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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Tawnyard Lough from the cairn
 
Peak of perfection
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy,  19 May 2015
Park at L888 673 A (Point A) in the entrance to a Coillte forest. Cross the road and begin to ascend the long ridge on the eastern side of Ben Creggan. This is a fairly gently rising slope about 3km long, with the going underfoot fairly solid, mostly rocky. Ground becomes markedly steeper at point L864 667 B, and continues in this fashion for the remaining 750m climb, which will take you directly to the well-defined summit, which is marked by a cairn. Amazing views of Mweelrea to the west and Tawnyard Lough to the east, although the view of Doo Lough is partially blocked by the bulk of Barrclashcame. Car to summit will take you about an hour and a half.

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 C. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/4878/
 
There is a small forest entrance at around L88867 .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
Ben Creggan is a very impressive hill especially .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
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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