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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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murraynolan on Slieve Gullion, 2010
by murraynolan  13 Feb 2010
I walked up Slieve Gullion on Friday 12th February & found it to be a pleasant walk with great views from the summit.

As I saw no-one else from the time I entered the park to the time I left I parked right beside the turn off from the forest drive to the path up the hill. (I was also paranoid about theft so I didn't hang about and took about an hour or so door to door.)

The visibility was just slightly restricted, though I was still delighted to be able to see Lambay Island to the south, I imagine on the clearest of days the views are fantastic.

All in all this was a lovely hill. Once out of the light breeze the silence was complete and the well preserved passage tomb only adds to the enjoyment.

I would suggest that even if you aren't going to walk the hill the forest drive loop would make for a nice side trip if you happened to find yourself in the Newry area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/4400/
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