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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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Slieve Elva Hill Sliabh Eilbhe A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Eilbhe [logainm.ie], 'mountain of Eilbhe') Clare County, in Binnion List, Grey siltstone & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 344m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 51 Grid Reference: M15059 04412 This summit has been logged as climbed by 74 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, ahogan, wildwoman, shaunkelly, MichaelE, millsd1, Geo, grzywaczmarcin, omurchu, curus_lulus, Miranda, TommyV, chalky, Flatout, liz50
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.268367, Latitude: 53.083836 , Easting: 115059, Northing: 204412 Prominence: 339m,   Isolation: 5.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 515027 704444,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvElv, 10 char: SlvElva
Bedrock type: Grey siltstone & sandstone, (Gull Island Formation)

The summit of Slieve Elva is geologically quite different from its slopes, this being the only place in the heart of the Burren where the layer of shale above the limestone has not been eroded away. This shale cap makes the top of Slieve Elva surprisingly boggy, and therefore it tends to be explored only by determined peak-baggers. An entry for A.D. 239 in the Annals of the Four Masters records the seven battles of Eilbhe (Mount Elva) by Cormac, son of Art, son of Conn of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland. Walks: for a route on the NE slopes of Slieve Elva, see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 20-29; for one including the slopes of Slieve Elva with Gleninagh Mountain and Black Head, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 22-23.   Slieve Elva is the second highest hill in the West Clare area and the 1058th highest in Ireland.

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Beautiful Views but BEWARE of BOG .. by wildwoman   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
I walked this hill on A clear December day from t .. by mindhealing   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
Boggy Burren .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
Spongy, even in dry weather.
by garrettd  15 Oct 2013
Climbed this summit as part of a backpack. We camped at the holy well about 1km to the north of the summit beside a green road contouring around the northern fringe of the peak. The ground is very soft and although reasonably dry, it took great effort to trudge through spongy moss and heather. There is very little exposed limestone on Slieve Elva, unlike some of the other peaks nearby such as Gleninagh or Cappanwalla. I would avoid this area after heavy rain if at all possible. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/906/comment/15230/
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Climbed Slieve Elva yesterday 08/1/09. Left car a .. by buny clare   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
Sunny day in the Burren. .. by Buny Clare   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
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