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West Clare Area , S: Ennis Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 14, all in Clare, OSI/LPS Maps: 51, 52, 57, 58
Highest Place: Slievecallan 391m

Starting Places (16) in area West Clare:
Abbey Hill, Ballyvaughan, Ballyvelaghan Lough, Ben Dash, Derroolagh, Feenagh, Fermoyle Cottage, Glenfort, Leimaphuca, Lough Gaelan, Murroogh, Murrooghtoohy CP, Slieve Callan Wind Farm, Slieve Elva, Slievecarron, Toberkieran

Summits & other features in area West Clare:
Cen: Ennistymon Hills: Clifden Hill 189m, Knocknalarabana 204m
NE: Burren East: Abbey Hill 240m, Bouleevin 222m, Knockanes 205m, Mullagh More 180m, Slievecarran 326m
NW: Burren West: Aillwee 304m, Gleninagh Mountain 316.1m, Slieve Elva 344m
S: Ennis Hills: Ben Dash 267m, Cloontohil 190m, Slieveacurry 255m, Slievecallan 391m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Ben Dash, 267m Hill
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, Clare County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Ben Dash is the 1248th highest place in Ireland. Ben Dash is the most southerly summit in the West Clare area.
Grid Reference R21180 71175, OS 1:50k mapsheet 57
Place visited by: 16 members, recently by: chelman7, Krzysztof_K, JohnRea, finkey86, FrankMc1964, eamonoc, Jamessheerin, dtlibra, conormcbandon, frankmc04, chalky, Miranda, TommyV, sandman, Fergalh
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.168968, Latitude: 52.786185, Easting: 121180, Northing: 171175, Prominence: 119m,  Isolation: 9.2km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 521147 671215
Bedrock type: Sandstone, siltstone & mudstone, (Central Clare Group)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BnDsh, 10 char: Ben Dash

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Picture: Ben Dash, the easy way!
Nutter Mountain no more!
by Jamessheerin 14 Oct 2016
Bad news for Peter1, good news for everyone else... this hill is no longer one for the nutter! A new phone mast and road to it has made this an easy one. Not that it was easy for me either! I didn't know about the road so took the difficult way in. Check out the accompanying map... just use the exit line for entry and exit. Park at A (R21998 71778). Take the right fork at B (R217 716). Leave the road going right at C (R21269 71092). The trig is an easy 100m. Or... just take the difficult way? Its great fun! Linkback:
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First ascent!
by peter1 2 Jun 2014
This is one for the enthusiast...or nutter. My excuse is that it was my 60th birthday and I wanted to bag an MV 'First Ascent'
Park just East of the start point of the GPS track where there is space for 2 cars. Follow the forest track and after passing the mobile phone mast, head into the forest to look for the trig. pillar - which is around one third the height of a 'normal' pillar.
On leaving the pillar, I headed East through the forest to pick up the forest track and back to the car.
Note: the forest is very hard work! In orienteering terms, it is 'fight'... Linkback:
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Picture: If you go down to the woods in Clare
A lowdown elusive Trig!
by eamonoc 4 Mar 2019
Visited Ben Dash on Sunday 24th Feb, parked as mentioned in previous comments, made way up track. . On the lower slopes of the hill there is a lot of construction work being undertaken, power lines I think. I counted 5 diggers there is a large area of forest cleared to makeway for the power lines. I found the elusiive trig without too mugh difficulty, anyone intending to visit Ben Dash might be best served to leave it till a Sunday. Linkback:
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Picture: To make this summit a little easier to find !
Take a dash off the track to the Ben of the same name!
by Fergalh 28 Nov 2022
On a recent stroll along the Mid Clare Way (Map 9) i took a dash off the track at the second of two communication towers (the smaller one !) to revisit Ben Dash. There is a track to the left (as you see it) of the green container....It fizzles out quickly but take a north north west bearing on soft ground through thinned out trees and climb a minor 5 metre ridge to summit. Here is a photo of the correct communications tower before the mad dash to summit ! Linkback:
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Picture: Lower slopes Ben Dash
Restday Sunday
by eamonoc 4 Mar 2019
Plenty of diggers about Linkback:
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