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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 great circuit from north of Doo Lough down to t .. by djouce   (Show all for Mweelrea)
Parked just past the Pink house in Dadreen, west .. by Gar   (Show all for Mweelrea)
A Western Gem .. by ablighe   (Show all for Mweelrea)
The big one!!! .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Mweelrea)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mweelrea in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Bunanakee River, Uggool Beach and Tully Mountain beyond.
liame on Mweelrea, 2009
by liame  5 May 2009
Tried the western approach to Mweelrea starting from the right of way at Dadreen about a kilometre from the end of the coast road that runs south from Louisburgh. This is as Gar describes it just past a pink house but now with the addition of a prominent cul de sac sign. The gradual climb steepens a bit as you approach the coll between Mweelrea and Ben Bury but is far less spectacular and rewarding than the approach from Doo Lough. Still, an hour and forty minutes later, I had one of the best views that Ireland can offer from the summit of Connaught's highest.
Coming down I initially headed south on the ridge with a view to dropping down towards Killary but, with clouds rolling in, I headed for the end of the southern leg of the Bunanakee River instead. As I followed this down, the beauty of the lower stretch of the river and Uggool beach beyond (see photo) drew me away from Dadreen. Eventually I came to the notorious fence guarded by a millitant sheep farmer and his dogs and he insisted that I head back up the hill before crossing over to the right of way at Dadreen. It nearly ruined an almost perfect day! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/3750/
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Sunday 17 April 2011 .. by jkforde   (Show all for Mweelrea)
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