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East Clare Area   Cen: Slieve Bernagh Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 52, 58 
Highest place:
Moylussa, 531.6m
Maximum height for area: 531.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 501.6 metres,

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Ballykildea Mountain Hill Sliabh Bhaile Mhic Giolla Dé A name in Irish Clare County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Greywacke sandstone Bedrock

Height: 412m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 58 Grid Reference: R66170 73722
Place visited by 45 members. Recently by: nerabytes, Krzysztof_K, Colin Murphy, garrettd, maryblewitt, JohnRea, sarahryanowen, John.geary, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Voyager, FrankMc1964, wicklore, oakesave, maike
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Longitude: -8.502092, Latitude: 52.813668 , Easting: 166170, Northing: 173722 Prominence: 67m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 566152 673750,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlykMn, 10 char: BlykldMntn
Bedrock type: Greywacke sandstone, (Broadford Formation)

Ballykildea Mountain is the 892nd highest place in Ireland. Ballykildea Mountain is the second most easterly summit in the East Clare area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballykildea Mountain (<i>Sliabh Bhaile Mhic Giolla Dé</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: A heathery mound marks the high point
 
A long approach from the north
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  31 Mar 2023
Although some people have described approaches from the south, there seem to be access issues with some of these routes, unless you're willing to cut directly across farmland.
Although an approach from the north is much longer (5km), it avoids these issues as it is mostly through Coillte forestry tracks. One approach is to park at R67055 76814 starA, where a farmer has previously had no issue with walkers parking outside his farm building walls. Due to the length of this walk, it is too complex to describe here, so I suggest you follow the track indicated from this parking spot. It is a long walk, but nothing too strenuous and I'd allow 3 hours minimum for ascent & return.

(Also note, the parking spot indicate in sandman's comments below seems to be in error as it is halfway up a sloping field.) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/774/comment/5533/
 
For a quick up and down. .. by sandman   (Show all for Ballykildea Mountain (Sliabh Bhaile Mhic Giolla Dé))
 
Contemplating the distant past .. by wicklore   (Show all for Ballykildea Mountain (Sliabh Bhaile Mhic Giolla Dé))
 
Potential rock carving .. by wicklore   (Show all for Ballykildea Mountain (Sliabh Bhaile Mhic Giolla Dé))
 
The views from Ballykildea include the Slieve Ber .. by simon3   (Show all for Ballykildea Mountain (Sliabh Bhaile Mhic Giolla Dé))
 
Keeper Hill keeps a watchful eye .. by csd   (Show all for Ballykildea Mountain (Sliabh Bhaile Mhic Giolla Dé))
 
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