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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 292 members. Recently by: doogleman, Turlo143, Aidy, Andy1287, Patrickdoyle, Grumbler, IrishGirl2014, Atilla-the-Bun, Roswayman, magnumpig, eanna81, Derek90, High-King, tagoona, Niamhq
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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  6 May 2010
I climbed Moylussa alone yesterday the 5th May 2010. None of the usual suspects who normally accompany me were interested or available. I was wary having read the recent comments of CSD and other older comments.(And so too were my suspects!) I took CSD's advice and headed up hill from the Ballycuggaran woodland parking area. The day was overcast and the forecast was a brightening in the late afternoon/evening. I took the chance and headed up along the East Clare way, taking in the clear air and grand views of Loughderg, until I found the no bike's, quads sign. Here the trail takes a definite turn for the worst. The lovely views were gone and a hard slog lay obviously ahead. I stuck as close to the right of the clearing as possible next to the treeline. I was wary of the rough heather, mossy clumps and bog, prodding ahead with my stick as the occasionn arose. I came to the top treeline and worried about the firebreak bog between the evergreen plantations. I decided to try going through the forest but went back for the firebreak. I was watching carefully where I put my feet fearing a Slieve Bloom 'wet foot' experience when I encountered a 10ft deep 2 ft wide drain the edges of which were obscured by heather. I truly can't remember a more dangerous hidden drain. Taking even more care and progressing slowly towards the clearly visible mist covered top of Moylussa. I was thankful to leave the boggy firebreak behind me. I crossed over a low wire fence and then pushed as straight up hill as possible. I reached the 'summit' as the mist cleared. I found the top of Moylussa as others described it, boggy, strewn with the remains of masts, but glimpsed Loughderg stretching silver below. I could imagine the views if the mist cleared.... I walked about the top of the mountain for 40 minutes even walking over to a nearby 'summit' whether it was the second summit or not I couldn't tell. I missed having a trig to find so I 'did' all the hillocks before heading back down. One more item to add to the list of debris, cattle skulls and bones beside the fence and on the newly? excavated bog road, probably a new access route for more sitka spruce. A mountain that had to be done as it is iconic from most other Shannon Area mountains, another County top. I may return in winter, I could get no view of the west and I imagine there must be a good one. Linkback:
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2016 upgrade .. by conor-mcgee   (Show all for Moylussa)
Having noted the increasing interest in MV commen .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Moylussa)
Bog avoidance .. by csd   (Show all for Moylussa)
A long way from Clare to here .. by lightoffoot   (Show all for Moylussa)
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