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Moylussa Mountain County Highpoint of Clare, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Fine & some coarser greywacke Bedrock

Height: 531.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 58 Grid Reference: R64844 75928 This summit has been logged as climbed by 218 members. Recently by: paulmcquaid, JulianT, danifergie87, Franky, theredyin, Lauranna, maike, AdrianneB, ciaranr, declanohagan, William-J, johnballinger, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, Mushhaze
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Longitude: -8.522358, Latitude: 52.833506 , Easting: 164845, Northing: 175928 Prominence: 501.64m,   Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 564802 675967,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Myls, 10 char: Moylussa
Bedrock type: Fine & some coarser greywacke, (Slieve Bernagh Formation)

Two tops of same height, the second at R651755. This is the highest point in Co. Clare.   Moylussa is the third highest mountain in the Shannon area and the 466th highest in Ireland. Moylussa is the highest point in county Clare.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Moylussa in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Moylussa from the south west
 
The county highpoint of Clare
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, jackill,  8 Apr 2015
Turn off the main road at R68750 76075 A, Ballycuggeran Woods, and follow the good forestry access road to a carpark , room for 10 cars. Make your way by various forest tracks to R66095 75400 B, follow the track leading into the forest heading roughly east here.
Exit the forest at approximately R 65800 75500 C onto rocky track. Go uphill on this track turning north at the top forest edge and steeply around to the east again before the track ends at the edge of a bog. Cross about 1km of bog to the small summit cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/5149/
 
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Picture: New path up Moylussa
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by Jaak  11 Feb 2013
There is good news for anyone planning to climb Moylussa, as the dreaded forest track, which has been described in horrendous detail by many contributors, has been replaced by a new path. It is presumed this work was carried out by Coillte. If you are climbing from the Ballycuggaran forest side, drive up to the car park via the forest entrance, which is opposite the marina and nearby UL activity centre. Follow the East Clare Way until the trail turns left off the main forest track, at the top of a ridge. Continue straight on the forest roadway and walk up the next hill. When the path turns left, the new Moylussa track is on the right hand side – R 661 754 D. Follow this path uphill and continue on it when you reach the gates that lead onto the mountainside. This path will take you virtually all the way to the summit. The path runs along the right hand side of a fence for a period and as you gain height the path switches to the left. This is quite boggy terrain and it is best to walk along the edge of the path, rather than stay on it. When the ground levels off, you are quite close to the summit – a series of posts with plastic streamers lead you there directly. If you don’t spot these, the fence runs to the right hand side of the summit and then circles behind it. In clear weather you will have no bother at all spotting the large summit stone – otherwise its easy to GPS the short distance from the fence. Any finally, for anyone wishing for a cup of coffee or something stronger when they finish the climb, the Piper’s Inn is open again. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/14916/
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New summit marker
by hansumstranga  25 Nov 2013
I hadn't read the review below but was equally delighted to discover the new path made up of stone/shale. As described it takes you all the way to the summit. I had turned off a bit earlier and went to the two points as described in the brilliant 'Ireland's County High Points' by Kieron Gribbon, before checking out the new stone marker to discover a different high point marker approx 150m to the north. Fair play to Coillte who must are obviously responsible. This was my final 'county high point' so it was nice to see that Coillte had improved this route. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/15265/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Moylussa in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: The Boggy Path leading up to Moylussa
 
murphysw on Moylussa, 2005
by murphysw  19 Dec 2005
This is the first mountain I’ve climbed where I’ve met an unwelcoming landowner. I had decided to attempt to climb the mountain from near R652737 E around the area on sheet 58 called Aillemore. The road was really bad with nowhere to park so I was driving away from the mountain when I came upon a tractor traveling towards me. I hailed the driver and asked him could he suggest anywhere to park around the area and if he knew was it ok to climb the mountain. I was promptly told that ‘no one was climbing that mountain today’, before going on to say he was sick of scramblers driving through his fences, and that he and two other farmers had decided to call a halt to walkers on their land. He said he owned all this side of Moylussa and he was glad that he had met me at the bottom as he recently had chased 8 walkers up ‘his’ mountain and told them to leave. He wasn’t in the least aggressive but he did seem at the end of his tether so I decided not to push the matter. I asked him if he owned the summit area too and was there any way up the mountain. He had lightened up considerably by now and said there was a way up by Glenvagalliagh mountain or I could park at the marina just north of Killaloe and go up by the forest path, and then he went off again talking about his grievances and saying that only a fool would climb a mountain on a day like this (it was a bit cloudy). To be fair he gave me directions on how to get to Killaloe. Anyway I did the mountain the next day and thanks to walter hollicks for his directions which I found a useful in getting up this rather unpleasant mountain. I have a couple of additions to his directions which may be of use. Just before the marina at R688760 F you will see the entrance to Ballycuggaran forest park. You can actually drive up this a short distance where you will find an ample car park, nicely away from the main road and prying eyes! You follow the East Clare Way from here. Walter Hollick also mentions the path to the summit after the firebreak. It is important to emphasise the true awfulness of this though. It literally is knee deep in mud in places and it would be a good idea to bring a pair of wellies with you. Other than that take it very slowly and bring a stick with you to catch your inevitable slip-ups! I thought you actually have to take this path as the mature forest on your right is impassable and the new plantation on your left is barb wired off. However on the way down I went through the plantation as the barb wire is only intermittent. After you pass through the double gates you will have to cross the barb wire fence to get to the summit. Watch out for the small boulder set in the ground under the fence near the summit which you can use as a stile. Overall, I enjoyed the first part of the walk which goes through a forest park, which is so typical of south east Clare. The second part of the walk was terrible, what with the boggy path and the dump of a summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/2094/
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Sparkey on Moylussa, 2004
by Sparkey  15 Sep 2004
Moylussa /Slieve Bearnagh is my "local walk & can also be accessed amongst other places from Kilbane & from behind Broadford village. Follow walter_hollick's directions but stop & enjoy the view after climbing over the gate ...lough Derg stretches away below to Killaloe. Veer left along the very boggy path ( loose word there !!! ) to Cragnamurragh. Where there is a nice place just below the triangulation point for a cuppa .... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/1183/
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Picture: the new trig point?
A long way from Clare to here
by lightoffoot  4 Jun 2012
Just completed Moylussa on Saturday 2nd June. There is now a trig point at the top with a cast iron plaque fastened onto a boulder approximately one metre tall. the unsightly collection of scaffolding poles, corrugated iron and generators are still there, the trig point is about 150 yards further on. I've been trying to attach a photo of it to this comment but can;t seem to do so Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/6844/
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