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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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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mweelrea in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
 
A Western Gem
by ablighe  27 Jun 2010
The last time i attempted Mwelrea i tackled it from the Doo Lough side. The weather really came down & visibility was down to maybe 20 metres when we were on top of Lugmore so we decided to turn back.
This time (19/06/10) we decided to start from the Western side. We started a small distance from a Pink house, roughly L 766 697 A. There is a turn just off the road where there is room at this turn off for maybe 5 cars. There is 2 options here, follow the turn off to see where it leads or else go straight into the fields. We went straight into the farmers fields. There are 2 fences to scale doing it this way, with care it is possible to find a point on the south east corner of the field to get over the first fence without damaging it. In the second field there is a large boulder which forms part of the fence in the north east section of the field. Once over this it is open Mountain.
We headed directly for the Col between Ben Bury & Mwelrea, it was steep in parts but nothing too difficult. Once at the Col it is easy going, we had good weather. I think even on this route you would need some navigational skills if visibility was poor.
The summit of Mwelrea was spectacular, probably the most scenic i have been up in Ireland. We had a great day to take in all the surrounding Mountains and out to all the Islands. Photo attached from top looking out to mouth of Killary Harbour.
We got up at a easy going pace, not pushing hard in 2 & half hours.
We decided on top that it might be nice to try a different route down. We aimed for Uggool beach via the hill at L 778 664 B. Going this way was a very steep descent but was fine as it was on a grassy slope and with no dangerous ledges. As we got lower down particularly past the hill the terrain became boggy in parts and thick vegetation in others. It made for difficult walking conditions and ended up taking us just over 2 hours to reach the beach. What we didn't realise when deciding to go to the beach was that it is private property and the farmer had signs everywhere to say no walkers were allowed. We quickly got out of there and had a nice dip after a long hot day in Carrickwee beach.
Great day and highly recommend it to anyone. Will definitely go back to tackle it from the Lugmore side. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/5902/
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The big one!!! .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Tried the western approach to Mweelrea starting f .. by liame   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Sunday 17 April 2011 .. by jkforde   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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