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Achill/Corraun Area   Achill Subarea
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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

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Height: 671m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22/30 Grid Reference: F65035 08669
Place visited by 252 members. Recently by: ochils_trekker, justynagru, geohappy, John.geary, Grumbler, GSheehy, Nabelfrianna, pmeldrum, ilenia, simon3, Roswayman, Atlanticstar, maszop, finkey86, arderincorbett
Island visited by 428 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 158th highest in Ireland. Slievemore is the most northerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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Great as an east-west traverse, returning by the .. by milo   (Show all for Slievemore)
Arrived at the deserted village at about 9:45 and .. by Grayarea   (Show all for Slievemore)
We climbed the western slopes from the deserted v .. by djouce   (Show all for Slievemore)
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southern man on Slievemore, 2006
by southern man  5 Dec 2006
Slievemore - 28 Nov 2006
What started out as a short ramble to view a Megalithic tomb ended up as a 3.5 hour scramble to the summit of Slievemore and back. We were booted and well wrapped up for our short stroll to the aforementioned tomb, which is located at the foot of Slievemore about 1km east of the deserted village.
The bulk of this mountain was imposing yet majestic in the November sunshine, winds were gentle so we just could not resist the temptation to get to the top. Our ascent from F655067 D took us due north and effectively into the face of the mountain whereas the approach along the ridge from the West would make for a far more gentle gradient.
We effectively followed the stream gulley that runs from the summit keeping east of it at all times. The going was very wet at all points but there was sufficient heather to provide grip for feet and hands. Some of the very steep sections required nothing less than a hands & feet scramble.
On reaching the summit we were surprised by the expanse of boggy ground that made up the crest of the ridge. It certainly looks like a much sharper ridge when viewed from ground level. The views north to Blacksod Bay and Belmullet were stunning as was the vista back over the mainland to the east. We had enjoyed the views to the south during our many short breaks on the way up. Nonetheless the views south of Clare Island and Inisturk in the distance, silhouetted by a rapidly sinking sun, were simply breathtaking.
All in all, an exhilarating way to spend 3-4 hours on a November afternoon. A word of warning however: the weather conditions change very quickly over Slievemore. It can be clear at one moment and shrouded in mist the next. Keep a wary eye on the horizon to the west (over Croaghaun) to see whats coming your way! Linkback:
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I first climbed this mountian in july this year w .. by abbey   (Show all for Slievemore)
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