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Camlough Mountain 423m,
2003, 6km
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Gullion Area   SE: Ring of Gullion Subarea
Place count in area: 11, OSI/LPS Maps: 28, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Gullion, 573m
Maximum height for area: 573 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 478 metres,

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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 NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Granite, granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 423m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J04951 25301
Place visited by 87 members. Recently by: Beti13, archmeister, eflanaga, Andy1287, Kirsty, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, ElaineM76, melohara, dregishjake, dregish, Hoverla, trostanite, PPruzina, briankelly
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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 second highest hill in the Gullion area and the 842nd highest in Ireland. Camlough Mountain is the second highest point in county Armagh.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Camlough Mountain (<i>Sliabh gCuircín</i>) in area Gullion, Ireland
Picture: The easy route from the mask to the top
Great views of Newry and Carlingford Lough
by dmcdevitt  5 Jul 2011
Parked at J05415 23936 starA, and walked up the road through the forest till we met the masks, This is a lovely walk in the evening but a big mistake is to continue walking along the road after the mask till the 90Deg corner then start the climb to the summit. It’s just difficult on foot with marsh and long grass, A better route as we found coming back is to follow the track around the back of the masks which leads up to the top of the hill. Recent gorse fires have made walking on this easy but the black charcoal dust gets into your eyes and cloths. Up and down, you'll complete this in 1.5 hours Linkback:
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Paths to the summit
by eejaymm  8 May 2017
We started at the same spot *A as mentioned previously. This was a lovely walk in beautiful sunshine and we quickly reached the masts *B. Going round to the right side of the compound the track can now be easily seen as it seems to have had a lot of quad activity on it. Half way up the final summit peak the path reaches a T junction - turn right here! we went left but still had no problems but path peters out! Amazing views from the top on such a beautiful day! on leaving you can see yellow arrows painted on rocks and yellow tape on various posts and more arrows on rocks which lead you down a more defined path to join the other "quad" track. Unfortunately on way up you can't see these! At the top we met several locals who just walked up the northern flank of the mountain. Took me 90mins to get to the summit with rucksack full of radio gear and having had a knee replacement! Linkback:
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Picture: South Armagh's finest
tsunami on Camlough Mountain, 2007
by tsunami  14 May 2007
Hey! I can see my house from here! Just another aspect on Camlough for those of of you who aren't bored of it already. You can see clearly here how Camlough and Slieve Gullion are closely related. Camlough is after all the highest peak of the hills which form the Ring of Gullion - a ring dyke intrusion caused by volcanic uplift.........zzzzzzzzzzzz - well thats for another website, and will be explained by someone who actually knows what they are talking about. the picture shows the village of Bessbrook in the forground and Camlough Mt with the army still in residence with Slieve Gullion behind. The long shoulder to the right is Keggal Mt which I mentioned earlier. Linkback:
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