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Slieve Bloom Area
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,   Summits in area: 12,   Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 For all tops   Highest summit: Arderin, 527m
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Castleconor Hill Laois County, in Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 407m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N28165 02318 This summit has been logged as climbed by 34 members. Recently by: hivisibility, mountainmike, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, garrettd, Fergalh, eamonoc, millsd1, liz50, Geo, TadghKennedy, wwwalker, Peter Walker, aidand, Dessie1
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Longitude: -7.580565, Latitude: 53.07104 , Easting: 228165, Northing: 202318 Prominence: 32m,   Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 628108 702351,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cstlcn, 10 char: Cstlcnr
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

Castleconor is the 907th highest summit in Ireland.

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Trenches, Conifers and Cobwebs .. by group   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Castleconor in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Welcome to my Lair, said the forest...
 
wicklore on Castleconor, 2009
by wicklore  2 Mar 2009
I think the other contributers have summed up the experience of this hill rather nicely. The peaty bank madfrankie refers to is over 7 feet tall and is a barrier of slightly sloped wet turf-this is challenging especially if you are trying not to damage it in your frantic scrabbling for purchase. Of most interest to me was the strange fairytale forest that must be negotiated after heading up over the peaty bank. After following a brief firebreak, one must enter this ethereal world. Brilliant hues of green are everywhere as fronds of ferns or some kind of moss hang down in wispy threads from the branches. It was almost disorienting as the gaps between the trees filled in with these silent curtains. Thankfully I didn't get lost as the forest track and my car were only a few minutes walk down through the trees-the forest would have to find another victim to keep. As csd and madfrankie have said, watch out for the many hidden trenches and tussocks covered in deep heather at the summit. Other than that enjoy hopping about looking for the highest point of this uniform summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/796/comment/3617/
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One for all the family...the Sawney Bean family .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
There are two possible approaches to Castleconor .. by csd   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
The biggest challenge here is clambering up the s .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
This mountain is typical of so many of the lower .. by peterturner   (Show all for Castleconor)
 
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