Slieveanorra 508m mountain, Antrim Hills Ireland at
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Slieveanorra Mountain Sliabh an Earra A name in Irish
also Orra More an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh an Earra [DUPN], 'mountain of the tail/ridge') Antrim County, in Arderin List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 508m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D13400 26600
Place visited by 110 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, Lauranna, ilenia, eamonoc, MichaelG55, arderincorbett, jlk, FatPete, Cobhclimber, sandilandsn, m0jla, David-Guenot, DeltaP, pdtempan, melohara
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Longitude: -6.225473, Latitude: 55.073759 , Easting: 313400, Northing: 426600 Prominence: 178m,  Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 713324 926583,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvnr, 10 char: Slvnr
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

The Battle of Orra, between the McQuillans and McDonnells, took place on this mountain in 1559. The McQuillans were Lords of the Route and the dominant clan of the region. The McDonnells were a family originating from Scotland who usurped the McQuillans' castles and land.   Slieveanorra is the 545th highest place in Ireland.

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no wellies required .. by group   (Show all for Slieveanorra) Picture about mountain Slieveanorra in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking north from Slieveanorra summit to Knocklayd and Rathlin
slemish on Slieveanorra, 2009
by slemish  23 Apr 2009
Despite being one of the easiest mountains to climb in this part of Antrim, Slieveanorra is one of the best for views. Trostan and Slievenanee may be higher but as they are so close together they block part of the view from each other. Getting to the summit of Slieveanorra is simple. Park at the lay-by where the Moyle Way crosses the Orra scenic route between Magherahoney and Cushendall (144277 A). Then it's a simple trek up the gravel track through the forest and over the open mountainside. The summit at 508m is marked by a small cairn behind one of the ugly masts. This afternoon was particularly clear and the views were majestic. Starting in the east the Donegal hills were clearly visible, then through the full length of the Sperrins. To the south, Slemish was peeking through the gap between Trostan and Slievenanee with the craggy outline of the distant Mournes behind. To the west, Lurigethan and Tievebulliagh but the best view of all was north to Knocklayd with Rathlin Island beyond and further still, the hills of Islay and the unmistakeable Paps of Jura to the right. Simply outstanding views and an easy climb. Total trip can be done in less than an hour. Trackback:
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An excellent circular walk in which to include Sl .. by NICKY   (Show all for Slieveanorra)
The summit of Slieveanorra definitely isn’t a wil .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieveanorra)
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