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Slieve ElvaHillSliabh Eilbhe A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Eilbhe [logainm.ie], 'mountain of Eilbhe')ClareCounty, in Binnion List, Grey siltstone & sandstone Bedrock
Height:344mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 51Grid Reference: M15059 04412This 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.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/906/