Mountain climbing/hill walking have become very popular pastimes in Ireland in recent years. With 14 peaks in excess of 3000ft and a large number more over 2500ft Ireland has a wealth of moderate to challenging climbs to offer with magnificent views
Mullaghmore mountain

Mullaghmore mountain in The Burren National Park in county Clare
This beautiful rugged limestone mountain lies in north county Clare near Corofin village and though only 205m high is both an imposing monument to the affects of glaciation and a very memorable climb with great views of The Burren on all sides. The wonderful flowers and plants that inhabit The Burren add to making an evening at Mullaghmore a highly enjoyable experience.
I grew up only a few miles from the mountain and have spent many happy hours here over the past 30 years. Thanks to great work from the National Park service recently there is now a rough path marked out from the road all the way to the summit of the mountain which has been done with minimal interference to the landscape. After parking your car alongside the road you are greeted by a large turlough (temporary lakes which are almost unique to The Burren region) at the base of the mountain which varies greatly in size depending on rainfall. For any camera enthusiast a stop here is a must with the limestone pavement, the beautiful lake and the stone mountain in the background.

View from summit of Mullaghmore mountain, county Clare
From here the path twists and turns through a very unique barren landscape all the way to the summit with beautiful flowers and plants in abundance. The summit is marked by a large pile of rocks and offers views of The Burren that are second to none. If after reaching the summit you are feeling enthusiastic and energetic there are two more stone mountains behind Mullaghmore which can add another 1-2 hours of great hill walking and sightseeing

The attached top photograph of Mullaghmore was taken one Sunday evening in late July 2008 as a ferocious thunderstorm was building over the mountain. Ill never forget the stunning contrast in colors as the setting sun light up the landscape

View from near summit of Mullaghmore mountain, county Clare

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