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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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Jim Sheehan on Moylussa, 2003
by Jim Sheehan  30 Jun 2003
. Re aidand's comments on highest point in Clare, the half inch map gives Glenagalliagh, 1746 ft., as the name for Moylussa while Glenagalliagh Mtn, 1456 ft., is about a mile or so to the SSW. I have climbed Moylussa - so called locally as long as I have known it - from North, South and East, usually in summer, and have been rewarded with excellent views over Lough Derg to the East. I hope the old TV deflector remnants have been removed from near the summit by now. . Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/576/
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murphysw on Moylussa, 2005
by murphysw  19 Dec 2005
Moylussa's summit is a dump. It’s also very soggy. It has assorted rusted ‘things’ and wooden poles strewn about. When I climbed it the mist was sitting on the summit as opposed to enveloping it which was strange. The dumpsite isn't quite the highest point. It was very hard to pick out a highest point in the gloom. One of them is about 100m east of the debris, and the other is further north on the other side of a boggy path which is nearly impassable I’d say. I didn’t bother. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/2095/
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Picture: Squelch!
murphysw on Moylussa, 2005
by murphysw  19 Dec 2005
This picture sums up Moylussa. This is a boggy path which is to be found at the summit. Lovely. If you are going to climb it throw on the old wellies and give the hiking boots a rest! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/2096/
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Picture: Lough Derg on route to Moylussa
 
Last CHP of 2015
by paddyobpc  24 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 06 Sep 2015. Our last CHP of the year was Moylussa in Clare and again it was Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself on the walk. Blessed again with good weather the views of Lough Derg as we climbed above it were magnificent. The route we took was mostly a forest road except a bit of open mountain at the end. The top near the summit is very boggy and this was in early September so I expect it would be worse in the winter. We climbed over 460m to the top over a distance of 10 Km in about 3 hours. This wrapped up the CHP challenge for 2015, See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/18808/
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Picture: Logging at the break
Wet and windy CHP
by ewen  15 May 2017
Started from the coillte car park in Ballycuggeran Woods . I took the track that starts at the information board which has signs for the East Clare Way. At the top of the first path you cross the forestry road and climb again. There are 4 such paths that cut off the turns in the road. They are quite steep so you can follow the forestry road if you prefer.
Eventually you follow the road until the signs show the wee yellow man going to the left. Go straight on past a no quads sign and you get to the notorious forest break. There has been logging and the forest to the left of the break, looking up, has been cleared. I will attach a photo.
The break is good underfoot but gets extremely steep further up before the boardwalk is met. Visibility was very poor with torrential rain and most. I stopped to take a photo and headed back down. Now the break was more like scree with the loose rock and the water run off. As soon as I was back to the forestry road the rain stopped and my trousers were dry by the time I got back to the car.
The walk through the forest had me wondering if I was on the right road but bearings proved me right. It seems like you are on various roads but it is only one with shortcuts between the bends. Stay on that road and all will be well Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/19508/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Moylussa in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: A bench with a view. Ballycuggaran Wood en route to Moylussa.
 
by murraynolan  9 Apr 2010
I enjoyed a grand walk up Moylussa on the 7th of April. It was a true spring day with some light showers and warm spells of sunshine. While the middle section of the walk is through fairly standard Coillte forest the views before and after this section are enjoyable.

Following the advice on these pages as well as a fine article in the Irish Times (search for Irish TImes Moylussa and you should find it) describing the walk to the top, I parked in Ballycuggarran wood and followed the East Clare Way to the fire break before tackling the boggy bog and enventual trail to the top. I returned along the same path.

The boggy bog described elsewhere was indeed boggy but not extremely so this time around.

Door to door I was about 2hrs 45 minutes, including time for coffee below the summit while enjoying the sun and views. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/4600/
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