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Birreencorragh South Top Mountain For origin of name, see Birreencorragh. Mayo County, in Arderin List, Mixed schists, minor basic metavolcanics Bedrock

Height: 564m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: G02430 03078
Place visited by 71 members. Recently by: Reeks2011, millsd1, Geo, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, IainT, IndyMan, Peter Walker, david bourke, phonohan, Oileanach, aidand, Garmin, eamonoc, ckilm
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Longitude: -9.48738, Latitude: 53.967723 , Easting: 102430, Northing: 303078 Prominence: 59m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 502409 803072,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrncSt, 10 char: BrncrgSthT
Bedrock type: Mixed schists, minor basic metavolcanics, (Bunaveela Lough Formation)

Named Berreen Corrough Beg on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). Previously Glenlara in MV.   Birreencorragh South Top is the 359th highest place in Ireland.

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An isolated gem in North Mayo .. by group   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
 
Firstly, many thanks to csd for the starting poin .. by gerrym   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
 
Glenlara's long wide ridge is the southern approa .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
 
Glenlara makes an ideal first stop on a Glenlara .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
 
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Picture: Birrencorragh South Top from Spot Ht 340
 
eflanaga on Birreencorragh South Top, 2007
by eflanaga  5 Oct 2007
I decided to start this horseshoe walk from an area known as Gortnaheilta IG03989 99921 B in order to add the two to three hundred metres climb which the route described below would deny me. This was because I have had limited walking this year and having been over seven weeks since my last walk. I felt I needed to maximise the climb available. I parked to the side of the road just above a lane (where there is room for one, possibly two cars on the grass verge). I took lane to it’s end roughly 1k passing cottage before making way up onto the hill following stream & fence (until turn in latter) from which it is a short climb to spot height 340m. From here you can continue to follow the fence up to within 800m of Birrencorragh's small rocky southern summit which my GPS reading IG02437 03060 C suggests it is some 150 metres further south than indicated on OS Map .The views as already described below are spectacular, particularly on a day (like the one I had) when visibility was excellent and the land and coast were bathed in wonderful Autumn sunshine. The remainder of the horseshoe is laid out before you from the summit cairn including the next summit on the walk - Birrencorragh West Top Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/335/comment/2854/
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A picture of the highest cairn, looking NE with K .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
 
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