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West Clare Area   Cen: Ennistymon Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 51, 52, 57, 58 
Highest place:
Slievecallan, 391m
Maximum height for area: 391 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 365 metres,

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Clifden Hill Hill Clare County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Grey siltstone & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 189m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 57 Grid Reference: R25270 89532
Place visited by 11 members. Recently by: Krzysztof_K, JohnRea, FrankMc1964, conormcbandon, Jamessheerin, wicklore, chalky, TommyV, sandman, eamonoc, Fergalh
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Longitude: -9.112529, Latitude: 52.951703 , Easting: 125270, Northing: 189532 Prominence: 102m,  Isolation: 6.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 525239 689570,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ClfdHl, 10 char: ClfdnHil
Bedrock type: Grey siltstone & sandstone, (Gull Island Formation)

Clifden Hill is the 1417th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Clifden Hill  in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: Summit Trig
 
Well Protected.
by sandman  18 Aug 2014
Looking at OS57 it looked a short walk over farmland to the summit R2526789531 starA from where i parked at R2545788670 starB but i was wrong this trig was well protected with forest that left the walk a lot longer than i had first planned. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1306/comment/17622/
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Only if you must!
by Jamessheerin  5 May 2017
Tried it from the East as an alternative to Sandman's route; very sorry I did! Started at R2579389608 starC followed track west. When it ended it left no alternative but enter the trees. Bad experience... if the "Donald" was to climb this hill he would describe it as "a very bad hill". Then he would build a wall around it. He would be right to do that. This hill is only for the list tickers. I climbed a few more hills that day just to wash away the memory of this one! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1306/comment/18907/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Clifden Hill  in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: Looking down on Lough Inchiquin
Didn't bag it
by TommyV  5 Jul 2019
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten metres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my car and went to Corofin for a not well earned coffee. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1306/comment/20214/
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Easier route
by JohnRea  14 May 2022
Parked at the entrance R2483590154 starD and walked the forest road to R2495689664 starE and we then went east along the forest road and went south through the mature forest towards the trig point. Half way between the road and the trig point there is a significant swart of wind fallen trees that proved difficult to navigate, we had scramble over some and crawl under others. For the return we found a much easier route going west and then north.

I recommend parking at R2483590154 starD, following forest road to R2495689664 starE and then the line of the trees south until you see/meet the forest boundary ditch around R25048944 starF, follow that east and you cant miss the trig point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1306/comment/23513/
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