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Camlough Mountain 423m,
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Cooley/Gullion Area   Slieve Gullion Subarea
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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 61 members. Recently by: Murray-Tucker, markmjcampion, stevebullers, martyk90, PPruz, Ulsterpooka, Pepe, jimmyread, M_K_90, Garmin, Miranda, eamonoc, whoRya, chalky, atlantic73
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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 835th highest summit in Ireland. Camlough Mountain is the second highest point in county Armagh.

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Army Dreamers .. by group   (Show all for Camlough Mountain)
 
Whilst being an enjoyable viewpoint on its own, C .. by tsunami   (Show all for Camlough Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Camlough Mountain in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Cooley Mtns from Camlough
 
Calm on Camlough
by gerrym  11 Sep 2010
Used the high forest entrance (054239) which has parking at side of road. The forest road certainly makes an impression running straight as a die with walls at either side, wondering if there is something more than the pine trees ahead. The communication masts are visible here, peeking out above the trees.

The forest shade was a welcome break from hot sunshine as i passed trees of honeysuckle. The road meanders up the hillside coming out into a large area of clearfell, where ripe blackberries had to be eaten as i looked over to Slieve Gullion. With height the Cooley Mtns, Carlingford Lough and Slieve Martin come into view.

Leaving the trees it is a short walk to the communication masts - one has an impressive five padlocks all in a row! The summit itself is now visible across a sea of mature heather, a discernable track heads off from behind the first comms station. A few maker posts show the way but it is heavy going and the track can be easily lost in the deep heather. A final steep pull brings the summit itself.

The summit has the remains of a large wooden cross. Views are impressive over Cam Lough to Slieve Gullion, the Cooleys ending impressivley with S Foye, the Mournes from Slieve Martin all the way to Slieve Donard, away N & W to Lough Neagh and the Sperrins, the Belfast and Antrim HIlls. More immediate civilisation brought the busy A1 and Newry but in reality it was a world away.

Return was exactly the same route, taking just over a hour of walking with a few stops added on. A quiet hill with plenty of interest and recent history and stunning views to reward the effort. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/724/comment/6092/
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This magnificent little mountain was off limits t .. by tsunami   (Show all for Camlough Mountain)
 
Another Sunday adventure on NI Railways with a Tr .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Camlough Mountain)
 
I parked at J05415 23936 D, the southern sta .. by csd   (Show all for Camlough Mountain)
 
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