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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Slieve Elva Hill Sliabh Eilbhe A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Eilbhe [logainm.ie], 'mountain of Eilbhe') Clare County, in Binnion List, Grey siltstone & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 344m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 51 Grid Reference: M15059 04412
Place visited by 75 members. Recently by: Wilderness, conormcbandon, ahogan, wildwoman, shaunkelly, MichaelE, millsd1, Geo, grzywaczmarcin, omurchu, curus_lulus, Miranda, TommyV, chalky, Flatout
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Longitude: -9.268367, Latitude: 53.083836 , Easting: 115059, Northing: 204412 Prominence: 339m,  Isolation: 5.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 515027 704444,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvElv, 10 char: SlvElva
Bedrock type: Grey siltstone & sandstone, (Gull Island Formation)

The summit of Slieve Elva is geologically quite different from its slopes, this being the only place in the heart of the Burren where the layer of shale above the limestone has not been eroded away. This shale cap makes the top of Slieve Elva surprisingly boggy, and therefore it tends to be explored only by determined peak-baggers. An entry for A.D. 239 in the Annals of the Four Masters records the seven battles of Eilbhe (Mount Elva) by Cormac, son of Art, son of Conn of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland. Walks: for a route on the NE slopes of Slieve Elva, see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 20-29; for one including the slopes of Slieve Elva with Gleninagh Mountain and Black Head, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 22-23.   Slieve Elva is the second highest hill in the West Clare area and the 1060th highest in Ireland.

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Beautiful Views but BEWARE of BOG
by wildwoman  12 May 2016
Climbed Slieve Elva in May 2016, on two occaisons. Slieve Elva is very spongey as many have mentioned previously, this is due to the fact it is a peat bog. Peat is very wet meaning sphagnum moss is primarilly the main vegetation as well as in parts heather and grass. The moss makes walking feel more difficult as you are having to push yourself upwards and forwards with every step. It can get particularly boggy in areas, usually around the lighter green mosses. If you see any bright green moss walk around it as you could be waist deep in brown sludge (peat)! Slieve Elva is cut for fuel production in certain areas so be particularly careful for crevasses in the ground. I would walk around these too as vertically below the edge of the cuttings, is more bog that you don't want to be stepping in. I would advise walking on the dry grass areas and heather areas as the rooting is much deeper than moss making it more stable for walking. However, when at these crevasses grass may cover bogs so jump a few feet over the edge to the middle and similarly when getting out. Beautiful views from the summit; the Burren, Aaron Islands and Cliffs of Moher. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/906/comment/18521/
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I walked this hill on A clear December day from t .. by mindhealing   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
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Climbed Slieve Elva yesterday 08/1/09. Left car a .. by buny clare   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
Sunny day in the Burren. .. by Buny Clare   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
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