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Achill/Corraun Area   Achill Subarea
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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Slievemore Mountain An Sliabh Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. An Sliabh Mór [GE], 'the big mountain') Mayo County In Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 671m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F65037 08669 This summit has been logged as climbed by 173 members. Recently by: pavelbodi, trekker, HillmanImp, tonychestnut, savage, la1ena, Moneenman, supersullivan, nickywood, dreilly, frankmc04, fingal, sandilandsn, millsd1, Innealtora
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Longitude: -10.059275, Latitude: 54.009582 Prominence: 582m,   Isolation: 3.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 465025 808669,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvmr, 10 char: Slievemore

For a walk visiting the deserted village and megalithic tomb on the S side of Slievemore, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk E.   Slievemore is the second highest mountain in the Achill/Corraun area and the 152nd highest in Ireland. Slievemore is the most northerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemore in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Slievemore rising above Doogort
 
Monarch of Achill
Short Summary created by wicklore, scapania  14 May 2011 Follow the road along the west side of Doogort strand until there is open mountain on your left hand side (around F669 090 (Point A)). There's a few places to park along this road, or further back at the beach. Once off the road, head for the base of the obvious ridge to the south of the corrie and follow an intermittent path along the heathery, rocky ridge until, after 650m or so of climbing, the summit ridge is reached. The summit trig point is about 200m to the west of the top of the ridge. Either retrace your steps or, for a longer walk, follow the west ridge down to the deserted village at F632 074 (Point B) and back along the road to Doogort.
Point A: F669 090 Point B: F632 074

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemore in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Slievemore montage
Boston comes to Achill via Mountainviews.ie
by Colin Murphy  24 Jan 2012 Followed the simple route in the short summary up along the south side of the ridge from Doogort. The terrain was steep but always firm and alternates between short heather, grass and boulders, some of which demand a bit of scrambling. Parts of the sharp ridge overlook plummeting cliffs, which could prove dangerous in poor conditions. Unfortunately the weather on the day deteriorated near the summit and denied us the reputedly wonderful views and we had to endure a near blizzard of sleet, which explains the spatterings of water on the accompanying shots. However we did encounter another lone walker, Doug, (on right of trig pillar in pic) who hailed from Boston and who had visited Ireland previously and enjoyed a number of hillwalks, his route facilitated he informed us by our website. So good to know mountainviews.ie is doing its bit to help the tourist industry in these troubled times! Slievemore also offered an interesting mix of cave openings, small gulleys, sheer cliffs and some spectacular scenery, despite the mist. One of the west’s finest tops.
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Picture: The highest theft in Ireland?
 
by wicklore  23 Mar 2009 simon3 shows the gold bauble on the trig pillar of Slievemore in his picture taken in March '08. Then Peter Walker refers to it in his post of October '08. Alas let me be the bearer of bad news-this photo, taken last week, shows the top half of the bauble missing. I doubt if it blew off. Judging by the graffiti covering the trig pillar, (and graffiti covering the bauble in simon3's picture) maybe it was only ever going to last a short while. A nice thought and effort from someone to put it there, and the usual human need for destruction displayed here too.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemore in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: The classic view of Slievemore
A thing of beauty
by paulocon  17 Jan 2013 Was lucky enough to spend a week down in Achill at the foot of Slievemore and took a few walks up this beautiful mountain. I completely fell in love with it and the surrounding landscape. For me, the only place to start the walk is at the far end of Sliver Strand in Dugort so you can enjoy that remarkable view along the strand and up to Slievemore towering over the beach. The route has been described already here and the climb, though steep, isn't overly challenging. Highly recommend dropping down the other side to the Deserted Village.

If anyone is interested, doing a series of articles on the 'Iconic Mountains of Ireland' and I featured Slievemore in the most recent one. You can see it at: http://www.walkingandhikingireland.com/walking-irelands-iconic-mountains-number-4-slievemore/
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Picture: The Easter Egg of Slievemore
 
by simon3  26 Mar 2008 Paddy Dillon [The Mountains of Ireland] includes Slievemore in a walk that goes over the Croughans and certainly that would be perfectly possible, however so far all of the contributors here as of March 2008 have described routes with just Slievemore as the target. One way to do it is to start from near the "Deserted Village" a line of decrepti stone built houses, now lacking roofs, which were abandoned around 1850.

Near there we met an interesting farmer who told us a bit about the area. At present Slievemore is owned by 557 people and is very much commonage. Around F 6382 0833 (Point C) (open to correction) there is a large white rock. From here, in penal times, a watch would be kept for the movement of the authorities. Mass was said in the Keem valley and warning could be given from this rock.

The photo shows the trig pillar as it is today, decorated with a firmly attached golden ball which must have appeared in the last year since Grayarea's pic of 2007 doesn't show it. What is the purpose of this giant bauble? My thoughts have ranged from a prankish gold painted buoy , through New Age replacement for the Mass to geophysical experiment. I haven't ruled out alien eggs either. Definitely a superior treatment of the largely redundant trig pillar, the species which have fared well as in the white painted one on Sugar Loaf near Glengarriff to cast down and broken as in Carnmore.
Point C: F6382 0833
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by PadraigC  4 May 2006 Traversing Slievemore from east to west must be one of the best ridge walks in Ireland. It is a fairly easy walk with tremendous views so the return on investment is great. With its position out on the west coast, the views north and south along the coast are very extensive. Perhaps Myles na Gopaleen had these views in mind when he wrote:

"Ag feachaint duit amach fuinneóg na láimhe deise, b'shiúd thíos uaith dúthaí mhaol ocrach na Rosann agus Gaoth Dobhair, Cnoc Fola thall agus Oileán Thoraigh amuí ag snámh mar luing mhór, abhfad i gcéin go taidhbhseach san mball a thig an spéir le fairge. Ag féachaint amach an doras duit, chífeá iarthar Chondae na Gaillimhe, slios mhaith de charraigreacha Chonamara agus amuí uait i bhfairge, Árainn Mhór, na tithe beaga geala i gCill Rónáin soiléir so-fheicse dá mbéadh an radharc go géar agat agus lá samhraidh ann. Ón fhuinneóig chlí chífeá an Blascaod Mór go lom doicheallach mar bheadh eascú uabhásach neá-shaolta ann, 'na luí go tláith ar bharr na dtonn; an Daingean abhus, na tithe ann cruinithe go dlúth le chéile."
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