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Sheeffry Hills Area
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 168 members. Recently by: justynagru, abcd, Grumbler, TommyV, briankelly, Roswayman, maszop, Patbrdrck, jamesmforrest, ilenia, eoghancarton, Ulsterpooka, Haulie, Richtea, marymac
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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 62nd highest in Ireland. Barrclashcame is the second most westerly summit in the Sheeffry Hills area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barrclashcame in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: View of the summit plateau of Barrclashcame
 
wicklore on Barrclashcame, 2008
by wicklore  21 Sep 2008
This is a photo of Barrclashcame taken from Tievummera. The steep ridge leading from Tievummera to Barrclashcame can be seen on the right, and the Ben Lugmores of the Mweelrea range are visible beyond Barrclashcame to the left. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/60/comment/3330/
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Picture: View south from Barrclashcame
wicklore on Barrclashcame, 2008
by wicklore  10 Sep 2008
This photo was taken standing at the southwestern end of the Barrclashcame plateau. There is a great view south over Doo Lough, Fin Lough and beyond to Killary Harbour. The lower slopes of Ben Creggan are to the left and the Mweelrea Mountains to the right. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/60/comment/3300/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/60/comment/19825/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barrclashcame in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking down on Doo Lough with the famous ramp in the Mweelrea range behind it
Great ridge walk
by TommyV  20 May 2019
Parked at the spot mentioned by weedavie at L84489 67685 A. I followed the road along the Sheefrey pass for about three kilometers. You will come across a Coilte forest which has a road that zig zgs up the hill through the forest. On the last zag the open mountain is on your left. There is a few hundred metres of felled trees to contend with but its not nearly as bad as it looks. After this you will be on the shoulder of the spur leading up to the trig point on Tievummera. Now the hard work is done it's time to enjoy the stunning views and the ridge walk over to Barrclashcame. About 500 metres South West of here there are superb views of Doo Lough and the Mweelrea range. From here I dropped back down to the Southern end of Doo Lough back to the car. Note the ground here is very steep and if it's any way wet I would suggest heading over to the North West top and drop down to the famine memorial instead. It's easy to follow the road from here along by the lake. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/60/comment/20532/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/60/comment/15047/
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