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West Clare Area   NW: Burren West 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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Slieve Elva Hill Sliabh Eilbhe A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Eilbhe [], 'mountain of Eilbhe') Clare County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Grey siltstone & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 344m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 51 Grid Reference: M15059 04412
Place visited by 87 members. Recently by: trevorf, annem, Ghreallaigh, paulbrown, finkey86, melohara, Oileanach, OisinD, FrankMc1964, geohappy, Damian120, sammullangalvin, Wilderness, conormcbandon, ahogan
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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 1066th highest in Ireland.

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Fantastic scenery .. by Damian120   (Show all for Slieve Elva (Sliabh Eilbhe)) Picture about mountain Slieve Elva (<i>Sliabh Eilbhe</i>) in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: Old ruins of a cottage on the cattle trail.
The Burrens' highest point.......and far from rocky
by TommyV  25 Oct 2018
A good variety of terrain on this hike. Starting at Fanore Beach car park at M13995 08261 starA, follow the R477 north in the direction of Ballyvaughan. Less than a kilometer later there is a right turn at M14501 08943 starB onto a secondary road along the Caher Valley. The stream running alongside this road is a pleasant distraction for most of the 4km of road walking. When the road forks, take the right fork and look for the old cattle trail at M17301 067666 starC. At the top of this track after a few stiles are crossed, there is a smaller track running perpendicular to the cattle track at M14640 05420 starD. This leads to a nice holy well where you can relax before the assault south on a horrible boggy heather surface to the trig point on Slieve Elva. After making your way back to the cattle track, you can follow it to the road at M 13697 04630 starE. This road can be followed north for about 3 kilometers back to the R477. Another kilometer north along this road will have you back to the car park at Fanore beach.

All in all this is a lovely, varied route, but if you are not bagging peaks then leave out the bog slog to Slieve Elva. Linkback:
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