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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
Place visited by 93 members. Recently by: David-Guenot, DeltaP, melohara, scottwalker, LorraineG60, Aidy, eejaymm, Helenha, rleahy, Cobhclimber, sperrinlad, MichaelG55, daftgrandad, ckilm, bazmcmullan
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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 476th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gallion in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Starting point
 
Simple, unremarkable top
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  30 Jan 2014
Taking the A29 north from Moneymore, after a few hundred metres you will see the Tullynagee road on the left, signposted for S. Gallion. This road continues almost all the way to the summit of S. Gallion NE Top, but about 500m before you reach this, there are a couple of tracks leading off at a sharp bend in the road (Point 812 886 A), and room to park one car. Take the track heading SW, which is waterlogged in parts in winter. It meanders quite a bit but will take you almost all the way to the summit. It is also marked with posts along the way, which are a useful guide in mist. The summit is marked with a well-worn, 'leaning tower of Pisa' trig pillar. There is a memorial nearby to a walker called Ronnie Magwood, who passed away in the Sperrins in 2005. From car to summit takes less than thirty minutes. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/398/comment/5157/
 
.. by slemish   (Show all for Slieve Gallion)
 
Eastern promise in the Sperrins .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Gallion)
 
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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