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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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Slievecarran Hill Sliabh Cairn A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Cairn [logainm.ie], 'mountain of the cairn') Clare County, in Binnion List, Nodular & crinoidal limestone with chert Bedrock

Height: 326m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 52 Grid Reference: M32478 05443
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Longitude: -9.008682, Latitude: 53.095585 , Easting: 132478, Northing: 205443 Prominence: 211m,  Isolation: 3.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 532442 705475,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvcrn, 10 char: Slvcrn
Bedrock type: Nodular & crinoidal limestone with chert, (Ballyelly Member)

There is a substantial cairn on the summit named Carnbower.   Slievecarran is the third highest hill in the West Clare area and the 1098th highest in Ireland.

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The Rocky trail
by Buny Clare  13 Jun 2010
Having previously climbed Abbey Hill and Slieve Elva, last Thursday we decided to make the trip to Slievecarron.
Armed with an old two inch map of the Burren we parked our car just off the N67, where the green road joins the Carron road. We noticed a track on this map which appeared to go all the way to Slievecarron from where our car was parked.
Well, of course, we allowed for the fact that tracks are not exactly tracks in the Burren.
Having parked the car, M3117010180 A, we crossed the road and entered
a field via a gate.
We headed south for Slieve Oughtmama (833) , then on to Hillfort with Turlough Hill very near us over to the west.
At that stage we observed, further south ,the large Cairn on Slievecarron and calculated that we had another hour and half to get there. Arrived at 17.00 hrs , having left at 14.00 hrs.Walking on a mixture of limestone and patches of grass ,my companion was fascinated by the formation of the limestone. For the return, we almost retraced our steps except we avoided the climb up Slieve Oughtmama, deciding wisely to walk below on the westerly grassy patches and from there we joined the Carron road where we walked NE for ½ mile to our car. Walking in the Burren can be tiring because of the concentration required when walking on the Limestone.,so some refreshment was called for down on the waterfront at Newquay. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/927/comment/4672/
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Picture: The cliff face on the south east side of Slieve Carran
 
Nature reserve in the Burren
by TommyV  25 Oct 2018
There is room for a number of cars at the at the entrance to Keelhila Nature Reserve at M33087 03304 B. Follow the waymarkers through the reserve and ascend Bouleevin from the road at M33699 03039 C heading south where a short climb will bring you to the summit. Follow the ridge north for about 2 kilometers to spot height 205. From here descend north west along a wall to the road. From the road look for a passable gap on the other side to get access to Slieve Carran, I managed to find a spot at M34523 05047 D. Ascend Slieve Carran from the east where some bushes will need to be navigated. Once at 300 meters it is easy to spot the massive cairn at the summit. When ascending it.s nice to walk along by the cliff looking down on the nature reserve. Follow the cliff in a southerly direction before descending down to Keelhila Nature Reserve taking a short detour to take in St Colmans Church and Holy Well at M32899 04244 E. From here it's a short walk back to the start point. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/927/comment/20090/
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