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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
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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)
 
mindhealing on Slieve Elva, 2009
by mindhealing  15 Dec 2009
I walked this hill on A clear December day from the south-east. A road runs up to the masts and then it was flat across the bog towards the north and the trig point. Good views of the Burren, the Aran Islands and the mountains of Connemara. The lake marked on the OS map is very small (10*30 feet). Could this be the smallest lake to appear on the OS? A rusting turf cutting machine is abandoned up here, otherwise it is very quiet and untouched, in recent times. (I am reminded that the Burren was presumably tree covered at one time, so the 'pristine' nature of the landscape may be an illusion of sorts!). A faux trig point is positioned on the northern slope, which is about three times the usual size and made of loose stones. There is no indication of its significance, but it is very neatly built of stones that were carried some distance, and doesn't seem like the usual new age graffiti. Dropping down this slope there is a green road which makes a convenient walk out. It is very wet on top being bog and not Burren limestone. This circuit took 3 hours and was easy to moderate in effort. Given the soft terrain, it is good exercise. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/906/comment/4294/
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Boggy Burren .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
Spongy, even in dry weather. .. by garrettd   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
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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