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Ben CregganMountainBinn an Chreagáin A name in Irish (Ir. Binn an Chreagáin [MNIMA*], 'peak of the rocky patch')MayoCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock
Height:693mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L85709 66604This summit has been logged as climbed by 151 members. Recently by: Hadleigh, oldpragmatist, IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, IndyMan, Peter Walker, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, mdoc1969, Wilderness, David-Guenot, lennonr2 I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/