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Slieve Elva 344m,
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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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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 81 members. Recently by: Oileanach, OisinD, FrankMc1964, geohappy, Damian120, sammullangalvin, Wilderness, conormcbandon, ahogan, wildwoman, shaunkelly, MichaelE, millsd1, Geo, grzywaczmarcin
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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 962nd highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Elva in area West Clare, Ireland
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Fantastic scenery
by Damian120  19 Jul 2018
A stunning walk going up over Slieve Elva that you can begin and end end at Fanore Beach. Some great locations along the Caher River to stop and relax and watch the water gently flowing downstream. Continue along the Khyber Pass as it snakes its way up through the valley. Follow the red arrows throughout especially where the trails begins its upward ascent and where you will see the partial remains of Fermoyle Church. From here it's up hill along the old green road and the rewards are just wondrous, the scenic views from the summit are just mesmerizing. Fanore Beach, the Aran islands and Fanore village all emerge into view including the skeletal remains of Faunarooska Castle. This is a 3-4 hour glorious walk that is not too taxing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/906/comment/19979/
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The Burrens' highest point.......and far from roc .. by TommyV   (Show all for Slieve Elva)
 
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