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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 South Top Mountain Meall Láir A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Meall Láir [PDT], 'middle lump') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 687m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85846 66102 This summit has been logged as climbed by 141 members. Recently by: IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, IndyMan, Peter Walker, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, mdoc1969, Wilderness, maike, David-Guenot, kevinmbyrne1, jimgraham
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Longitude: -9.726393, Latitude: 53.632423 , Easting: 85846, Northing: 266102 Prominence: 72m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 485821 766120,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnC687, 10 char: BnCrgnSthT
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps, but is called Maul Laur on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). This is probably an anglicisation of Ir. Meall Láir, 'middle lump', indicating its position half-way beween Ben Creggan and Ben Gorm.   Ben Creggan South Top is the third highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 133rd highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan South Top in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ben Creggan to right, South Top in centre, with ridge rising to summit
 
Stunning panoramas from amid wild rough ridge
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy,  27 Apr 2014
Park at L888 673 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. After approx 1.5 km, at L875 668 B you have the option of continuing west to the top of Ben Creggan and then making the short hop south to the South Top, or alternatively turning south west, crossing the valley to L866 663 C and ascending the ridge directly to the summit of Ben Creggan South Top. This is somewhat steeper than the more northerly ridge but is very firm underfoot. After 1km of climbing directly west, you will reach the South Top, which is marked with a cairn. Views from the summit are quite stunning, with Tawnyard Lough visible 5km to the east and Doo Lough Valley to the north west and Killary Harbour to the South West. From car to summit 1 hour 45 mins. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/4888/
 
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simon3 on Ben Creggan South Top, 2004
by simon3  8 Feb 2004
This visualisation of the landscape shows the Ben Gorm group from the NE at 3000m. If you are walking around the group anti-clockwise starting from north (right) of Glendavock, you will pass each of the summit eventually reaching Ben Gorm. This is a place where you can go wrong in mist. Around the point marked A there is a flattish area with three ridges leading off. Be aware that there are big cliffs around and obviously you need to get the correct ridge. Often this will be the longish ridge heading NE, which is shown reaching right down to the bottom of the picture. You can judge just how bumpy this is from shadow it casts. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/838/
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simon3 on Ben Creggan South Top, 2003
by simon3  5 May 2003
The last reddish rays of the sun caught the “Ben Gorm Mountains” in this picture, taken around May one year from the other side of Killary Fjord. Ben Creggan South Top is the golden top in the middle of the three peaks. Ben Creggan is the further peak, on the left, with Ben Gorm on the right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/476/
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Picture: Doo Lough as seen from Ben Creggan South Top.
Brendan777 on Ben Creggan South Top, 2009
by Brendan777  17 Sep 2009
Here is a photo I took from near Ben Creggan South Top looking towards Doo Lough with Clare Island and Achill visible in the background. The easternmost side of the Mweelrea range and the western side of Barrclashcame can also be seen. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/4110/
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Picture: Doo Lough and Finn Lough
 
Breathtaking in all directions
by Colin Murphy  3 Jun 2013
Pic shows Doo Lough Valley as seen from near the summit of South Top Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/14995/
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Picture: BCST summit. Mweelreas, Lugmores, Doo Lough
Summit
by Daithic  26 Apr 2014
BCST summit. Mweelreas, Lugmores, Doo Lough Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/16043/
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