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Ben Gorm Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 700 metres,   Summits in area: 3,   Maximum prominence for area: 670 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Ben Gorm, 700m
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Ben Creggan Mountain Binn an Chreagáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn an Chreagáin [MNIMA*], 'peak of the rocky patch') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 693m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85709 66604 This summit has been logged as climbed by 150 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, IndyMan, Peter Walker, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, mdoc1969, Wilderness, David-Guenot, lennonr2, nioclas
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Longitude: -9.728648, Latitude: 53.636902 , Easting: 85709, Northing: 266604 Prominence: 88m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 485684 766622,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnCrgn, 10 char: Ben Cregan
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

The pronunciation of the name collected during the first Ordnance Survey, Bin a yoragaun, was not as one would expect from the current anglisation Ben Creggan. John O'Donovan interpreted this as Binn a Chorragain. This suggest that the Ben Creggan represents a slight re-interpretation of the name. Walks: for a route taking in Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 60-61.   Ben Creggan is the second highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 122nd highest in Ireland. Ben Creggan is the most northerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most westerly.

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Peak of perfection .. by group   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
There is a small forest entrance at around L88867 .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ben Creggan seen from summit of Barraclashcarne
 
gerrym on Ben Creggan, 2008
by gerrym  1 Mar 2008
Ben Creggan is a very impressive hill especially when seen from Doo Lough, with its steep and colourful slopes complimenting what is perhaps the best walking area in the country? This is the final part of a fairly demanding 5.5 hour walk taking in Ben Creggan S Top and Ben Gorm. From the col with the S Top (which has fairly substancial remains of a shepards hut) there is a short climb of around 10 minutes in a N direction to reach the summit cairn. It was misty on the top as with the other two on this walk, although I can't complain too much as it was dry unlike the days the other contributors here had. The descent is nearly due east along the northern ridge which parallels Glenummera River far below. The ridge is very rocky and drops steeply from the summit and as the weather cleared I had brilliant viewing as I walked the remaining 3 km of its length. The drops on either side give a good sense of elevation and there is plenty of room to walk along the top. The views across Gleummera to the Sheeffrys are quite special - they were still shrouded in heavy cloud even though the top of Ben Creggan was clear (luckily they were to clear and give me a brilliant days walking along thier lenght the next day). On reaching the final drop off the ridge bera N along the edge of clearfelled forest. There is then a walk over a field of long grass to reach the lonely road travelling through Glenummera. The road can then be followed back to the forest entrance above Tawnyard Lough. It was a very still evening and the water of the Lough was broken by a myriad of circles as the fish fed. An excellent circular walk giving height, stunning views, big drops, long ridges and solitude. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/1289/
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Ben Creggan about 4pm last New Years Eve, seen fr .. by milo   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
A fantastic day in February 2008. .. by jlk   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
Access from the east .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
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