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

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COMMENTS for Slievecallan 1 of 1
Access? .. by Jamessheerin   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
Fine views, inbetween the mist! .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
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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