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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 146 members. Recently by: IndyMan, Peter Walker, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, mdoc1969, Wilderness, David-Guenot, lennonr2, nioclas, kevinmbyrne1, jimgraham, ColinCallanan, Viewsearcher
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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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Access from the east
by Peter Walker  18 May 2015
There is a small piece in the current (Spring 2015) issue of Irish Mountain Log regarding access to Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan via Glendavock to the east. To summarize:

The farmer owning the valley (Brian Gibbons) is very sympathetic to hillwalkers, but would appreciate a courtesy call from any groups of more than three or four walkers planning to cross his lands. His number is (095) 42274 or alternatively call at his house 780m west of Tawnyard Lough at (L898673).

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