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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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Yuck. It's my fault for trying to bag this one a .. by SDillmore   (Show all for Moylussa)
 
Moylussa an iconic mountain... from a distance. .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Moylussa)
 
2016 upgrade .. by conor-mcgee   (Show all for Moylussa)
 
Having noted the increasing interest in MV commen .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Moylussa)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Moylussa in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Moylussa's flat and boggy summit, with Cragnamurragh in the distance
 
Bog avoidance
by csd  18 Apr 2010
Having read the dire warnings of the bogs and hostile land owners, I elected to approach Moylussa from Ballycuggaran forest car park. Not having a copy of Sheet 58, I experimented with printing off a screen grab of the relevant area from the OSI website. While this was reasonably successful, the dense network of forest tracks in this area and the somewhat ropey definition of my printout meant for a rather more stressful navigation exercise than usual. In the end I followed the East Clare Way trail markers and left the path west uphill at the 'No scramblers or quad bikes' sign, GR R66230 75896 E, across the forest clearing.
This approach requires a small amount of forest bashing, but since it's a mature plantation it wasn't too hard. It also seems to avoid the notorious boggy track, or at least the start of it. Once through the short forest section, Moylussa presents a brutally convex slope, so it's a slog up to the relatively flat summit area. As others have noted, it's relatively flat and very boggy. If Lough Derg wasn't there you could almost mistake it for somewhere in the Slieve Blooms.
While the forest tracks are nice and dry, on this particular day they were plagued by three individuals on scrambler bikes haring around the place. Noisy and dangerous. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/390/comment/4643/
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A long way from Clare to here .. by lightoffoot   (Show all for Moylussa)
 
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