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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
Place visited by 291 members. Recently by: Turlo143, Aidy, Andy1287, Patrickdoyle, Grumbler, IrishGirl2014, Atilla-the-Bun, Roswayman, magnumpig, eanna81, Derek90, High-King, tagoona, Niamhq, Marty_47
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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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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/4600/
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gerloughnanne on Moylussa, 2008
by gerloughnanne  31 Aug 2008
Clare's highest mountain. Always a great enticement "towering"(at a mere 532 metres) over the killaloe to Tuamgraney road. Its a hard mountain to get to if you dont know the area. I set off from the Pipers side and climbed twords the forrestry roads (which are vast and confusing). At a metal gate I decided to take a steep route and climb the face right beside a barbed wire fence. Very steep but satisfying route. Got to the top in late evening as the mist set in. Very hard to find the true summit as its like a plateau up there. Lots of rusting metal and junk there too. Great views of Lough Derg. Came accross the carcass of a cow that had gotten trapped in soft bog in the fire track. Reminder that every mountain has to be respected. Great evening of solitude Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/3277/
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oldsoldier on Moylussa, 2010
by oldsoldier  15 Jan 2010
A gang of us climbed Moylussa yesterday 14 Jan 2009. We parked at the carpark on the Scarriff road out of Killaloe at the Ul carpark. We followed the east Clare Way, (sheet 54 has very little comparison of the track on the map to the track in the forest.) It is possibel to drive up this road to the carpark in the forest saving about 400 metres. The tracks are confusing but if you follow the yellow man to a point where you will see a sign prohibiting quads and motorbikes form access to the summit, where you turn right and follow a dirty track to the summit. yesterday we strayed form this route as we wished to leave the beaten track and get the best of the snow. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/4355/
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fcurtin on Moylussa, 2004
by fcurtin  4 Oct 2004
View from just below the summit of Moylussa looking down on Lough Derg. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/1219/
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Ginger on Moylussa, 2005
by Ginger  3 Feb 2005
Climbed Moylussa from the West (Broadford) back in November, nice day with some fantastic views, you have to start early if you want to make it to Killaloe that evening tho, found the peaks to be very boggy but worth a look anyway. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/1457/
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madfrankie on Moylussa, 2005
by madfrankie  14 Sep 2005
I can only echo the view of SDillmore and say that this was one of my least enjoyable walks. Admittedly it was a day of unrelenting rain, but I found the Bearnaghs to be wet, boggy and difficult underfoot. Access isn't easy either, and our approach from the south is not recommended.
With visibility down to 50m, groping around on the broad, featureless summit failed to produce anything in the way of a summit marker. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/1943/
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