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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 381 members. Recently by: Dee68, LorraineG60, Daingean, Juanita, AidanP, annemariebbrenna, LorraineG, eejaymm, Hadleigh, johnballinger, paulmcquaid, Helenha, danifergie87, Franky, theredyin
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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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Car park security
by peadarmc  6 Aug 2010
The security situation has improved greatly in recent years. At the bottom of the mountain the car parks are monitored by CCTV and locals are constantly on the lookout for dodgy characters. I live near the foot and have parked there hundreds of time without any problems. For those who are more cautious a good idea is to park at The Three Steps Pub and tackle Gullion from there - also a good excuse for a pint or two afterwards! There are many alternative routes to the summit but these are mostly only known by locals. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/5987/
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