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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
Place 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 968th highest in Ireland. Slievecallan is the second most southerly summit in the West Clare area.

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Access? .. by Jamessheerin   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
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   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
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