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West Clare Area
Maximum height for area: 391 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 365 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 51, 52, 57, 58 For all tops   Highest summit: Slievecallan, 391m
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Abbey Hill Hill Cnoc na Mainistreach A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Mainistreach [logainm.ie], 'hill of the abbey') Clare County, in Binnion List, Bedded & massive fossiliferous limestone Bedrock

Height: 240m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 51 Grid Reference: M30110 10369 This summit has been logged as climbed by 79 members. Recently by: omurchu, conormcbandon, harry66, lw24, shaunkelly, JMarc, Cathal-Kelly, bossyboots, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, carofurey, Dessie1, On-the-hills, TommyV, chalky
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Longitude: -9.045096, Latitude: 53.139534 , Easting: 130110, Northing: 210369 Prominence: 165m,   Isolation: 5.5km
ITM: 530075 710400,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AbyHl, 10 char: Abbey Hill
Bedrock type: Bedded & massive fossiliferous limestone, (Aillwee member (lower))

The name refers to Corcomroe Abbey, which is located on the south side of the hill, near Bell Harbour (Bealaclugga). Walks: for a walk to the summit of Abbey Hill and around the N slopes, see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 43-50, or Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 24-25.   Abbey Hill is the 1294th highest summit in Ireland. Abbey Hill is the most northerly summit in the West Clare area.

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Straight forward ascent over limestone slabs .. by group   (Show all for Abbey Hill)
 
route suggestions and loop walks .. by fkaatje   (Show all for Abbey Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Abbey Hill in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: Clints and Grikes
 
Karst landscape at its finest
by wicklore  18 Jul 2014
The Burren is a 300 sq km region of Co. Clare which is famous for its karst landscape. This manifests itself as magnificent endless exposed limestone plateaus, rocky hills and dramatic natural clean-cut steps and stairs and blocks of rock. Beneath lie breathtaking cave systems that are still being explored. While walking on the plateaus one encounters these ‘blocks’ of rock which are called ‘clints’. The cracks or fissures between them are called ‘grikes’. These require care as the rock of the ‘clints’ can be fractured and displace, and an unplanned step into a ‘grike’ could result in a leg or foot injury.
Abbey Hill shows these clints and grikes at their finest and they allow for an entertaining ascent from the start. In places trees and tangled bushes grow out of the fissures whcih makes the descent in particular to the north very interesting in plaes! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1009/comment/17556/
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A snowy April morning. .. by JMarc   (Show all for Abbey Hill)
 
Left car at St. patricks Church and walked from .. by Buny Clare   (Show all for Abbey Hill)
 
Easy hike with the added bonus of some great scen .. by Damian120   (Show all for Abbey Hill)
 
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