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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: -9.726394, 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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