Tag: Slieve Gullion

NIMRA – Slieve Gullion Hill Race Preview

The good people at the Northern Ireland Mountain Running Association have supplied us with a preview of their season-opener, a race on Slieve Gullion in County Armagh. Kick Off The season opener takes place on Slieve Gullion next Saturday (March 9th). The race is 6.9 Km long with 460 metres of climbing. It is an up and down affair and reasonably easy to navigate in all weather conditions. The Parcours The race starts from the forest park car park. As with most hill races you are climbing Read more [...]

Winter Wonderland: Snow on the Irish Mountains (Part 2)

A few weeks back, we asked you to send in your photos of snow on the Irish Mountains and we had a great response. Such were the number of photos submitted that we had to break the piece into 2 parts. Part 1 was published a couple of weeks back. The images submitted showcase the beauty and diversity of the Mountains of Ireland. The first shot comes from regular contributor John McGuigan, @IBGrizzly on twitter. John recently sent us in a shot from Shanlieve in the Mourne Mountains which was Read more [...]

The County Tops: Number 6: Slieve Gullion, County Armagh

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The County Tops of Ireland
In the latest article from the County Top Series, Paul O’ Connor takes a walk up Slieve Gullion to visit Ireland's highest surviving passage tomb making sure not to fall into the enchanted 'Lake of Sorrows' at the top of the mountain.  It seems that so many of the hills and mountains in Ireland are shrouded in myth and legend. From Slievenamon's connections with the Celtic underworld to the 236 leprechauns that reputedly still live and thrive in the Cooley Mountains, a huge part of the enjoyment Read more [...]