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SlievecallanHillSliabh Calláin A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Calláin [logainm.ie] , poss. 'mountain of the height')ClareCounty, in Binnion List
Height:391mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 57Grid Reference: R14422 77360This summit has been logged as climbed by 22 members. Recently by: Fergalh, jlk, conormcbandon, dtlibra, taobear, jackill, sheilaterry, acorn, sandman, eoinmalone, Caithniadh, FilHil, endamalone, frankmc04, paddyhillsbagger I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Slievecallan is an isolated peak, the highest in SW Clare. Given the altitude and boggy, infertile terrain, Callán/Collán is more likely to be the element meaning 'height' which appears in names such as Sliabh gCallann (Slieve Gallion in Derry) and Collann (Collon, Co. Louth) than coll(-án), 'hazel' . The monuments and place-names on the mountain were the subject of some considerable controversy in the late 18th and 19th centuries, when theories were advanced that rituals of pre-Christian sun worship took place here. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 193-201) for details of the festive assembly on Slievecallan.
Slievecallan is the highest hill in the West Clare area and the 863rd highest in . Slievecallan is the second most southerly summit in the West Clare area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/850/