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Slieveanorra Mountain Sliabh an Earra A name in Irish
also Orra More an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh an Earra [DUPN], 'mountain of the tail/ridge') Antrim County, in Arderin List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 508m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D13400 26600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 93 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, stevebullers, ckilm, jimbloomer, jimmyread, trostanite, CaptainVertigo, jlbrooke, simoburn, JKelly, chalky, Fergalh, johnstna, Onzy, walker26
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Longitude: -6.225473, Latitude: 55.073759 , Easting: 313400, Northing: 426600 Prominence: 178m,   Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 713324 926583,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvnr, 10 char: Slvnr
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

The Battle of Orra, between the McQuillans and McDonnells, took place on this mountain in 1559. The McQuillans were Lords of the Route and the dominant clan of the region. The McDonnells were a family originating from Scotland who usurped the McQuillans' castles and land.   Slieveanorra is the 543rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieveanorra in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Slieveanorra as seen from nearby Slievenahanaghan
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Short Summary created by slemish,  18 Nov 2010
Slieveanorra is one of the most accessible of the Antrim Hills since its summit can be reached via gravel tracks. The easiest route up follows the Moyle Way south-west from the car park on the well-signposted Orra scenic route (D144277 A) whilst the much longer option is to approach fom the south through the vast Slieveanorra forest. This mountain is well positioned for long views to the Scottish coast and various isles as well as the Sperrins and the rest of the Antrim hills. The summit area is spoilt somewhat by the presence of two huge masts which are very much an eyesore. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/440/comment/5199/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieveanorra in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking north from Slieveanorra summit to Knocklayd and Rathlin
slemish on Slieveanorra, 2009
by slemish  23 Apr 2009
Despite being one of the easiest mountains to climb in this part of Antrim, Slieveanorra is one of the best for views. Trostan and Slievenanee may be higher but as they are so close together they block part of the view from each other. Getting to the summit of Slieveanorra is simple. Park at the lay-by where the Moyle Way crosses the Orra scenic route between Magherahoney and Cushendall (144277). Then it's a simple trek up the gravel track through the forest and over the open mountainside. The summit at 508m is marked by a small cairn behind one of the ugly masts. This afternoon was particularly clear and the views were majestic. Starting in the east the Donegal hills were clearly visible, then through the full length of the Sperrins. To the south, Slemish was peeking through the gap between Trostan and Slievenanee with the craggy outline of the distant Mournes behind. To the west, Lurigethan and Tievebulliagh but the best view of all was north to Knocklayd with Rathlin Island beyond and further still, the hills of Islay and the unmistakeable Paps of Jura to the right. Simply outstanding views and an easy climb. Total trip can be done in less than an hour. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/440/comment/3685/
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NICKY on Slieveanorra, 2007
by NICKY  8 Mar 2007
An excellent circular walk in which to include Slievanorra starts at the main road on the Northern side. Take the forest track directly opposite the Slievanorra track and follow it to the end. Then turn right along a lovely country road. When you come to the next junction turn left and left again. After 1,1/2kms there is a track on the right hand side. This will lead to the minor hills of Aghan, 372mtrs then Eshery 382 mtrs. Just head for the highest point and keep going in a straight line. When you have arrived on Eshery, Trostan will be visible straight ahead. Climb Trostan for the highest point in County Antrim. Next, come off Trostan on it's Western Side. It will lead you down to the posts of the Moyle Way, then a footbridge and finally to the road. Then turn right to follow the road until you come to the first forest track on the left. Take this track through Slievanorra forest to the end then turn left followed by the first right. This will lead out onto the open moorland. If you follow a faint track this will lead to Slievanorra's summit on the right hand side of the ugly hideous masts. Enjoy the views from my closest mountain. When ready to return to your transport just follow the service road on the Northern side of the mountain to it's end. Enjoy! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/440/comment/2635/
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simon3 on Slieveanorra, 2004
by simon3  16 Apr 2004
The summit of Slieveanorra definitely isn’t a wilderness experience. For a start it has two masts on it with associated buildings and it also has two roads. From the top a metalled road leads SE, whilst a well maintained dirt track leads NE. I approached it from the main road at D144277 (the NE side).

From the summit there is a good view of the windfarm on Slievenahanagan, some 5 or 6 km to the SW. At the summit there is a small ring of stones, overshadowed by the modern high tech structures. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/440/comment/930/
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