The 12 O’Clock Hills are part of the Slieve Bearnagh Mountain Range in East Clare.
They are located in a line of hills stretching to the southwest from Broadford.
The main peak Knockanuarha is 5km to the southeast of Kilkishen Village. It is thought that the name 12 O’Clock Hills comes from the local tradition of telling the time by noting the position of the sun against these peaks. On a clear day all the high mountains of Munster can be seen as well as mountains in Connemara. All around there is the natural tapestry of lakes, bog and woodland dotted here and there with the ruins of ancient castles. In 2011 a voluntary committee was formed to develop the 12 O’Clock Hills looped walks facility.
Taking the fairy trail discover the 12 O’Clock Hills Fairyland, along the way take a picture of one of the many inspirational quotes dotted along the route and upload it to the app, best pic wins!
|Start:||Belvoir Trailhead Car Park, Co. Clare|
|Suitable for:||Families / Adults|
|Duration:||4km, out and back|