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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 149 members. Recently by: IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, IndyMan, Peter Walker, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, mdoc1969, Wilderness, David-Guenot, lennonr2, nioclas, kevinmbyrne1
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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)
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simon3 on Ben Creggan, 2003
by simon3  13 May 2003
There is a small forest entrance at around L888673. Walking south east from it you can reach the spine of the long ridge up Ben Creggan. The day that I did it, I couldn’t see far on either side through the rain and mist, however it should be a classic view with the Sheefry Hills to the north and the very fine ridge east from Ben Gorm. You should also be able to see the Glendavock river. Be aware that in wet weather that you will find this extremely difficult to cross even if you are prepared to wade it.

As you move west and ascend the ridge you will come across this fault as shown in the picture, an unusual feature in the Irish landscape which is visible at around 430-450m elevation. For a considerable distance it follows the line of the ridge and then veers off to the NW. Encountering this fault on a night walk or when it was hidden by snow could be a life-changing experience. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/490/
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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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