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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 84 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, obrien116, melohara, marcel, jgfitz, Oileanach, cclair, Haulie, markwallace, MagdaK, FrankMc1964, padstowe, Damian120, Cathal-Kelly, ColinCallanan
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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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Karst cliffs and flowers .. by group   (Show all for Slievecarran (Sliabh Cairn)) Picture about mountain Slievecarran (<i>Sliabh Cairn</i>) in area West Clare, Ireland
Picture: Wall in the saddle between Slievecarran and Turlough Hill
Turlough Hill loop walk
by fkaatje  29 Jan 2012
I bagged Slievecarran from the SW on Sunday January 29th 2012. Looking for a bit of a challenging loop walk on the map I decided to try a horseshoe walk traversing Gortaclare Mountain, Slievecarran and Turlough Hill. Parked the car at the Burren Outdoor Education Centre M28402 06087 B. While most of Ireland is in the rain today, it is a lovely mostly sunny afternoon in the Burren. I first aim for Gortaclare Mountain, so I start with 2 km road walk. I take the first road left. On the right side of this road is a scenic lake, which I can’t find back on the map. I guess this must be one of those turloughs which have only water in winter. Where the road takes a sharp bend to the west M28656 04028 C, I go straight on into a green road past some farm buildings. Follow this scenic road up in a general SE direction, ignoring two branches going north. The road has a few gates. One of them has the familiar sign informing me I am entering farm land and unauthorised access is not allowed. Shortly after this gate a 4WD comes up the road with high speed. I wait at the side of the road expecting my very first angry Irish farmer encounter. However it is a woman with her daughter and the dog. They drive up for a walk. When I ask about access she just says no worries and moves on. The green road passes close to a mass rock and then ends just below the summit area of Gortaclare Mountain. The actual summit is almost 2km NE, but you will be hard pushed to determine its exact location on the broad fairly level summit area. It’ is also very green here with grass, heather and a few hazel trees. Very unlike the bare Burren hills closer to the ocean. Not really easy going either on slippery grass over wet limestone and numerous hidden holes. I continue on NE gradually rising up to the broad summit plateau of Slievecarran. The large summit cairn is at the north end of this plateau. After a short break, taking pictures and enjoying the view. I descend a cliff and head north for the saddle leading to the Turlough Hill ridge. Gradually there is a bit more limestone underfoot and the going gets easier. I follow a guide wall leading west in the direction of the summit cairn. From the summit I can see all the terrain I have negotiated so far this afternoon. Also great views towards Galway Bay and the familiar Burren landmarks of Oughtmama, Abbey Hill, Moneen Mountain and Ailwee. After the summit, and negotiating another steep cliff, there remains not much more than to follow the wall down SW. At a height of around 120 m I head straight west, steep down towards a lane M28771 05850 D which leads back to the main road. 4.5 hours after departing, and with 15.5 kilometres underfoot, I arrive back at the car. A really fine walk with great views and a good variation of grass and limestone underfoot. Also, I had the hills to myself today only sharing with the cattle and the hares.

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Nature reserve in the Burren .. by TommyV   (Show all for Slievecarran (Sliabh Cairn))
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