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Moylussa Mountain County Highpoint of Clare, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Fine & some coarser greywacke Bedrock

Height: 531.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 58 Grid Reference: R64844 75928
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Longitude: -8.522358, Latitude: 52.833506 , Easting: 164845, Northing: 175928 Prominence: 501.64m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 564802 675967,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Myls, 10 char: Moylussa
Bedrock type: Fine & some coarser greywacke, (Slieve Bernagh Formation)

Two tops of same height, the second at R651755. This is the highest point in Co. Clare.   Moylussa is the third highest mountain in the Shannon area and the 466th highest in Ireland. Moylussa is the highest point in county Clare.

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Picture: On the summit of Moylussa with Lough Derg in the background in Co.Clare
 
Hugh Potential for Clare
by cgrif  14 Dec 2012
We climbed Moylussa on December 1st 2012. I am from Barefield, Co.Clare and I did research beforehand to see where Clare's Highest Mountain was and it turned out to be here. We parked in the Coillte car park and there are good parking and road facilities there to cater for the trucks transporting the tree logs. It was a lovely climb and highly recommended. The view over Lough Derg is amazing and is well worth seeing. I came across the rubbish and half burned batteries which have been talked about here. I decided to do something about this on my return.

I wrote an article to the Clare Champion newspaper about my experiences and lodged a complaint with the environment section of Clare County Council which they investigated. The authority also appreciated that this matter was brought to its attention with a view to improving the view of the area for mountain climbers and tourists.

A council spokeswoman outlined the authority spoke to the some of the land owners who said this waste was originally dumped between 25 and 30 years ago.
The authority was told two radio enthusiasts used a mule to transport radio equipment up to the top of the mountain with the intention of setting up a radio mast, which failed and they subsequently never removed this material. Even though this land is in private ownership and the council doesn’t have any legal responsibility, the council pledged to work in co-operation with the landowner to remove this material from the site.

We should be humbled and honoured that tourists have chosen County Clare and Moylussa, being Clare’s highest mountain and the mountain should be promoted and supported as another untapped tourist attraction.

I intend to visit again in a months time to see if anything has been done and would appreciate if anyone climbs Moylussa in the mean time, to update us on any positive events.

A copy of the article can be accessed here...http://www.clarechampion.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12683:rubbish-undermining-tourist-potential-of-moylussa&catid=64:south&Itemid=56 Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/14893/
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Sparkey on Moylussa, 2004
by Sparkey  15 Sep 2004
Moylussa /Slieve Bearnagh is my "local walk & can also be accessed amongst other places from Kilbane & from behind Broadford village. Follow walter_hollick's directions but stop & enjoy the view after climbing over the gate ...lough Derg stretches away below to Killaloe. Veer left along the very boggy path ( loose word there !!! ) to Cragnamurragh. Where there is a nice place just below the triangulation point for a cuppa .... Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/1183/
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walker_hollick on Moylussa, 2004
by walker_hollick  13 Sep 2004
I climbed from the east. Park in a layby on the west side of Lough Derg, about a mile or two
north of Killaloe. Follow markers for East Clare Way through forestry plantations. When the East
Clare Way turns left and sharply downhill, continue straight ahead and look out for a firebreak on the right before the track starts going downhill. Walk along the firebreak which ends very quickly
in a clearing. You then need to turn right to find a rough track which goes uphill between newly planted trees and mature forest. At the end of the track go through a double gate and follow a fence uphill through moorland. After a few minutes cross the fence and bear left uphill to reach the summit. This is marked by a variety of poles of different lengths and what appears to be the remains of a corrugated iron shed.

Overall a rather tedious route - I suspect there are better ways of reaching the summit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/1179/
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Picture: View of Killaloe+Ballina
PaddyOBrien on Moylussa, 2006
by PaddyOBrien  10 Jan 2006
This was the first time I attempted a Hill or Mountain climb. I enjoyed the experience, a great way to work off the Christmas Day excesses!
I, along with two companions, headed for the top at 10AM on St Stephens Day. We parked outside the UL Activity Centre and headed up a small road.This road is approximately 80M at the Scariff side of the entrance to the Car Park mentioned in other posts. Using an OS Map, we followed the Public road for approximately 20 minutes.As it turned right and sharply down-hill, we left the road and followed a walk-way uphill(This really gets the Heart pumping!) We followed,in general,walker_holics directions,along with the OS Map, until we came to the Fire-break. This had recently been cleaned out and was extremely wet.We made a temporary bridge with some tree-branches that were cut from the fire-break.
When we had a clear view of the top, we noticed two Walkers who had reached the top and were heading home. I took a few pics when we got up there. I attach one with a view of Killaloe and Ballina. I will add another picture at a later date of the fire-break that was posted by murphysw, taken from the top,including the gates mentioned in walker_hollics directions.
It was a beautiful day for a climb,we wore walking boots and didnt see any requirement for wellingtons. Perhaps, after a lot of rain, conditions could differ.
There were some great views of Killaloe,Tipperary,Lough Derg and Ardnacrusha from the top. I have a couple of nice pics with puffy clous below us as we relaxed at the top. Its a terrible pity that the remains of the shed,generator and batteries have been left there. Mind you, its a good indicator that one has reached the top, as its very flat and there are a few areas that seem to be a little higher all around, though, when we got to one, it looked lower than the area we had left.One word of caution. It can be quite cold at the summit. The cool wind that blew in from the Lake had us perishing within minutes!
The climb back down is a lot easier on the body, a perfect way to "Warm-down" after the exertions of the climb up.
Overall, I enjoyed the experience, though as I stated at the beginning,it was my first climb. Having nothing else to compare it with, my comments may mislead other more seasoned climbers. I hope to clime it again in the future, this time with a UV Filter on my camera. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/2140/
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Picture: New path up Moylussa
 
Update
by Jaak  11 Feb 2013
There is good news for anyone planning to climb Moylussa, as the dreaded forest track, which has been described in horrendous detail by many contributors, has been replaced by a new path. It is presumed this work was carried out by Coillte. If you are climbing from the Ballycuggaran forest side, drive up to the car park via the forest entrance, which is opposite the marina and nearby UL activity centre. Follow the East Clare Way until the trail turns left off the main forest track, at the top of a ridge. Continue straight on the forest roadway and walk up the next hill. When the path turns left, the new Moylussa track is on the right hand side – R 661 754 A. Follow this path uphill and continue on it when you reach the gates that lead onto the mountainside. This path will take you virtually all the way to the summit. The path runs along the right hand side of a fence for a period and as you gain height the path switches to the left. This is quite boggy terrain and it is best to walk along the edge of the path, rather than stay on it. When the ground levels off, you are quite close to the summit – a series of posts with plastic streamers lead you there directly. If you don’t spot these, the fence runs to the right hand side of the summit and then circles behind it. In clear weather you will have no bother at all spotting the large summit stone – otherwise its easy to GPS the short distance from the fence. Any finally, for anyone wishing for a cup of coffee or something stronger when they finish the climb, the Piper’s Inn is open again. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/14916/
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aidand on Moylussa, 2003
by aidand  24 Jun 2003
The top of Moylussa is flat, boggy and non-descript with no obvious summit. The map shows 2 separate 'peaks' both listed as 532 m. By my reckoning Moylussa is the highest point in Co. Clare - though I've seen Glenagalliagh listed as the highest despite it being about 200 feet lower? There is an easy ridge walk across to Cragnamurragh. However it can be very boggy in wet weather. The views should be excellent but on 3 separate climbs I've yet to get clear weather. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/568/
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