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Mweelrea Mountains Area
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, MSW 
Highest place:
Mweelrea, 814m
Maximum height for area: 814 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 779 metres,
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Mweelrea Mountain Maol Réidh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Maol Réidh [GE], 'bald hill with the smooth top') County Highpoint of Mayo, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 814m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78983 66810 This place has been logged as visited by 691 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, GoldCircle, Aciddrinker, dodser, Cathal-Kelly, DeltaP, Golly, DaveMc, Aidy, johnballinger, strangeweaver, msammon, odonovansf, clacon, Niamhq
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Longitude: -9.830313, Latitude: 53.637241 , Easting: 78983, Northing: 266810 Prominence: 779m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 478962 766828,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mwlr, 10 char: Mweelrea
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

Mweelrea is the highest mountain in Connacht.   Mweelrea is the highest mountain in the Mweelrea Mountains area and the 35th highest in Ireland. Mweelrea is the highest point in county Mayo.

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Climbed Mweelrea from the north end of Doolough o .. by lukemcmanus   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Surprised to see no description of the horseshoe .. by Al   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Access details for west side .. by ciaranc   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
If you are taking the approach from behind the Ad .. by seaniewan   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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Picture: Crossing from Ben Bury to Mweelrea as cloud closes in.
 
Brilliant Mountain, But Demands Respect
by Aidy  24 Jun 2017
I found Mweelrea to be a magnificent mountain, dramatic, rugged, and with amazing views. I would definitely recommend ascending from the Doo Lough side to take in the Ben Lugmore tops and Ben Bury to make the most of the scenery. Our walk did however serve as a reminder that the Irish mountains, particularly one such as Mweelrea, can be dangerous.

I normally walk alone due to all the stop/starting and diversions for photographs, but this time I had two companions with me - both fit and healthy ( and much younger than me!). By the time we got to Ben Lugmore however, one of them was seriously struggling. I don't know if it was a fitness problem or if he was coming down with something, but he started to slow to a snail's pace, and began having severe pain in his legs. He wanted to push on, and it seemed to be a similar distance no matter which way we went at this stage, but progress was painfully slow, and by the time we got to Mweelrea he was in a bad way. All we could do was walk slowly with him, with plenty of stops, and I had already given him my hiking poles to see if that helped.

We abandoned the idea of going over the SE Spur and Teevnabinnia, to get to flatter ground, but it became clear that we wouldn't be getting out before dark. As we reached the valley floor, aiming for a forest track which led out to the road, he was actually starting to hallucinate and shiver, even though the weather was extremely mild. Luckily, as I knew Mweelrea was a serious mountain I had spare warm clothes and a foil emergency blanket, and we sat and let him rest for a couple of hours, giving him plenty of water and high energy food.

Eventually he recovered enough to undertake the last stretch, albeit extremely slowly, and we made our way out in darkness - again thankfully I had a GPS and torches.

A reminder, that on a mountain like this, no matter how good the conditions, it is better to well prepared, and maybe to carry that little bit of extra gear. I have to admit, I always felt half embarrassed at carrying foil blankets etc in the little Irish mountains, but I'll always have one on me from now on!

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The southern slopes of Mweelrea seen across Killa .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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