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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: -9.487682, Latitude: 53.985195 , Easting: 102456, Northing: 305007 Prominence: 583m,   Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 502430 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Birreencorragh in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: pic:CaptainVertigo - the south face
Multifaceted Mountain
Short Summary created by aidand, Onzy,  7 Sep 2015
Birreencorragh is situated at the apex of the Glendorragha Valley off the R317 from Newport. The faces the mountain presents to the south and to the north west are particularly spectacular, while it slopes gently enough along a narrow ridge directly north and curls northeastwards towards Knockaffertagh to encircle the valley. The summit has the broken base of a trig pillar and a circular stone shelter.

The best approaches are from the south beginning from the Coillte forest at the mouth of the valley. There are parking places here, at G042 027 A and G035 024 B, a good way along forest tracks from the road. From the second of these spaces head north up a grassy rise towards sh336, west to Birreencorragh South Top and north to Birreencorragh itself. It should take under 1.5hours to the top.

For the full circuit of Glendorragha, head north from the summit to sh646 and then north east, following the lip of the valley towards Knockaffertagh. Descending from here can be tricky. One option is to head south to the top of a gully at around G047 041 C. From here you can thread down the gully and through the scree patches carefully to the floor of the valley. A safer way would be to head east from Knockaffertagh onto the obviously gentler ground and contour down from there. Enter the forest around G048 031 D - the ground is a bit soft at first, and follow the tracks back to the car. Allow 5 to 6 hours for the circuit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/4872/
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