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West Clare Area
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 33 members. Recently by: gaoithe, eamonoc, MagdaK, NickDown, FrankMc1964, epona2018, MichaelE, jimbloomer, johnnyireland, chalky, TommyV, Fergalh, jlk, conormcbandon, dtlibra
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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 969th highest in Ireland. Slievecallan is the second most southerly summit in the West Clare area.

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Fine views, inbetween the mist! .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
Access? .. by Jamessheerin   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
The home peak .. by TommyV   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
Easy Walking .. by sandman   (Show all for Slievecallan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievecallan in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: Sign at wind farm entrance. With route/top approximately marked in pink.
 
New Comment: Sliabh Callan through wind farm
by gaoithe  15 Jul 2020
Into wind farm on gravel tracks (around locked gates) to visit Sliabh Callan. Same route as others but can go all the way to the top on gravel tracks now.

Start, from The Hand crossroads West uphill about 1km along the big road to wind farm entrances.

There is a map of the wind farms with numbers to call to contact site operations, officially one would contact the landowner to ask permission. There are two wind farms, Slieve Callan West and Sliabh Callan East with different contact numbers. We entered the West farm but walk was mostly in the East farm.

We went North up track, passing farmhouse.
Then come to intimidating looking gate no trespassing etc. Easy step around gate to left. Passing substation and wind farm work buildings. Uphill passing by some impressive large wind towers.

Closer to top track becomes narrow, in an eroded gulley, gravel paved all the way to the top. Lovely soft boggy terrain. Slate rock. Some forest plantation. Fraghans, foxgloves, . . .

Driving mist down on mountain for us. No views.

Back down we kept to the east, passing by lake and exit climb fence beside locked gate. Careful of yourself and fence, barbed wire. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/850/comment/20818/
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