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Sheeffry Hills Area
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,   Summits in area: 8,   Maximum prominence for area: 707 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Barrclashcame, 772m
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Barrclashcame Mountain Barr Chlais Céim A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Barr Chlais Céim [PDT], 'top of Clais Céim or the trench
of the step')
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Height: 772m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L84951 69515 This summit has been logged as climbed by 107 members. Recently by: oldsoldier, Moneenman, dreilly, Cobhclimber, Oileanach, davnet, Tran, Colin Murphy, turfymccloud, dtlibra, Aongus, taobear, EdepOmoh, frankmc04, FintanO
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Longitude: -9.741179, Latitude: 53.662877 Prominence: 707m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 484926 769533,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brclsh, 10 char: Brclshcm

Clashcame is a townland name, interpreted by John O'Donovan as Clais Céim, 'trench of the step'. This seems to relate to the name Cuscamecurragh, which on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) refers to part of the high ridge of the Sheeffry Hills (see Tievummera). Clashcame is situated at the western foot of this ridge. Barrclashcame is the top part of the townland. Previously Clashcame in MV. Walks: for a route along the main E-W ridge of the Sheeffry Hills, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 62-63.   Barrclashcame is the highest mountain in the Sheeffry Hills area and the 61st highest in Ireland. Barrclashcame is the second most westerly summit in the Sheeffry Hills area.

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Picture: The steep, rocky ascent from the north west
 
Spectacular scramble
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  24 Jul 2013 Parked at viewing point lay-by at L824 699 (Point A) (Point B), which is marked by a memorial to the Doolough Tragedy. We headed directly east for 1.5km towards the North West Top, and the ground starts to rise sharply almost immediately and is tough going - long grass hiding multiple holes etc. It eases somewhat after a couple of hundred metres and the terrain is more navigable, short grass and rocky underfoot. Having ascended the NW Top, which is directly on route, turn SE for 1km - the going is grassy but firm (at least in summer). After dipping to about 520m it starts to rise again, gently at first, but then very steeply. There is also a large rocky ascent for about 100m at point L844 694 (Point B) which spectacularly overlooks Doo Lough, and you will need to scramble up this, and which could be dangerous especially in poor conditions. After that the real climbing is done, as you turn NE for a gentle ramble of 500 to reach the summit cairn, which, a little disappointingly after the earlier spectacle, sits amid a broad, featureless grassy area. From car to summit 2.5 hours (in unrelenting heat.)
Point A: L824 699 Point B: L844 694

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by weedavie  24 Jul 2003 I parked just where the farm road crosses the river a few hundred yards in from the Doo Lough junction. From there I followed the road three miles or so over the watershed and climbed to the Tievnabinnia south ridge after the last forestry. The ridge has a fair number of peat hags but not the troublesome sort. Finding Tievnabinnia on the plateau could be tricky in poor visibility and maybe not worth doing. In good visibility it shows you the Reek and Clew bay and going west from it you’re on a three mile amble through heaven. First to the South you get Ben Gorm. Then the 12 Pins appear. You haven’t much up or down but the navigation would have to be good in mist. The lochan halfway along makes a good accuracy check. A narrow ridge connects the last two tops but it’s not a challenge. It’s worth going right to the end of the summit plateau to get the full view of Mweelrea’s corries. The descent is easy with more fine views. Trip was under 5 hours but I’d no food, friends or camera. Just enthusing about the panoramas could add an hour.
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Picture: Part of the fantastic Sheeffry ridge
by wicklore  10 Sep 2008 This photo, taken from near the summit of Barrclashcame, shows the ridge between Tievummera and Barrclashcame. The cliffs below Tievummera can be seen beyond the ridge in the foreground.
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Picture: Barraclsahcarne from Mweelra
 
by gerrym  13 Apr 2009 Clashcarne is a massive hill with steep green slopes rising from near sea level at Doo Lough. I reached from the col with Tievummera (see for previous part of east to west traverse) by quite a narrow little ridge and a short climb above steep southern slopes. The top is flat with short grass and there is a small cairn with views back along northern flanks of preceding hills. A short walk to a little upright stone finds the western end of the Sheefrys and perhaps the best views of the whole range - across Doo Lough to Mweelra (see pic). Voices could clearly be heard floating up from cars parked on the road over 700m below but there was no one else up here and you just felt on a different world.You could spend the whole day here just taking in the view stretching from Doo Lough to Finn Lough between the steep slopes of Ben Gorm and Mwreela and across across Killary Harbour to the 12 Bens. To the north and west the ocean is dotted with numerous islands. I dropped down NW to take in the North West Top over some very steep and rocky ground requiring use of hands - just under an hour there and back up. To ascend off the hill drop down south over relentlessly steep ground which is slippery in places. The view down into the valley and across to Ben Creggan helps to ease the strain on the legs as descend heading for one of the two bridges over the Glenummera River - I contoured down east for the second bridge but was able to cross the river easily before this. It is then a walk of just over 3 miles back to the starting point at the forest entrance above Tawnyard Lough. I did not see anyone else on this traverse of the Sheffreys and would thoroughly recommend it as a full day but only when the weather is good.
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by rmilne  13 Oct 2004 After coming off Ben Gorm well soaked, I drove the few minutes to the base of this hill. The obvious layby had a sign saying parking for fishermen only, so I parked on the beach through a gap in the wall. Weather was still heavy rain and high wind, feet still soaked.
I walked along the private road and past the 'hotel'. No idea if that was allowed or not, but very handy and with the rivers in spate due to the rain seemed the safest option. I then worked up the ridge. Broad and pleasant (ignoring the wind and rain). Greeted on the summit plateau by 50mph wind driven rain and had trouble walking. Used the GPS to zoom in on the summit. (1 hour 5min up) Found a small cairn at L84976 69514 (Point C). Photo shows my backpack with the summit cairn. What isn't obvious is that my pole is jammed in the cairn and the 'sac is looped over the pole. Otherwise it would have blown away!
Point C: L84976 69514
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by simon3  24 Sep 2004 The visualisation shows the wild ridge of the Sheefrys from the NE. The area to the north is mostly rough moorland. Data, dating from year 2000, from Nasa.
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