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West Clare Area   S: Ennis Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 51, 52, 57, 58 
Highest place:
Slievecallan, 391m
Maximum height for area: 391 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 365 metres,

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Slievecallan Hill Sliabh Calláin A name in Irish, also Mount Callan an extra name in English (Ir. Sliabh Calláin [logainm.ie] , poss. 'mountain of the height') Clare County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Sandstone, siltstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 391m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 57 Grid Reference: R14422 77360
Place visited by 34 members. Recently by: finkey86, gaoithe, eamonoc, MagdaK, NickDown, FrankMc1964, epona2018, MichaelE, jimbloomer, johnnyireland, chalky, TommyV, Fergalh, jlk, conormcbandon
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Longitude: -9.270725, Latitude: 52.840719 , Easting: 114422, Northing: 177360 Prominence: 365m,  Isolation: 3.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 514390 677398,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvcln, 10 char: Slvcln
Bedrock type: Sandstone, siltstone & mudstone, (Central Clare Group)

Slievecallan is an isolated peak, the highest in SW Clare. Given the altitude and boggy, infertile terrain, Callán/Collán is more likely to be the element meaning 'height' which appears in names such as Sliabh gCallann (Slieve Gallion in Derry) and Collann (Collon, Co. Louth) than coll(-án), 'hazel' . The monuments and place-names on the mountain were the subject of some considerable controversy in the late 18th and 19th centuries, when theories were advanced that rituals of pre-Christian sun worship took place here. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 193-201) for details of the festive assembly on Slievecallan.   Slievecallan is the highest hill in the West Clare area and the 972nd highest in Ireland. Slievecallan is the second most southerly summit in the West Clare area.

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Sliabh Callan through wind farm .. by gaoithe   (Show all for Slievecallan (Sliabh Calláin))
 
Access? .. by Jamessheerin   (Show all for Slievecallan (Sliabh Calláin))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievecallan (<i>Sliabh Calláin</i>) in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: The lonely cairn looking out to my home.....somewhere
 
The home peak
by TommyV  6 Nov 2018
This mountain has a personal significance for me as I could see it from our kitchen window when I was growing up and I always found myself staring over at it wondering what it was like on top and what the views were like. The mountain now has a windfarm on it and the last time I climbed it the windfarm was under construction. From the R474 at R13554 75614 starA this road can be followed around to a farm building at R13497 76829 starB where it's possible to then branch off left onto the open mountain to climb a steep hill to the boggy plateau leading to the trig point on the summit.

Lovely views north to the Burren and west along the Clare coast line. Retrace your steps back to the start point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/850/comment/20094/
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Fine views, inbetween the mist! .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Slievecallan (Sliabh Calláin))
 
Easy Walking .. by sandman   (Show all for Slievecallan (Sliabh Calláin))
 
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