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5. The Ring of Gullion

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The Ring of Gullion


The Ring of Gullion is a naturally formed ring dyke of low lying hills that encircles the mountain at its core. People have lived here for more than six thousand years, and there's a rich heritage of remains and monuments.
 
On the rings western fringe is the Dorsey Enclosure, two huge earthen banks and ditch ramparts dating from the Iron Age, running for a mile either side of the old route to Navan Fort. Elsewhere are numerous dolmens and cairns, Christian relics and monuments from the plantation era.
 
Slieve Gullion, which dominates the southeastern corner of County Armagh, is one of the most mysteriously beautiful mountains in the country. A store of romantic legends is attached to it, especially concerning Cuchulainn, who took his name here after slaying the hound (Cu) of the blacksmith Culainn. Due south at Glendhu is where Cuchulainn single-handedly halted the army of Queen Medb of Connaught, who was intent on capturing the great bull of Cooley. 
 
The Ring of Gullion Address:
Ring of Gullion Office
O'Fiaich House
25 - 26 O'Fiaich Square
Crossmaglen
County Armagh
Northern Ireland, UK

The Ring of Gullion Opening Times:
All year round

The Ring of GullionAdmission:
Free

T  +44 (0)28 3086 8183

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