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West Clare Area
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 51, 52, 57, 58 
Highest place:
Slievecallan, 391m
Maximum height for area: 391 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 365 metres,
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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 place has been logged as visited 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 971st highest in Ireland. Slievecallan is the second most southerly summit in the West Clare area.

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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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Fine views, inbetween the mist! .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
Easy Walking .. by sandman   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
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