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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: -6.433485, 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 353rd highest in Ireland. Slieve Gullion is the highest point in county Armagh.

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Sleeve gullion security .. by peadarmc   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Please note if you are intending to go from the u .. by evelyn   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
We approached from the south on a very foggy Augu .. by csd   (Show all for Slieve Gullion)
 
Audi-Anne on Slieve Gullion, 2009
by Audi-Anne  26 Sep 2009
Sat 26th Sep 09: We decided a 2 hour drive warranted a decent walk and therefore didn't use the mountain tracks. We parked on the B134 at about J00601950 B.Lots of houses about and plenty of space for a couple of cars. We had an unwilling walker who remained with the 2 cars and read her book. She was approached a few times and told about cars being vandalised here regularly and it frightened her. Anyway, the 4 of us were happy the cars would be safe! We took a straight route to the summit but this involved diabolical terrain , herds of goats, and 2 descents!! Also within yards of entering the forest we almost had a cliff to climb. It was only a few metres but extremely steep. After this the only difficulty was that we had a lot of heather and gorse which was thigh high in places. Luckily as we neared the top we met 3 lovely climbers who told us we were near the top and could follow the path down. The mist had just descended so our view was gone before we got to the top. The passage tomb is fantastic and we did enjoy the day immensely. The steep bit was even trickier on way down. Whole thing took us 3 hours... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/4142/
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