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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 47 members. Recently by: BarnabyNutt, DeirdreM, bryanmccabe, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, Krzysztof_K, johncusack, CusackCharlie, CusackMargaret, garrettd, Colin Murphy, JohnRea, hivisibility, markwallace
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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 949th 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/
 
Unlike some other comments, I enjoyed the hike to .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Maghera (An Machaire))
 
If you like low undramatic hills covered in conif .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Maghera (An Machaire))
 
Its well worth walking up from the other side, as .. by mkinane   (Show all for Maghera (An Machaire))
 
One for summit baggers only! .. by TommyV   (Show all for Maghera (An Machaire))
 
Thought i might park at foot of the mountain and .. by salamander   (Show all for Maghera (An Machaire))
 
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