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Achill & Corraun Area   N: Slievemore Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW 
Highest place:
Croaghaun, 688m
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Slievemore Mountain Achill Island Island An Sliabh Mór A name in Irish (Ir. An Sliabh Mór [GE], 'the big mountain') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammitic and semi-pelitic schists Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 671m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F65035 08669
Place visited by 289 members. Recently by: elizauna, eflanaga, abeach, ryanguinness10, Haulie, adgrenna, nupat, Beti13, tryfan, derekfanning, walkingireland, Ianhhill, Mark1, ppatten, magdaklim
Island visited by 502 members.
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Longitude: -10.059522, Latitude: 54.009659 , Easting: 65035, Northing: 308669 Prominence: 582m,  Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 465009 808678,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvmr, 10 char: Slievemore
Bedrock type: Psammitic and semi-pelitic schists, (Slievemore Psammitic Formation)

For a walk visiting the deserted village and megalithic tomb on the S side of Slievemore, see Siúlóidí Acla, walk E.   Slievemore is the second highest mountain in the Achill & Corraun area and the 157th highest in Ireland. Slievemore is the most northerly summit in the Achill & Corraun area.

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Picture: The rocky section of Slievemore's east ridge
Peter Walker on Slievemore, 2008
by Peter Walker  18 Oct 2008
If you're the kind of person who can't bear to waste the few hours before your flight back to England from Knock, then Slievemore is a very useful beast. When stood on the beach at Doogort the east ridge soars somewhat alluringly into the sky, and my decision to do this rather than Nephin seemed vindicated, so with time at a premium I went lightweight: just a camera, a map/compass and a Mars Bar. Walking along the coast road to the north-west, it's straightforward to quickly take to the slopes of Slievemore (670089 starA) and work round to the ridge. This proves to be an easy climb, steep but short (sea level to 2200ft in not much more than a mile), no continuous path (lots of intermittent ones) but with the ridge well defined there are no navigational issues. The rocky sections conspicuous from below prove easy when reached, but provide some decent foregrounds for slightly melodramatic photos. The only real disappointment is that the summit isn't at the top of the steep part, a short walk over a plateau being necessary to gain it. But the gold bauble makes up for all that, surely? Oh, and the gloriously spacious views. If descending by this route watch out for crevices in the rock which could marmalise folk who aren't wise to their presence.

A cracking little climb at the edge of the world, with much to commend it. Linkback:
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csd on Slievemore, 2004
by csd  18 Oct 2004
The reason at least five hours is required can be been seen from this shot, showing the sheer bulk of Slievemore, taken from the SE. The deserted village milo mentions is above the lake visible to the left of the shot. Linkback:
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mcarvill on Slievemore, 2005
by mcarvill  1 Sep 2005
Slievemore Before Breakfast.

I Set out at 6:00am from Dugort (The old settlement opposite C of I Church entrance). The summit was in the clouds. Decided to climb to the shoulder. Crossed the lower slope of the mountain without following any particular route and converged on visible path along the Eastern ridge. I followed this to the shoulder spur.

Arriving at that point I noticed that the summit was clear and that the cloud base hade risen. I followed the same path to the summit. 1 hour 15 Mins to the top. Views from summit spectacular. I descended by same route and was back at my guesthouse for breakfast at 9:30! After this on-the-spur-of-the-moment climb many told me that this was the "difficult route". It may be the most difficult but is also the shortest and the driest. The biggest danger I saw was the fact that the surface turf could give way under your foot, dropping your leg into a sheep shelter hole. I could imagine one breaking ones leg this way as the turf can get a vice like grip on your calf. There are steep drops to your right as you climb and to your left as you descend. Clearly this climb should only be attempted in good visibility. I have Garmin GPS track from this climb if anyone would like to have it. Linkback:
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and Deserted Village walk.
by corrynor  17 Apr 2012
Not much more to be said that has not already been said. I Followed the simple route in the short summary up along the south side of the ridge from Doogort. The terrain was steep on the way up but the views where stunning and even better when arriving at the top. After taking in the views I walked on down the south side and finished at the "Deserted Village" abandoned around 1850 when the landowner increased the rent beyond the means of the poor people living there. Linkback:
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Picture: Almost At The Top
Views As Good As You'll Get
by Aidy  3 Aug 2015
Just back from a week on Achill, and as soon as I knew that's where we were going, Slievemore and Croaghaun were of course in my thoughts. I set aside one day to do both, and set off early in the morning for Slievemore, starting from the car park at the cemetry and deserted village. I set off north up the steep, open hillside, heading for a prominent rocky outcrop. There was a bit of scrambling there, before turning east and going up the more gentle slope to the top. I was lucky with the weather, being in the sun most of the time, but with fairly dramatic clouds at times, meaning the views were out of this world. Beaches and ocean on most sides, with Croaghaun and Minaun also looking striking. The photo was taken near the top, looking down over Keel Lough and Keel Beach, to Minaun, with Clare Island beyond. Linkback:
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Picture: The deserted village with Slievemore in the background.
The famine village.
by TommyV  4 Nov 2018
This hike starts from sea level so all 671 meters are felt on the steep ascent from Duggort. Follow the road past the Slievemore Hotel for a few hundred meters before heading out onto the mountain at F66874 09094 starB. It's a steep climb West for two kilometers to the summit. At the summit it's a pleasant descent to the deserted village on the South side of the mountain where you will join the deserted village trail at F63257 07270 starC. The last leg of the hike is West, then South West along the trail finishing at the strand in Dooagh, a mysterious beach that vanished years ago and has now reappeared! Linkback:
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