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Camlough Mountain 423m,
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Camlough Mountain Hill Sliabh gCuircín A name in Irish
also Slieve Girkin an extra name in English
(poss. Ir. Sliabh gCuircín [PDT], 'mountain of the (cock's) comb') Armagh County, in Carn List, Granite, granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 423m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J04951 25301 This place has been logged as visited by 63 members. Recently by: eejaymm, bryanjbarry, Murray-Tucker, markmjcampion, stevebullers, martyk90, PPruz, Ulsterpooka, Pepe, jimmyread, M_K_90, Garmin, Miranda, eamonoc, whoRya
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Longitude: -6.393784, Latitude: 54.166009 , Easting: 304951, Northing: 325301 Prominence: 288m,  Isolation: 5.6km
ITM: 704886 825306,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CmlgMn, 10 char: CmlghMntn
Bedrock type: Granite, granodiorite, (Newry Granodiorite Complex)

Summit situated in the townland of Cross. Had an army base on the summit, dismantled around 2001. The second element of Slieve Girkin is suggestive of cuircín, 'crest' or 'comb', which would fit well with the crinkly appearance of the summit when seen from Camlough, but no Irish forms have been found to confirm this.   Camlough Mountain is the 761st highest summit in Ireland. Camlough Mountain is the second highest point in county Armagh.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Camlough Mountain in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Craigmore Viaduct from Camlough Mountain
 
tsunami on Camlough Mountain, 2007
by tsunami  12 May 2007
This magnificent little mountain was off limits to walkers for nearly a quarter of a century until late 2006 when the British army vacated it's summit. The fact that the army spent so long encamped on the mountain is testament to the wonderful views it provides across the Newry valley into Co Down and across South Armagh. The lesser known name for the peak is actually Slieve Gherkin! It provides a similar yet totally different aspect to Slieve Gullion. At present it is a very worhwhile walk because the forest drive around it's southern side remains closed to traffic. It can therefore be a very peaceful if not terribly challenging day on it's slopes. I myself am from Bessbrook and have grown up with the view of this mountain engrained in my memory. For those of you who are not too proud to tackle the smaller hills - definitely come along and see what Camlough has to offer. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/724/comment/2688/
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