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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 663 members. Recently by: Murray-Tucker, salford7, Philhanson, johncromie, declanohagan, amgall, javono, willmg, Damien25, Onzy, Garmin, paddyobpc, dillonkdy, ericjones, HikerGer
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mweelrea in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mweelrea seen from Ben Lugmore
 
Connaught's finest
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, Harry Goodman, simon3, jackill, Pazapas,  30 May 2016
Mweelrea, Connaught's highest, presents magnificent scenery, but is a mountain which must be treated with respect. In poor visibility good navigational skills are essential. 1.Most direct approach is from the West. Start at L765688 A and take a rough farm track East. At end cross a gate and head SE for 2km to a river/stream junction L780676 B. With the river to the right continue up more steeply E to a col L793676 C and then go SSW up the ridge to the summit. 2. Starting from the Delphi Activity Centre L839652 D off the R335 follow the line of the Owennaglogh River west. Once beyond the forest go up SW to a col on the ridge above L806650 E and head NW to cross the minor top of Mweelrea SE Spur. Continuing NW descend to a high col and the start of steep ascent initially up NW and then due N around the rim of a deep corrie. 3. The most difficult route starts at the N end of Doo Lough L828695 F. Head SW and follow the Sruhauncullin stream up and into a large corrie. Take a broad grassy ramp up to the right - this is a steep traverse especially near top.. Once out on the broad flat ridge go W and contour around the slopes of Ben Bury to a col (already noted and referenced for route 1) before heading up steeply SSW to the top. 4. For Mweelrea circuit route see short summary for Ben Lugmore East top for initial access. From Ben Bury walk 1km SW to col before steep ascent to the south of 170m, which is rocky initially then gives way to grass. You will reach summit 1km from the col. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/4794/
 
Really enjoyed my ascent of this peak on 11 Sept .. by rmilne   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
My most recent ascent was 3 years ago. This was f .. by milo   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Photo taken looking from near the summit of Mweel .. by Sweeney   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Davy Spillane was playing in Matt Molloy’s “at” f .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
25th March 2007 Climbed Mweelrea on a beautifu .. by david bourke   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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