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West Clare Area
Maximum height for area: 391 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 365 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 51, 52, 57, 58 For all tops   Highest summit: Slievecallan, 391m
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Slievecallan Hill Sliabh Calláin A name in Irish
also Mount Callan an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh Calláin [logainm.ie] , poss. 'mountain of the height') Clare County, in Binnion List, Sandstone, siltstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 391m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 57 Grid Reference: R14422 77360 This summit has been logged as climbed by 27 members. Recently by: MichaelE, jimbloomer, johnnyireland, chalky, TommyV, Fergalh, jlk, conormcbandon, dtlibra, taobear, jackill, sheilaterry, acorn, sandman, eoinmalone
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Longitude: -9.270725, Latitude: 52.840719 , Easting: 114422, Northing: 177360 Prominence: 365m,   Isolation: 3.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 514390 677398,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvcln, 10 char: Slvcln
Bedrock type: Sandstone, siltstone & mudstone, (Central Clare Group)

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 970th highest in Ireland. Slievecallan is the second most southerly summit in the West Clare area.

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New Comment: Access?
by Jamessheerin  14 Oct 2016
Was passing by yesterday and noticed the activity on the mountain. It is now a building site. Wind turbines are going in everywhere. Because of the forestry north and east access is limited to the south and west. All access roads south and west are now restricted to site traffic. I was informed by security that they couldn't stop me entering by foot but wouldn't recommend it or guarantee my safety! Was also informed that in 18 months when work finishes I could enter the area with no problems. I would take that with a pinch of salt. Derrybrien is severely restricted after the turbines went in. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/850/comment/18654/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievecallan in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: Slievecallan cutting route, trig off to R on summit.
Fine views, inbetween the mist!
by paddyhillsbagger  31 Jul 2011
Left car at forestry entrance on highest point on the R474 Ennis Milltown Malby Rd. R136756 A. Walked up tracks serving a house, small quarry, forestry, turf cutting and mast. After passing through a gate, I took a straight line up a cutting to left of forest. This is a steep short climb on rough terrain which leads to a very boggy and uneven summit plateau. Trig is to right or NE from this cutting route. The farmer I met says there is a track to the top, possibly to serve turf works, but I retraced my steps back down. Fine views were had when the mist cleared. Roughly an hour depending on tracks taken. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/850/comment/6448/
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Easy Walking
by sandman  30 May 2012
After spending some fantastic days walking in Clare i ended up last Saturday at Slievecallan,parked beside farmhouse R1516275644 B walked up farmers pass opposite used by numerous users ...keep left at T junction R1445876008 C cross over gate and follow pass till you meet main forestry rd ....head towards the trig on forestry and bog pass to within 50 meters of summit keeping mast on your right Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/850/comment/6837/
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