Actually we didn't from the bottom to the top, there's 2 car parks and we drove up to the highest one and climbed from there..
But we did climb a little bit (about 2 hours climb, 2 hours descent) and it was a great way to celebrate Paddy's day.
Birdwise, Slieve Gullion was very quiet, some Skylarks, loads of Ravens, no raptors (that I saw).
At one time I counted 14 Ravens in a flock together, something I've never seen before. I thought Ravens were more solitary, especially around now, breeding season, so I'm presuming they were juvenile Ravens, too young to breed (Ravens wait 2 or 3 years to breed).
It was quite something to see 14 together.
|On a fine day you're supposed to be able to see Dublin bay from Slieve Gullion, the views were amazing.|
|Top of Slieve Gullion, Co Armagh. As far away from parades and pubs as you can get on Paddy's day.|
|I'm thinking fox dropping rather than raptor pellet, but feel free to disagree. I'm not sure a fox would be running around at the height I found this, but it matches a fox dropping more than any raptor pellets from what I can find.|