Slieve Gallion 528m mountain, Sperrin Mountains Ireland at
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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 98 members. Recently by: ilenia, eamonoc, arderincorbett, Lauranna, cduddy, David-Guenot, DeltaP, melohara, scottwalker, LorraineG60, Aidy, eejaymm, Helenha, rleahy, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -6.761177, Latitude: 54.731872 , Easting: 279855, Northing: 387802 Prominence: 333m,  Isolation: 2.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 679788 887795,   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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Simple, unremarkable top .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Gallion) Picture about mountain Slieve Gallion in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The trig pillar on top of Slieve Gallion
by slemish  30 May 2010
I had heard before that the views from this mountain were great on a clear day. So with excellent visibility today I decided to set out for Slieve Gallion following mcna's route up the Tullynagee road from Moneymore and parked at a little lay-by near the top of the mountain (811885 B). You are already at an altitude of 450m at this point. Follow the track south-west over gently sloping ground up towards the trig pillar which is visible from the parking spot. Thanks to the recent good weather the ascent was dry which was a bonus as I was wearing trainers. There is one fence to negotiate before reaching the trig pillar at 528m which was looking fairly weatherbeaten. Despite being at such a high altitude there was almost no wind to speak of. It was warm and incredibly calm and peaceful at the summit so I lingered for a good twenty minutes drinking in the views. And what views! I could go on for some time listing the various summits which are visible on a day like today but instead all I will say is you can see practically the whole of Northern Ireland. In fact, mountains in seven different counties were visible as I could clearly make out the Donegal Bluestacks. To the north-east I could just glimpse the hills of Islay through the haze. I would suggest that this mountain has some of the longest views in Ireland. Couple that with the easy climb and it makes Slieve Gallion a must to bag if in the area. Do the NE top as well because it's even easier. Total trip up and down from the car - about 40 minutes. Trackback:
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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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