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Mauherslieve Mountain Motharshliabh A name in Irish
(Ir. Motharshliabh [OSI], 'wilderness mountain') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 543m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R87323 61938
Place visited by 54 members. Recently by: TommyV, sandilandsn, FrankMc1964, Nakoz, ilenia, wicklore, peterturner, BarnaneGoat, markwallace, ckilm, Lauranna, PeakPaul, melohara, omurchu, jlk
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Longitude: -8.188285, Latitude: 52.7088 , Easting: 187323, Northing: 161938 Prominence: 268m,  Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 587276 661981,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mhrslv, 10 char: Mhrslv
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Also referred to as Mother Mountain in some sources, though this seems to have no basis. Locally also called Moherclea or simply Moher. A pile of stones at the summit is called the Terrot. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 214-15) for details of the festive assembly which took place on Mauherslieve at the end of June.   Mauherslieve is the second highest mountain in the Shannon area and the 435th highest in Ireland.

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Mother, this is hard work.
Short Summary created by jackill,  27 Oct 2010
Access from the forestry entrance at R858 652 A (Point A), room for 2-3 cars. Walk on an access road for about 2.5 kms to R86178 63100 B where you can make a short diversion to Foilduff.
Continue on the road, where much of the forest has now been felled,right at the first junction, after 7-800 meters you will see a rough ride going downhill to your right then continuing on up to Mauherslieve. It is boggy, but perfectly walkable. You will join a rough path rising uphill, at the highest point of this path head east for 200 meters to the summit cairn and trig. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/368/comment/5127/
 
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by TommyV  24 Nov 2018
What can I say about Mauherslieve? It really is one of those mountains that will have you asking yourself "What am I doing? Started out at the livestock pen mentioned by csd. It is important to note that the first 200 metres between the pen and the forestry entrance at R87768 63721 C goes through private farmland and while there is a road it's not fenced off and the day I went there were bullocks running around the field. Stay to the right on the forestry track and take the left track at R87467 63500 D. Follow this track for about a kilometer. You will see Mauherslieve on your left, keep an eye out for a break in the trees and that is the route to take.

There is a gap in the ditch at R86945 62605 E, and this is where the real fun/ordeal begins. From here you will have to cross 100 metres of the worst ground with felled trees, stumps, holes, pools of water, heather, tussocky grass and newly planted tress. I assume once these get a bit bigger this route will not be an option. Once you get to the break in the tress the underfoot does not improve much but with a bit of hard work you will soon be on the open mountain. There is a 500 meters of heathery boggy ground to contend with here before you reach the trig point at the summit. The day I climbed here, the open mountain was covered in fog so I can't comment on any views, but I will NOT be going back on a fine day to see them.

Purely for hardened summiteers, if you insist on doing this one, look for a better way up! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/368/comment/20209/
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Picture: Summit cairn/trig pillar and the view east.
csd on Mauherslieve, 2007
by csd  25 Mar 2007
Poor neglected Mauherslieve! Its out-of-the-way nature is part of its charm, the dog and I spent the afternoon without seeing another human soul, though we did spot a rabbit and two deer. We parked by a livestock pen at R880 638 F (there's room for a couple of cars), and then followed the track marked in sheet 59 through the forest as far as R869 626 G. Here the clear felling starts, so we turned left and made our way up to the summit without having to push through the dense pine.
The summit trig pillar appears to have been constructed on the ruins of an ancient cairn, a collapsed part of which forms a shelter from the wind. Nice views over to Keeper Hill and surrounding hills. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/368/comment/2646/
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oldsoldier on Mauherslieve, 2009
by oldsoldier  5 Oct 2009
John Keats wrote an ode to autumn which started "seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness" and these lines continued to invade my thoughts as I walked onto the summit of Mauherslieve last Fri 2nd of October 2009. On my trip out from Thurles through the country of my ancestors, the roads and lanes were weighted down by fruits of all kinds. the haw, crab apples, nuts, sloes and chestnuts. my way was shrouded in mist as I followed the paths up from the sheep pen as described by csd in an earlier article. I followed his directions and broke out onto the mountain from the forests at R87460 62394 H, there is a small indent in the forest on the map. From here there is a fence all the way to the summit. There is a small hole in the summit cairn that provides protection from the wind. A lovely three hour walk on a windy and wet morning. excellent Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/368/comment/4186/
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Nice views, solitude and spirituality
by BarnaneGoat  8 Jul 2017
Climbed this mountain during the week by taking a spur from the Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop, a way marked walking route that starts in Kilcommon village. I was surprised that the route to the summit was way marked for most of the way up. It ascends through forestry along a narrow trail before emerging onto boggy ground with a thin covering of small trees. Underfoot conditions are poor and the path is not distinct. The last few hundred metres is up through blanket bog. The summit itself is a low and pretty featureless dome shape but there is an interesting prehistoric cairn. At 530 metres, Mauherslieve has fine views in all directions. The mountain has mythical associations with ancient Celtic deities and thefestival of Lughnasa. Overall, not a huge challenge but rewarding views make it worthwhile. It is also very much off the beaten track so there is every chance you will have the place to yourself Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/368/comment/19588/
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Picture: Mauherslieve's trig pillar, with Keeper Hill in the background.
 
csd on Mauherslieve, 2007
by csd  25 Mar 2007
The final push up to Slievemauher is a wee bit tiring if you're out of shape: you have to lift your legs up high to get through the deep heather. That said, you can easily make the summit in about an hour if you park by the livestock pen noted in my other comment. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/368/comment/2647/
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