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Ring of Gullion Audio Guides

Posted on: 15th May 2013

Mayor Councilor John McArdle launched the Ring of Gullion Audio Guides at the Slieve Gullion Courtyard just in time for the summer season. The launch was attended by the areas MP, MLA and local councilors as well as the local community and council officials who worked on the tour.

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LOVE AT A HIGH ALTITUDE

Posted on: 7th January 2013

Irish language enthusiasts from South Armagh and Co. Louth, who gathered to watch the winter solstice in a passage tomb on the top of Slieve Gullion (573m) on Sunday (Dec 23rd) witnessed an event of an entirely different sort.

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Winter Solstice – Setting Sun illuminates Slieve Gullion Passage tomb

Posted on: 25th December 2012

The Stone Age monument dates to between 4000 B.C. and 2500 B.C., making it up to 6000 years old. That could be 3000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and nearly 4000 years older than England's Stonehenge! Or as old as them anyway…The tomb is aligned to the setting sun at the winter solstice.

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