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East Clare Area , Cen: Slieve Bernagh Subarea
Feature count in area: 9, by county: Clare: 8, Galway: 1, OSI/LPS Maps: 52, 58
Highest Place: Moylussa 531.6m

Starting Places (6) in area East Clare:
Ballycuggeran Forest, Belvoir Trailhead, Clarisford Park, Glenagalliagh, Glenwanish, Two Mile Gate CP

Summits & other features in area East Clare:
Cen: Slieve Bernagh: Ballykildea Mountain 412m, Cragnamurragh 526m, Glennagalliagh Mountain 446m, Moylussa 531.6m
N: Slieve Aughty: Cappaghabaun Mountain East 378m, Cashlaundrumlahan 358m, Maghera 400m
S: 12 O'Clock Hills: Knockanuarha 309m
S: Sixmilebridge: Woodcock Hill 310m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Glennagalliagh Mountain, 446m Hill Sliabh Ghleann na gCailleach A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Sliabh Ghleann na gCailleach [OSI], 'mountain of Ghleann na
gCailleach or glen of the hags')
, Clare County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Glennagalliagh Mountain is the third highest hill in the East Clare area and the 750th highest in Ireland. Glennagalliagh Mountain is the third highest point in county Clare.
Grid Reference R63583 73957, OS 1:50k mapsheet 58
Place visited by: 73 members, recently by: Krzysztof_K, Colin Murphy, GerSomers, Wilderness, maryblewitt, garrettd, JohnRea, markwallace, sarahryanowen, John.geary, chelman7, TriHarder, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, finkey86
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Longitude: -8.540959, Latitude: 52.815708, Easting: 163583, Northing: 173957, Prominence: 40m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 563533 673996
Bedrock type: Fine to conglomeratic graded greywacke, (Broadford Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: GlngMn, 10 char: GlnglgMntn

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Summary for Glennagalliagh Mountain (Sliabh Ghleann na gCailleach): Track leads right to summit
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2023-02-17 16:09:31
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Picture: Summit mound with small marker.
The most popular way to access this hill is from the south, at A (R63954 72575) where a forest track leads all the way from the road to the summit area. There is parking here for one car, maybe two at a squeeze. Please note that a gate bars your way carrying no less than 5 signs (Private Property/No Parking/CCTV etc), so it's up to you if you are prepared to ignore this - in general these things are there to deter ne'er-do-wells or people intent on illegal dumping, but it's up to you.) The decent track heads NE for 1km, then swings NW for another before turning directly west for about 200m then finally north for about 70m to reach the high point, which seems to be a grassy mound with a small pile of stones on top. Up and down allow 1 hour 15 minutes.
Member Comments for Glennagalliagh Mountain (Sliabh Ghleann na gCailleach)

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Picture: Moylussa from Glennagalliagh
An easy hill to access
by wicklore 31 May 2010
There is a track at A (R63954 72575) to the south of Glennagalliagh on OS map 58. This track gives access right to the summit of Glennagalliagh, and is the vehicle route for the turf cutters referred to by paddyhillsbagger. It also gives access to quad bikes and their transport vehicles as they were much in evidence when I was there on Sunday. Low slung vehicles won’t enjoy this bumpy track, but for those with suitable cars there is space to park a little way along the track at a track junction. Beyond this junction only rugged vehicles will negotiate the bumps and dips of the track.
For the walker it’s about a 1.5 km walk up to the summit, going past the slightly lower summit a couple of hundred metres to the south of the main top. The turf cutting is spread over the whole summit area. There are wonderful views down into the valley to the east. The eye sweeps around the valley, taking in Ballykildea Mountain and the steep south slopes of Moylussa and Cragnamurragh. I think the wire fence around the summit could be electrified but I didn’t see a warning sign.

There is a wide track gouged out of the bog which leads from just below Glennagalliagh to the east up to the col between Moylussa and Cragnamurragh. You can see this track in the photo. It is only 1km up this track so it makes access to the higher hills very easy. Linkback:
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Picture: Peat rows on top of Glennagalliagh and small cairn. Ballykilldea in background.
Peat works!
by paddyhillsbagger 8 May 2010
Dropped down from Cragnamurragh to bag this top. The whole top is given over to peat harvesting and there were a few jeeps with helpers turning the sods to dry in the sun the day I was up. I did find a small collection of stones at a high point which I took to be the summit. I retraced my steps back up to Moylussa to get back to the car at Ballycugurran Forest Park B (R688 760) where I started the day by bagging Ballykilldea Mtn. Linkback:
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gerloughnanne on Glennagalliagh Mountain
by gerloughnanne 31 Aug 2008
Climbed this late one evening in an aborted attempt to reach Cragnamurragh. Access from the summit of the raod that links Kilbane to Killaloe known as the gap. Theres a forestry fire break that leads all the way to the summitt that has been used by the quad bikers and scramblers. Came down via the gravel road through the bog. Linkback:
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Picture: Moylussa
Short Walk
by cuan 30 Dec 2013
2km past the Kilbane cross roads on The Gap Road turned left at A and parked after 0.7km along gravel road. Walked on 1.3km along the gravel road to summit/sheep pen, there are great views of Ballykildea Mtn, Moylussa,Cragnamurragh east to west.
Returned over a lower summit to the south, continued on down through path in forest break and then west-east on forest gravel road to car. Linkback:
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