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Mweelrea Mountains Area
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 
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 688 members. Recently by: dodser, Cathal-Kelly, DeltaP, Golly, DaveMc, Aidy, johnballinger, strangeweaver, msammon, odonovansf, clacon, Niamhq, Daingean, Juanita, bryanjbarry
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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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Picture: looking down to Lough Bellawaum
 
gerrym on Mweelrea, 2006
by gerrym  17 Aug 2006
I have read much about Mweelrea and have seen her from many different angles and distances over the past few years as i have tackled other mountains in the west. From high up at the end of the the Sheffrys Mweelrea is a monstrous looking prospect across Doo lough, from the Nephin Begs her height was apparent cloaked in cloud whilst those around were clear, from a favourite campsite at Renvyle beach she dominates the skyline beyond Benchoona. These years of contemplation were finally moved to action this July when i was determined to set aside a day to explore for myself. I approached Mweelrea from Doo Lough, rising to the top of Ben Bury. From there i dropped down easily in 20 mins to the col. There are cairns marking the W side of the mountain as it drops down past some glacial eractic boulders. There are some great views out to the W over a sandy coastline to the ocean and some fish farms, and inland past the corrie holding Lough Bellawaum and on to the Mamturks. The rise ahead looked steep but it was surprisingly easy on stoney and close cropped ground. As reached the crest could see down into yet another corrie, this time with a less impressive lough in the form of Lugalougan and a ridge heading down towards Killary Harbour. What is impressive is the way the ice has eaten away solid rock up to the summit on this side of the mountain giving the top a distinctive high point, walk along this crest up to the summit itself which is marked by a small cairn. Mist was floating in from the sea on the W side of the mountain as the air rose and cooled so limited views there, i did drop down a little to try and get a view but the ground was quite steep and i had no joy. What I could see was all of the Bens, the Mamturks, Ben Gorm, Mamtrusna and on to C Patrick, and the Nephin Begs. I could also see a big slice of Killary with Leeaun Hill at its head. There was a group at the top as i was ascending but they had disappeared when i arrived and several others appeared as i sat on the top having something to eat and drink - not bad for what should be a big attraction in terms of climbing. As I desended back to the col the roar of water from the river dropping steeply into Lough Bellawaum caught my attention, as did the steep and scree strewn slopes of the three tops of Ben Lugmore, ending abruptly at the massive corrie i had climbed through earlier. I cut across the shoulder of Benbury heading for the col and small cairn i had passed earlier coming up form the corrie. I had a great day in good weather to see all aspects of the hill from up close and i was not disappointed - i urge you to see for yourself. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/2459/
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