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West Clare Area   NE: Burren East 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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Mullagh More Hill An Mullach Mor A name in Irish The Big Summit Clare County in Munster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List, Visean limestone and calcareous shale Bedrock

Height: 180m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 52 Grid Reference: R32849 95545
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Longitude: -9.001081, Latitude: 53.006699 , Easting: 132849, Northing: 195545 Prominence: 50m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 532813 695578,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlg180, 10 char: MlghMore
Bedrock type: Visean limestone and calcareous shale, ()

It featured very largely in the Irish psyche and culture back in the nineties on account of the controversy surrounding a proposed interpretive centre. During & after this long debate, Mullaghmore became central in our attitude to the environment, specifically the preservation of wilderness, access   Mullagh More is the 1428th highest place in Ireland. Mullagh More is the second most easterly summit in the West Clare area.

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Iconic hill with waymarked ways.
Short Summary created by simon3, aidand  11 Oct 2017
There is a way marked route up this iconic mountain. To get to the start drive out of Corofin in the direction of Kilfenora. After less than 2 miles turn right at a sign for 'Kilnaboy Church and School'. Drive 3 miles up this road until you reach a parking area on the right. There is a choice of way-marked routes from here. Father Ted's house is a mile further up this road.
Allow about 2.5 to 3 hours. Linkback:
The Way Nature ought to Be?
by Pepe  17 Mar 2015
Uninterpreted, that is - except by the individual on his or her walk? If you were to ask people in general to name a mountain in Clare chances are they would name this one. It entered public consciousness in a big way back in the nineties over a controversial plan to build an interpretive centre. The plans were shot down so now it stands in all its natural glory, untainted by the diggers and shovels. And what a glorious place it is: limestone rocks full of grykes that shelter the Burren's famous flora and fauna, and while you're there take a short hike up Sliabh Rua, which has even more interesting limestone whorls than Mullaghmore.
Getting there is easy. Turn right off the R476 Corofin-Kilnaboy road and drive a few miles into the Burren National Park. Stop the car or bike at a map & info board on your left. The path takes you down around Lough Gealain and then up along a landscape that looks like it belongs to another planet. Linkback:
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Picture: UP AND OVER
by Buny Clare  12 Oct 2017
As we advance in years some of us do not put the same effort in planning as we would have In previous years. I had climbed Mullaghmore on two previous occasions (see 10/6/2016) Last Friday I was joined by two friends. Actually, it was not my original intention to climb this hill , I was going to bypass Mullaghmore in my stage walk from Limerick to Ballyvaughan. However, I was determined to show my pals the magnificent scenery from the peak. We travelled by car to Cooloorta first as this was the area where I had previously finished a stage of my Ballyvaughan trek. For a few reasons we decided not to climb Mullaghmore from this Eastern direction and travelled by car to the usual popular Southern route , where we would also have an option to climb Knockanes after reaching the Mullaghmore summit
Commencing at approximately 13.00 hrs ,all went well but the weather was poor when we reached the peak ,it was wet with very little wind. We discussed our three options: the first was to return on the same route, the second (marked) to circuit the Hill , the third to walk to the base of Knockanes (680m) and then if the weather improved we could climb to the peak and return to our car via the road on the west side of the Hill or walk on to Carron where another car awaited. We selected the third option . Without a track, I can only describe the going as difficult on the slippery limestone pavements . At approximately 15.30 we were at the Base of Knockanes and as it was still raining and cloud appearing over the Hill , we decided not to climb but to try and locate the track leading from the road to the Hill. I had seen this track on an old Burren map.. Once we located this track we could easily reach the road . NOT SO EASY !!!!.We could not locate the track. We could see a farmer a few hundred metres in front of us taking his cattle up the Hill so we decided it might be wiser not to proceed further north. I now believe the track was probably very close to where the farmer was taking his cattle. Anyway, we decided to walk over very rough ground to try and reach the road . We could see Father Ted’s house in the distance and we assumed the road was adjacent . We got, with difficulty, to within a few hundred metres of the meadow which would have taken us to the road. Here we made a wrong decision ,instead of trying to walk through the hazel trees to reach the fields and the road, we decided instead to walk back south and try and make our way over to the east in order to re-join the The Mullaghmore track,. After almost 2 hours of difficult walking which included having to climb down a 20 foot gully, cross a stream and scramble with difficulty , up the opposite rocky face , we eventually reached the Mullaghnore track and arrived at our car at 18.15…A challenging day! BUNY CLARE Linkback:
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The Burren.
by sandman  15 Apr 2015
Mullagh More situated on the eastern side of the Burren National Park the hill is a swirl of contorted limestone and is one of the most impressive landmarks in the Burren.
The National Park has three well marked trails,Green Red and Blue with information provided on the trail board at the start of the routes where there is also ample parking R3147594356 starA The Blue trail which is a loop walk will take you to the summit (R3285095545 starB), easy walking app 5km in length taking app 2 hrs allowing time to take in the spectacular views across Clare, and not forgetting Fr Ted's house. Linkback:
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Picture: The Burren's Feral Goat herd
Acting the goat...
by Colin Murphy  7 Aug 2019
Besides the fascinating landscape, one of the most interesting sights were the wild goats wandering around relatively close to the walkers. I saw as many as 20, and they've obviously gotten used to humans as they didn't particularly shy away from us. I took the trouble to look them up later, and apparently they are Feral Goats, descended from domestic populations brought to Ireland around 4,000 years ago.They have specially adapted hooves which have spongy pads and a thick layer of skin on their front knees, which greatly assists their climbing. I also discovered that goats have rectangular pupils, that more people in the world eat goat meat, drink goat milk and eat goat's cheese than any other animal including cows and chickens. And my last goat factoid - in 9th Ethiopia, a century goat herder called Kaldi saw goats behaving more energetically after eating from a particular bush. He tried it himself and felt awake and full of energy - his goats had just discovered coffee! Linkback:
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a very relaxing day in the burren but watch your foot
by Buny Clare  10 Jun 2016
Climbed on the 27th May 2016 . Not much to say about route as it is waymarked .Its worth an effort to climb this hill as the scenery is very good and unusual, Got some excellent photos, Linkback:
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