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Slieve Gallion Mountain Sliabh gCallann A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh gCallann [DUPN], 'mountain of the heights') Derry County, in Arderin List, Basalt Bedrock

Height: 528m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H79855 87802 This summit has been logged as climbed by 85 members. Recently by: rleahy, Cobhclimber, sperrinlad, MichaelG55, daftgrandad, ckilm, bazmcmullan, Ulsterpooka, JoannaS, trostanite, jlbrooke, DenisMc, simoburn, CaminoPat, Fergalh
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Longitude: -6.761208, Latitude: 54.731854 , Easting: 279855, Northing: 387802 Prominence: 333m,   Isolation: 2.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 679786 887793,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv528, 10 char: SlvGln 528
Bedrock type: Basalt, (Basalt - andesite, tuff & shale)

Slieve Gallion is an isolated outlier of the Sperrins which dominates the western shore of Lough Neagh. The earliest reference to it is in AD 670 in the Book of Armagh where it is called Collunt Patricii, 'the height of St. Patrick'. There is a traditional song called Slieve Gallion’s Braes. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 150-52) for details of the festive assembly on Slieve Gallion. The names Tintagh Mountain and Glenarudda Mountain seem to refer to areas of mountain pasture on Slieve Gallion's slopes rather than separate peaks.   Slieve Gallion is the 477th highest summit in Ireland.

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Simple, unremarkable top .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Gallion)
 
.. by slemish   (Show all for Slieve Gallion)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gallion in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: memorial stone at summit
 
Eastern promise in the Sperrins
by gerrym  11 Feb 2014


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Slieve Gallion is the most easterly of the Sperrins giving definition to what is beyond for all those who gaze across Lough Neagh from the populous east. A dusting of snow on its top heralds the joys of winter there and beyond. It is a very accessible hill and one which has proved to be worth going back to time and again.

Park at entrance to Iniscarn Forest (833907 C) where there is room for several cars. Follow the forest track for a short distance and then the marked walk (right) through broadleaved trees, mainly beech and holly. This rejoins the forest track where an eye needs to be kept for a crossing point over stream on right. This leads to the forest boundary and a concrete water tank. Cross the fence and the steep NE flank of Slieve Gallion is straight ahead.

A fence heads straight for the top, initially with forest for company. There is a good 600 ft of steep climbing and the views grow with every footstep! This slope has given me great pleasure in kicking steps in deep drifts and in sliding on my bum for 200 feet for a quick descent.

The fence is crossed just before a large cairn on the NE top. Views stretch out over Lough Neagh to the Antrim Hills, Belfast Hills and the Mournes. Make way down past communication masts and along their service road. Most days there is no other soul up here but on some it is full of paragilders or sunday drivers - either day is good.

Follow the road for 10 minutes and then take the track off to the R which heads for the main summit. Views are dominated by the higher hills of the Sperrins to the W. Yellow topped marker poles guide the way at even intervals but not too obtrusively. The track is quite wet in places and eventually peters out at an old aluminium shipping container marked with "Belfast Steamship Co Container Service". This is a great place for lunch, especially on days with howling winds, rain or snow.

A fence is crossed courtesy of a milk crate either side and a sign welcomes walkers but promotes responsibility. Further makers bring the trig point in short time, 1.75 hours after starting. A memorial is erected here to Ronnie Magwood - I suppose there is no more fitting a place with vast views in all directions, the Bluestacks and Culcaigh being added to those already mentioned - the whole of Ulster basically.

The waymakers continue to Lough Fea, this would be a good traverse of the entire mountain for those with additional transport. There are a number of options for returning to Iniscarn. A straightforward retracing of steps is very satisying, especially if there is snow on the steep slopes. Following the service road further downhill and taking a series of beautiful and peaceful farmtracks. I have also followed the way to Lough Fea for a distance to reach the high and lonely road going through the 'Gap' which i walked back to the forest. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/398/comment/2480/
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Climbed 12.3.05 parking on grass verge on a high .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Gallion)
 
I walked Slieve Gallion yesterday (Saturday) and .. by mcna   (Show all for Slieve Gallion)
 
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