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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 671 members. Recently by: paulmcquaid, erun, Helenha, oldpragmatist, danifergie87, wjnunan, Fergal Meath, IainT, Lauranna, Murray-Tucker, salford7, Philhanson, johncromie, declanohagan, amgall
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Longitude: -9.830358, Latitude: 53.63724 , Easting: 78983, Northing: 266810 Prominence: 779m,   Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 478959 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: The cliffs of Lugmore
 
Al on Mweelrea, 2008
by Al  17 Jul 2008
Surprised to see no description of the horseshoe walk from the delphi centre so will add one! Started off from the centre carpark last saturday through the wood heading directly for the peak of Derreennawinshin. As soon as we left the road we were struggling with the terrain, it is a pain to say the least, numerous bottles of apples the night before didn't help! After half an hour we were up and our curses changed to oooooos and aaaaaaas as we looked across killary harbour toward the bens and turks and then out toward the mouth of the fjord at the islands and beaches. A sharp right turn and we set our sights on Mweelrea. Coming down off Derreennawinshin is no more enjoyable than going up, knee high grass in places that just wants to put you on your face. The terrain improves once you start up again from the col and besides one small level ground respite it's a sharp enough pull all the way to the top. Down off Mweelrea we came and skirting around south of Benbury we reached the tops of the Lugmores. The views north were as impressive as those south with the huge drop down to the valley floor and croagh patrick and the mountains of achill in the distance. picking the eastern most spur of lugmore east top we descended directly toward the delphi centre. On reaching the grass line the going got tough again but with the end in sight we ploughed on. 6 hours start to finish, one of the best circuits in the country! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/3227/
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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)
 
The southern slopes of Mweelrea seen across Killa .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
I have read much about Mweelrea and have seen her .. by gerrym   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Unlike Cra I've problems with murphysw's approach .. by weedavie   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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