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Mweelrea Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 814 metres,   Summits in area: 9,   Maximum prominence for area: 779 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Mweelrea, 814m
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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 666 members. Recently by: wjnunan, Fergal Meath, IainT, Lauranna, Murray-Tucker, salford7, Philhanson, johncromie, declanohagan, amgall, willmg, Damien25, Onzy, Garmin, paddyobpc
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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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A giant among mountains .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Mweelrea)
Mweelrea is magnificent. Certainly any of the gui .. by murphysw   (Show all for Mweelrea)
i met said militant farmer having mistaken his la .. by woody   (Show all for Mweelrea)
From the West - now with complimentary sunglasses .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Mweelrea)
A tremendous circuit from South of Doo Lough to t .. by weedavie   (Show all for Mweelrea)
lukemcmanus on Mweelrea, 2006
by lukemcmanus  10 Jun 2006
Climbed Mweelrea from the north end of Doolough on July 9th, just at the end of the hottest week of the year so far. Easy enough going to the corrie - found a pair of brown Armani sunglasses if any Mountain Viewers mislaid them! The corrie is breathtaking, and I found the ramp without too much difficulty. "A grassy ramp" as my book described it, a phrase loaded with resonances of pastoral relaxation. In fact, its a fairly gruelling ascent, though the views are incredible. Plenty of water breaks (it was 23C - I drank three litres of water that day). The narrow path over the steep scree at the top of the ramp could give fright to the timid, but it was heartening to the reach the top so soon after this mildly hair-raising crossing. A handy ramble over nice dry peat to the top of Ben Bury, and then another relatively pleasant pull up Mweelrea itself - anything seems handy after the dreaded ramp, which at least means that the worst is out of the way early. It was extremely sunny and windy and the view from the summit was indescribably spectacular.

Headed back to the ridge along the corrie top, where the intermittent path takes one or two very close swerves towards the edge. Ben Lugmore is a great looking mountain, and then the long walk along the ridge, and negotiating a trickily steep mountainside back down to Delphi. Seven hours on one of the best days of the year. Met one other walker. It was fantastic. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/2389/
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