullion from the Forest Park to the south, but you can also make an easy ascent from the north. The Ballard road crosses the northern slopes in a east-west direction, and you can park at it's highest point.
Through a gate a track leads across farmland and up onto heathery slopes. Iron arrows point the way as the track weaves up the hillside. On reaching the North Cairn you quickly pass the tiny Calliagh Berras Lough. Beyond here the track disintegrates, but the way ahead is obvious. A gentle ascent brings you to the summit's large burial mound with trig pillar and directional plaque (with rather optimistic pointers to the Slieve Blooms and Iron Mountains!). There is a low entrance to the burial chamber on the western side which is worth the crawl.
Returning by your ascent route takes about 2 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/399/
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