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Maghera Hill An Machaire A name in Irish
(Ir. An Machaire [OSI], 'the plain') Clare County In Carn List

Height: 400m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 52 Grid Reference: R51800 91100 This summit has been logged as climbed by 19 members. Recently by: Fergalh, jackill, aidand, Onzy, acorn, conormcbandon, sandman, moggy40t, juliewoods, FilHil, Jamessheerin, moggy40, paddyhillsbagger, Bernieor, brenno
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Longitude: -8.71814, Latitude: 52.968812 Prominence: 345m,   Isolation: 15.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 551760 691135,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mgh400, 10 char: Maghera

Maghera is the 843rd highest summit in Ireland. Maghera is the most westerly summit in the Shannon area.

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Tar and TV
Short Summary created by aidand  1 Jul 2013 There is a large RTE transmitter on the top of Maghera with a tarred road up to the summit. There is room to park several cars at the, usually locked, gates at R529 897 (Point A). Allow just over an hour for the walk to and from the top. This is a pleasant enough walk through coniferous forest. During my visit there were large numbers of orchids in bloom on the roadside near the summit.
Point A: R529 897

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maghera in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: The road to the summit...and the exciting view from the summit.
 
by madfrankie  25 Aug 2009 If you like low undramatic hills covered in coniferous forestry, with an out-of-the-way vibe, than this is the place for you.
Being the lazy sort, I was a mite disappointed to discover the gates described by Salamander (grid ref R5295 8975 (Point B)) locked. So it was on with the boots and up the tarred road. We were soon into low cloud, but it wasn't long before the RTE transmission tower and buildings loomed out of the gloom. The unmarked summit is no more than a rise in the grass beside the tower. The low cloud reduced visibility, but I'm not sure we were missing much.
You should be up and down in about an hour.
Point B: R5295 8975
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maghera in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Maghera masts with residue snow
by paddyhillsbagger  17 Jan 2010 Unlike some other comments, I enjoyed the hike to the top of Maghera as it afforded a fine vista of the surronding hills all the way up and down the RTE road. I did get a bit of rain on the top but it soon cleared. An easy top to bag.
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by mkinane  27 Aug 2009 Its well worth walking up from the other side, as it has little planted foresty and great veiws over looking Galway and Lough Cutra Castle in the distance.
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by salamander  3 Feb 2008 Thought i might park at foot of the mountain and take the path up. Turns out there's a road all the way up to the mast on the top. Unfortunatly trees obscure any view, though i didn't have time to look around much. This hill was a bit of a let down.
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