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West Clare Area   NE: Burren East 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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Slievecarran Hill Sliabh Cairn A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Cairn [], 'mountain of the cairn') Clare County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Nodular & crinoidal limestone with chert Bedrock

Height: 326m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 52 Grid Reference: M32478 05443
Place visited by 91 members. Recently by: John.geary, finkey86, Ghreallaigh, Geansai, nolanlyn, mobradaigh, mrmikelennon, markmjcampion, obrien116, melohara, marcel, jgfitz, Oileanach, cclair, Haulie
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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 1103th highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Slievecarran (<i>Sliabh Cairn</i>) in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: The Eastern side of Slievecarron from the southern shoulder.
Short but fun circuit
by markmjcampion  20 Dec 2020
I had a few afternoon hours at my disposal on the way home for Christmas today so decided a long overdue saunter around Slievacarran was called for. I started at the park entrance at M33106 03293 starA and followed the obvious track north to the charmingly located but underwhelming ruined church at M32869 04242 starB.
From here I doubled back to the obvious signposts and followed the track posts in a generally northerly direction. After a few minutes I came upon some wonderful limestone pavement and here I decided to leave the track and followed the wall instead. A bit of sparse hazel had to be negotiated and upon meeting some thicker stuff I veered east and detoured around the messy stuff for a while. All the time I had an obvious way up in my sights - a relatively scrubless rocky and grassy shoulder at the end of the cliffs.
Before I started ascending I came upon the county boundary wall at approx M33938 05409 starC and headed up using this as a handrail before being forced left because of some scrub. It was easy to avoid the latter and in no time I was jumping over a wall to stroll across the pasture with the endgame in sight. There was some easy scrambling to enjoy on the way up too. The summit is a massive cairn which gave great views of Turlough Hill, Abbey Hill and Galway Bay.

From the summit I headed south for about a km before swinging left to walk along the top of the cliffs with the obvious way down beckoning me ahead. This was an easy descent with a couple of electric fences to limbo under and I was soon happily back in my car listening to hailstones pelting the roof. The circuit took a leisurely 2hrs 45mins and was a perfect way to break up my drive south. Linkback:
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