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Sheeffry Hills Area   W: Doo Lough Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, MSW 
Highest place:
Barrclashcame, 772m
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 707 metres,

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Barrclashcame Mountain Barr Chlais Céim A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Barr Chlais Céim [PDT], 'top of Clais Céim or the trench
of the step')
Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Mudrock, sandstone, tuff Bedrock

Height: 772m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L84951 69515
Place visited by 196 members. Recently by: leetelefson, jimmel567, johncusack, Ansarlodge, chelman7, Taisce, ryanguinness10, elizauna, breathp, a3642278, John.geary, tryfan, Eiremattc, glencree, nickywood
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Longitude: -9.740786, Latitude: 53.662892 , Easting: 84951, Northing: 269515 Prominence: 707m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 484952 769534,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brclsh, 10 char: Brclshcm
Bedrock type: Mudrock, sandstone, tuff, (Sheeffry Formation)

Clashcame is a townland name, interpreted by John O'Donovan as Clais Céim, 'trench of the step'. This seems to relate to the name Cuscamecurragh, which on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) refers to part of the high ridge of the Sheeffry Hills (see Tievummera). Clashcame is situated at the western foot of this ridge. Barrclashcame is the top part of the townland. Previously Clashcame in MV. Walks: for a route along the main E-W ridge of the Sheeffry Hills, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 62-63.   Barrclashcame is the highest mountain in the Sheeffry Hills area and the 61st highest in Ireland. Barrclashcame is the second most westerly summit in the Sheeffry Hills area.

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weedavie on Barrclashcame, 2003
by weedavie  24 Jul 2003
I parked just where the farm road crosses the river a few hundred yards in from the Doo Lough junction. From there I followed the road three miles or so over the watershed and climbed to the Tievnabinnia south ridge after the last forestry. The ridge has a fair number of peat hags but not the troublesome sort. Finding Tievnabinnia on the plateau could be tricky in poor visibility and maybe not worth doing. In good visibility it shows you the Reek and Clew bay and going west from it you’re on a three mile amble through heaven. First to the South you get Ben Gorm. Then the 12 Pins appear. You haven’t much up or down but the navigation would have to be good in mist. The lochan halfway along makes a good accuracy check. A narrow ridge connects the last two tops but it’s not a challenge. It’s worth going right to the end of the summit plateau to get the full view of Mweelrea’s corries. The descent is easy with more fine views. Trip was under 5 hours but I’d no food, friends or camera. Just enthusing about the panoramas could add an hour. Linkback:
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rmilne on Barrclashcame, 2004
by rmilne  13 Oct 2004
After coming off Ben Gorm well soaked, I drove the few minutes to the base of this hill. The obvious layby had a sign saying parking for fishermen only, so I parked on the beach through a gap in the wall. Weather was still heavy rain and high wind, feet still soaked.
I walked along the private road and past the 'hotel'. No idea if that was allowed or not, but very handy and with the rivers in spate due to the rain seemed the safest option. I then worked up the ridge. Broad and pleasant (ignoring the wind and rain). Greeted on the summit plateau by 50mph wind driven rain and had trouble walking. Used the GPS to zoom in on the summit. (1 hour 5min up) Found a small cairn at L84976 69514 starA. Photo shows my backpack with the summit cairn. What isn't obvious is that my pole is jammed in the cairn and the 'sac is looped over the pole. Otherwise it would have blown away! Linkback:
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simon3 on Barrclashcame, 2004
by simon3  24 Sep 2004
The visualisation shows the wild ridge of the Sheefrys from the NE. The area to the north is mostly rough moorland. Data, dating from year 2000, from Nasa. Linkback:
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Picture: Looking down to Tawnyard Lake and across to Partry mountains and Bengorm on the right
Taking the path least treaded
by Liamgavin  3 Jan 2018
Sheeffry Mountains (Cnoic Shíofra or the Fairy Mountains) are a series of hills, clustered through grassy led quiet slopes and weathered rock outcrops. The walk starts at Barnaderg close to the Sheeffry pass, with views across to Tawnyard Lough, Bengorm and Bencreggan. The walk follows west along an evenly sloped spur with the Glenlaur Horseshoe on the right. Most of the climbing will be complete after 3.5km when the mountain plateaus out at Tievnabinnia. From there the walk skirts the narrow path on a very slight incline past trigonometrical point at Tievummera (762m); the going is easy and soft until a minor col before Barrclashcame (772m). The views are spectacular with steep slopes and cliffs on both sides of the narrow path, Doolough and the Delphi valley are visible along with Mweelrea and Atlantic coastline glimpses. A short stony downhill scramble just below the brow after the summit needs to be cautiously approached, but it leads onto the last spot height at Clashcame (580m), before straggling downwards towards the Glenkeen valley and Carrowniskey River. The Sheeffry Mountains often receive little acclaim but the scenery, landscape and experience are second to none, this walk takes you through the best of it. (13km track with 960m total climb) Linkback:
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Picture: Doo Lough from Barrclashcame
Fair dinkum sport!
by Colin Murphy  24 Jul 2013
I took my Aussie sister hillwalking at her request during July's heatwave. At least she was familiar with the weather. She is a fanatical cyclist and has undertaken 3000km journeys the length and breadth of Europe and Australia. Yet she was overawed by the magnificence of this area and commented that it was hard to think of anything that matched its beauty in all of her travels. On a day such as the one we enjoyed, it is hard to argue. Linkback:
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A Steep Climb
by Damian120  10 Jul 2022
I parked at A as detailed above. It's a steep climb from the outset and levels off for a section before you commence the final push over the scree and large boulders. It's a short scramble but requires caution through the series of large jagged rocks and boulders. The scenery of the valley floor below is nothing short of astounding. The Doolough Valley lies nestled in all its magnificent splendour. The vista of the "Ramp", gateway to Mweelrea Mountain, visible directly across Doolough lake is truly spectacular. Linkback:
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