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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 175 members. Recently by: nolo, jlk, Michaelmangan, upper, No1Grumbler, salford7, pcost, justynagru, abcd, Grumbler, TommyV, briankelly, Roswayman, maszop, Patbrdrck
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barrclashcame (<i>Barr Chlais Céim</i>) in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: The steep, rocky ascent from the north west
 
Grassy, steep-sided flat top with mesmerising views
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy  6 Feb 2021
Barrclashcame sits at the W edge of the Sheffreys in a remote part of SW Mayo. The Doo Lough valley is to the W and B. has impressive bulk when seen from the road from the S. Views are widespread incl Croagh Patrick, Ben Creggan and Mwelrea and various lakes and islands.
W. Park near L82385 69866 A and be prepared for an immediate battle with the non-horizontal! There's a relentless steep pull to the NW top but the nature of the terrain is favourable - a mixture of grass and rock. Drop down to the col and now it's a steep climb to the summit. En route there's a very steep band of rock - an easy scramble but care should be taken in bad weather. Once through the rock, turn NE for a gentle ramble of 500m the summit cairn, which sits amid a broad, featureless grassy area. Allow 2.5 hours.
E. Barrclashcame is often combined with other Sheffry hills. There are many approaches to the ridge - from a coillte plantation [track starts at L87210 67479 B], from to the E of Tawnyard at L92086 68632 C or via the Western Way at L91997 69722 D. Each route will eventually see you taking the ridge to the W of Tievummera which is a short, airy concern with steep ground on both sides, It's easy going from T. to the summit of B. but navigation skills need to be good here in poor weather. From B. descend either v steeply on grassy ground to the SSW or reverse the route to the N described above.
Notable tracks include track/3853, track/3744, track/3731 and track/2951. The latter two involve car splits. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/60/comment/4820/
 
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