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Cooley/Gullion Area   Slieve Gullion Subarea
Place count in area: 23, OSI/LPS Maps: 28, 29, 35, 36 
Highest place:
Slieve Foye, 589m
Maximum height for area: 589 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 494 metres,

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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 NI and in Ulster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 573m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J02476 20331
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Longitude: -6.43344, Latitude: 54.12185 , Easting: 302476, Northing: 320331 Prominence: 478m,  Isolation: 4.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 702405 820334,   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 351st highest in Ireland. Slieve Gullion is the highest point in county Armagh.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gullion (<i>Sliabh gCuillinn</i>) in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
 
Unforgettable place.
by hazyview  19 May 2015
Two of us climbed this in late April. Had difficulty reaching car parks but found a spot to pull in near where the road was blocked by a yellow barrier. Walked up the road past top carpark, & then up the stone path to the summit. Great views all the way up. On the windy summit we walked around the cairn to find the passage tomb entrance and stepped back in time about 5,000 years. Magical place, all round, and not a very difficult climb. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/322/comment/17998/
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I was on Slieve Gullion on 15 October 2005 but ea .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Gullion (Sliabh gCuillinn))
 
The 'twin towers' of the trig pillar and a direct .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Gullion (Sliabh gCuillinn))
 
Followed madfrankies advice (above) but parked ou .. by Sherlock1   (Show all for Slieve Gullion (Sliabh gCuillinn))
 
Most people start at the carpark high up the moun .. by stephenfarley   (Show all for Slieve Gullion (Sliabh gCuillinn))
 
Loop from Forest Park Car Park .. by nkenealy   (Show all for Slieve Gullion (Sliabh gCuillinn))
 
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