Saints and Stones: Slieve Gullion South Cairn (Sliabb gCullinn)
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The South Cairn is on the southern summit of Slieve Gullion (Sliabb gCullinn). It is a large stone cairn, which covers a Neolithic passage tomb, similar in plan to Newgrange. Located at a height of almost 1900 feet, it is believed to be the highest surviving passage tomb in Ireland.

The circular cairn is almost 100 feet in diameter and stands almost 15 feet high. It has a retaining kerb of large granite stones that cover an octagonal chamber, which is reached along a short passage. The passage is roofed with stone lintels, and the central chamber, although now partly collapsed, is corbelled.

About Slieve Gullion South Cairn (Sliabb gCullinn)

Mythical Ireland: Slieve Gullion
Megalithic Portal: Slieve Gullion
Irish Antiquities: Slieve Gullion Passage Tomb
Wikipedia: Slieve Gullion
Wikipedia: Passage Tomb

Journey to Slieve Gullion South Cairn (Sliabb gCullinn)

The Slieve Gullion South Cairn in County Armagh, No. Ireland may be accessed from the road to the Slieve Gullion Forest Park, which is five miles southwest of Newry. A signposted track leads up the mountain from the car park.

Ordnance Survey Map (J025203)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Slieve Gullion South Cairn may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at this website and at the General tourist information may be found at the Discover Northern Ireland: County Armagh website.

Additional Photos of Slieve Gullion South Cairn (Sliabb gCullinn)

Slieve Gullion in the Distance
Descriptive Sign at Parking Area Below Slieve Gullion
Approaching Slieve Gullion South Cairn
Approaching Slieve Gullion South Cairn
Slieve Gullion South Cairn
Entrance to Slieve Gullion South Cairn
Entrance to Interior of Slieve Gullion South Cairn
Interior of Slieve Gullion South Cairn
Interior of Slieve Gullion South Cairn
Looking Out from the Interior of Slieve Gullion South Cairn
Distance Indicator on Top of Slieve Gullion South Cairn


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