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East Clare Area   N: Slieve Aughty 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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Maghera Hill An Machaire A name in Irish (Ir. An Machaire [OSI], 'the plain') Clare County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Mudstone, siltstone, conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 400m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 52 Grid Reference: R51754 91066
Place visited by 36 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, JohnRea, hivisibility, markwallace, cclair, finkey86, magnumpig, wicklore, MichaelE, eamonoc, jimbloomer, jlk, chalky, Miranda, peter1
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Longitude: -8.718819, Latitude: 52.968502 , Easting: 151754, Northing: 191066 Prominence: 345m,  Isolation: 15.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 551714 691101,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mgh400, 10 char: Maghera
Bedrock type: Mudstone, siltstone, conglomerate, (Ayle River Formation)

Maghera is the 950th highest place in Ireland. Maghera is the most westerly summit in the East Clare area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maghera (<i>An Machaire</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: Summit area looking west
 
Tar and TV
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, aidand  17 Feb 2023
There is a large RTE transmitter on the top of Maghera with a tarred road up to the summit. There is room to park several cars at the, usually locked, gates at R529 897 starA. Allow just over an hour for the walk to and from the top. This is a pleasant enough walk through coniferous forest. During my visit there were large numbers of orchids in bloom on the roadside near the summit.

A similar but slightly short route is to proceed from R52403 89504 starB, another forest entrance, where there is parking for a couple of cars without blocking entrance. Follow track up taking first left after about 350m, then left again at crossroads, go straight through next crossroads and then follow track as it swings NE all the way to the summit, marked by a TV mast. The highpoint appears to be a rough bank on the west side of the rail surrounding mast. Summit area is an exposed fairly bleak affair. Time up and down, about 70 leisurely minutes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/838/comment/5597/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maghera (<i>An Machaire</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: Maghera masts with residue snow
paddyhillsbagger on Maghera, 2010
by paddyhillsbagger  17 Jan 2010
Unlike some other comments, I enjoyed the hike to the top of Maghera as it afforded a fine vista of the surronding hills all the way up and down the RTE road. I did get a bit of rain on the top but it soon cleared. An easy top to bag. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/838/comment/4363/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maghera (<i>An Machaire</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: The road to the summit...and the exciting view from the summit.
 
madfrankie on Maghera, 2009
by madfrankie  25 Aug 2009
If you like low undramatic hills covered in coniferous forestry, with an out-of-the-way vibe, than this is the place for you.
Being the lazy sort, I was a mite disappointed to discover the gates described by Salamander (grid ref R5295 8975 starC) locked. So it was on with the boots and up the tarred road. We were soon into low cloud, but it wasn't long before the RTE transmission tower and buildings loomed out of the gloom. The unmarked summit is no more than a rise in the grass beside the tower. The low cloud reduced visibility, but I'm not sure we were missing much.
You should be up and down in about an hour. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/838/comment/4047/
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mkinane on Maghera, 2009
by mkinane  27 Aug 2009
Its well worth walking up from the other side, as it has little planted foresty and great veiws over looking Galway and Lough Cutra Castle in the distance. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/838/comment/4054/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Maghera (<i>An Machaire</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: The mast at the summit
One for summit baggers only!
by TommyV  6 Jul 2021
This is an easy walk out and back along a forest track starting at R52403 89504 starB. This track joins with a tarred road that leads to the summit. The views at the top are restricted as the mountain is planted with trees. The fact that my best picture is of the actual large mast at the top of the hill says it all. Hard to believe this is the second highest point in Clare. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/838/comment/20099/
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salamander on Maghera, 2008
by salamander  3 Feb 2008
Thought i might park at foot of the mountain and take the path up. Turns out there's a road all the way up to the mast on the top. Unfortunatly trees obscure any view, though i didn't have time to look around much. This hill was a bit of a let down. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/838/comment/2955/
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