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Birreencorragh Mountain Birín Corrach A name in Irish
(Ir. Birín Corrach [logainm.ie], 'rocky little spike') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartzites and psammitic schists. Bedrock

Height: 698m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23/31 Grid Reference: G02456 05007 This summit has been logged as climbed by 98 members. Recently by: IainT, IndyMan, Peter Walker, Djouce, david bourke, GSheehy, aidand, Garmin, ckilm, Peter_I, Oileanach, peter1, shaunkelly, Wilderness, David-Guenot
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.487728, Latitude: 53.985195 , Easting: 102456, Northing: 305007 Prominence: 583m,   Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 502427 805017,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brncrg, 10 char: Brncrgh
Bedrock type: Quartzites and psammitic schists., (Nephin Formation)

The element birín is rare in Irish names, but also occurs unqualified in Birreen, an outlier of Croaghmoyle. Walks: for a route to the summit from the N, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 70.   Birreencorragh is the 118th highest summit in Ireland.

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Multifaceted Mountain .. by group   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
Approach to Birreencorragh was from the col with .. by gerrym   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Birreencorragh in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: The Notorious South Face of the Birreencorragh
 
CaptainVertigo on Birreencorragh, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  3 Aug 2005
I relived the opening scene from The English Patient, flying low and steady over the desert south of Birreencorragh.Sadly the transport wasn't a Tiger Moth, nor was my headpiece particularly Fiennes. The drone was merely the computer's fan, and the windscreen was framing Google Earth software. Still I was drawn back to that morning in June when I stole out at first light and drove on empty roads to the southern base, ascended a wet grassy step, galloped along the spine of the beast that slept at her feet, and then , gloriously, was assumed body and soul onto the heavenly peak. I saw Nephin peeping sheepishly from behind Knockaffertagh, and Lough Conn shimmered and seemed suspended high in the air. To the south west lay Clew bay and the thousand frozen whales stopped momentarily on a seaward trajectory. Alone , without Map, compass, GPS, whistle,food or oxygen; alone on the awesome south face of Birreencorragh :"this most excellent canopy, the
air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical
roof fretted with golden fire". Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/1850/
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The approach to the summit from the western slope .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
Once we got below the cloud ceiling, there were s .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
Did the Birrencorragh horseshoe on May 10th 2009 .. by Brendan_Quinn   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
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