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Camlough Mountain 423m,
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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
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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 840th highest in Ireland. Camlough Mountain is the second highest point in county Armagh.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Camlough Mountain (<i>Sliabh gCuircín</i>) in area Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Looking to the Mournes from the summit of Camlough Mountain
 
Army Dreamers
Short Summary created by JohnA, Peter Walker  4 Feb 2022
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little eminence set in splendid country.

Start from the minor road across the hill's southern flank at (J05415 23936 starA); a couple of cars can be cautiously slipped onto verges hereabouts. Follow the road (locked gate, so no vehicular access) leading straight into the forest: once under the leafy canopy it darts back and forth drunkenly in an attempt to mitigate the steepness of the slope. Just below the level of the conspicuous masts (at roughly (J056 246 starB) ) there is what looks like a large parking area on the left; at this point take a wide track also on the left that almost doubles back on the road. This soon bends round to meet the masts, and if you hug the right hand side of the first enclosure a track of sorts can be picked up heading towards the summit, clearly visible across a bit of a dip.

Said track is boggy and uneven and may well be lost if not followed diligently (especially on the final rise where it splits into several faint branches), but it should lead you to a final short pull through a ruined fence to the summit and its crowning cross. It is a magnificent viewpoint with the nearby masts a relatively minor eyesore when compared to Carlingford and Cam Loughs, Slieves Foye and Gullion, the Mournes, and the lowlands. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/724/comment/5483/
 
Whilst being an enjoyable viewpoint on its own, C .. by tsunami   (Show all for Camlough Mountain (Sliabh gCuircín))
 
This magnificent little mountain was off limits t .. by tsunami   (Show all for Camlough Mountain (Sliabh gCuircín))
 
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I parked at J05415 23936 A, the southern sta .. by csd   (Show all for Camlough Mountain (Sliabh gCuircín))
 
Another Sunday adventure on NI Railways with a Tr .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Camlough Mountain (Sliabh gCuircín))
 
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