Hiking Slieve Gullion in Northern Ireland

I’m a big hiker, but I assumed walking would be my main physical activity while I was in Ireland. That and hoisting pints of Guinness on a regular basis. Those 16 ounces constitute some sort of workout, don’t they?

But then a lovely local woman and friend of one of my tour-mates introduced us to Slieve Gullion, the highest peak in County Armagh, at about 1,900 feet.

Hiking Slieve Gullion in Northern Ireland

It was a windy scramble up the rocks to get to the top. Those two rounded formations are burial cairns.

Hiking Slieve Gullion in Northern Ireland

The reward after the hike.

I’m just getting back from a two-month stay in San Diego and have a ton to do to get resettled, so the next photos post will be longer. 🙂

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  1. Ron Hagg April 4, 2017 at 10:37 am #


    • deonne April 4, 2017 at 11:00 am #

      My pleasure, Ron! (I owe you an email. I’m getting resettled in Taos, but will respond in the next few days.)

  2. Lynda Pehoski April 4, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

    Hi Deonne,
    Yes those guinness beers are quite heavy, like a malted milk shake, haha!
    What a GORGEOUS PHOTO, I love how it ends up pulling your eye way down all the mossy green into the asure blue below and then all those many shapes of fairy~clouds like whip cream on top; wheres the cherry>>>>
    Thank you for sharing it with us!

    • deonne April 4, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

      Lynda – Thank you so much! The hike was definitely worth it for that photo. 🙂 (No worry about the typo.)

  3. Lynda Pehoski April 4, 2017 at 6:44 pm #

    Azure not asure

  4. Emilie Vardaman April 4, 2017 at 9:55 pm #

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    • deonne April 5, 2017 at 5:27 am #

      Thanks, Emilie! It was a beautiful day.

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