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.
Place Rating ..
, Clare County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Cloontohil is the 1415th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference R27294 82885,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 57 Place visited by: 13members, recently by: Krzysztof_K, JohnRea, paddyhillsbagger, FrankMc1964, conormcbandon, Jamessheerin, wicklore, chalky, TommyV, sandman, eamonoc, Fergalh, peter1
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There is boreen at A (R27257 82003) follow this up at least half the hill than proceed north east towards telecommunications tower. High point is slightly to the east of it Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1305/comment/17500/
Out of the mist and into the mast.
2 Aug 2014
Climbed on 17/7/2014. Started at B (R26643 83249), Forest entrance with parking for a few cars, no access issues. Followed good forest track for about 800mts took right fork uphill to edge of forest, followed forest edge to the right for about 100mts crossed into rough field to the left, mast appeared out of the mist. High point just above mast in field beside forest edge. Weather was dreadful no views to comment on. Distance from car to car approx 2.3km, time taken approx 35mins Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1305/comment/17580/
18 Aug 2014
The entrance for the access road to the mast is located at Derula (R27467 82104) and although the gravel road passes alongside farm buildings the farmer has no objections for you to drive to the mast as long as you close the one gate after you. As mentioned in the previous comment the summit is located on high ground in an adjacent field to the right of the mast as you approach.C (R27293 82884). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1305/comment/17621/
My nearest MV hill
14 Dec 2018
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway so it does not feel like it is a hill of any real elevation. eamonoc's directions are bang on. The forest does limit the view to one side of the hill, but the mast can be seen all over west Clare. I can only imagine what the views are like from up there. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1305/comment/20213/
Short walk to the hidden trig point.
14 May 2022
Parked at B (R26643 83249) and followed the forest road, taking right branch, to D (R27253 83179) then south until the track quality got soft, stepped into the forest and followed line of track further south until we could see the higher ground to the right in the forest, trig point is at D (R27253 83179). It was a short walk, car to trig point and back in 30 minutes.
Because of the trees there were no views once you are on the forest track but this hill is very close to the Mid Clare Way route and has a number of historic monuments in the area that are worth a detour. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1305/comment/23514/