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For the mountain in Washington, United States, see Church Mountain (Washington).
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Church Mountain / Slieve Gad
Sliabh gCod / Sliabh an Chodaigh
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Church Mountain from the south
Highest point
Elevation 544 m (1,785 ft)
Prominence 129 m (423 ft)
Geography
Location Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Parent range Wicklow Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid N948012
Topo map OSi Discovery 56

Church Mountain, also called Slieve Gad (Irish: Sliabh gCod / Sliabh an Chodaigh, meaning mountain of the covenant), is the westernmost of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. It is 544 metres (1,785 ft) high. At the summit are the remains of a large ancient cairn of pagan origin. This cairn was partially destroyed and a small building, apparently a church, was built on it in the Middle Ages. Pilgrims formerly climbed the mountain during the festival of Lughnasa to visit a holy well on the summit. The mountain lies roughly halfway between Hollywood to the north and Donard to the south.

Coordinates: 53°03′12″N 6°35′13″W / 53.05334°N 6.58697°W / 53.05334; -6.58697


There is another Church Mountain in Whatcom County, Washington State, USA. It lies in the extreme northwest section of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest north of Mount Baker. The national forest link to the trail on this Church Mountain is http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPwhQoY6BdkOyoCAPkATlA!/?ss=110605&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=FSE_003853&navid=091000000000000&pnavid=null&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&ttype=main&pname=Mt.%20Baker-Snoqualmie%20National%20Forest-%20Home

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