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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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Picture: View from Doo Lough of "green ramp"
david bourke on Mweelrea, 2007
by david bourke  5 May 2007
25th March 2007

Climbed Mweelrea on a beautiful sunny day. The access route chosen was via the green ramp on the Northern slopes. Parked on a lay by just past the top end of Doo Lough at L8224769909 I. Backtracked down the road and crossed between the two lakes. From this viewpoint neither the summit or the route is visible, however as you progress towards the ramp it becomes clear. Headed SW from the lakes, traversing the hill under Ben Lugamore at around the 500 contour. Once on the ramp the climb up to the ridge involves nothing more than a steady climb of approx 230m on a grassy incline.
Arrived onto the ridge at L8050367866 J. At this point the clear outline of Mweelrea summit could be seen. Time for a well deserved lunch stop.
From the ridge decided to walk along the escarpment to the summit cairn of Ben Bury at 795m. The ground descended southwest to a spur at 630m. L7925767602 K, before the final ascent. From the saddle it was a good pull up on to the final ridge and then on to the summit. There is no trig point or cairn but today the views more than compensated.
Didn’t delay too long at the summit. Returned to the point on the ridge where we had lunch and from there continued east up on to spot point 803 L8121267356 L on Ben Lugamore. I really enjoyed this part of the walk. The cliffs on the Northern side are extremely steep and dangerous. There is a well trodden path that marks the way. Continued eastward to spot height 760. Bore slightly southeast from here before the final descent east, via a steep gully. Crossed the Owengarr River at a small sluice at L8440367010 M.
How I would have loved to hop into the car at this stage! No alternative but to leg it along the entire length of Doo Lough. Ouch! The feet ached.
Arrived back at the car having completed 19.6km.
This is a classic walk and one of the best I have ever done in Ireland so far. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/2682/
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