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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: -9.830358, 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 giant among mountains .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Mweelrea is magnificent. Certainly any of the gui .. by murphysw   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
i met said militant farmer having mistaken his la .. by woody   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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Picture: Towards Delphi from Mweelrea
 
From the West - now with complimentary sunglasses.
by murraynolan  30 Jul 2010
Enjoyed a great walk up Mweelrea yesterday with two pals. I was wary of tackling 'The Ramp' so planned on approaching from the west, which turned out to be a good idea as the clouds were pretty constantly fixed at around 550 - 600 meters.

We parked up at the Cul de Sac sign at Dadreen - just past the pink house. From here a path runs along the stream before passing through a gate into open fields.

Shortly after leaving the gate we managed to lose a pair of much loved sunglasses and spent about 20 minutes trying to retrace our steps, but to no avail.

Walking on towards the col between Ben Bury and Mweelrea we forged up a steep section of the hill rather than baring slightly left along the course of the stream, arriving about 20 meters above the col.

The views down in both directions were great, with Ben Lugmore looking very impressive when the clouds cleared.

From here it was a surprisingly short walk to the summit where we enjoyed some of the Atlantic's finest clouds with just the occasional glimps down into the abyss.

We retracted our steps and spent a further 40 minutes doing our best CSI Mayo impression while looking for the glasses - but again, we couldn't locate them.

All in all a great walk. I'd love to tackle the classic route next time out, but it looks like a blue sky day would make for a more comfortable experience.

Finally, I have never seen so many frogs in my life as those found on the western slope of Mweelrea. With almost every step little fellas of all shades of green and brown were hopping out of our way.

Our hike took 5hrs 45 minutes, including about 1'45 for sunglass hunting and coffee drinking. This marks my 19th County Top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/5980/
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A tremendous circuit from South of Doo Lough to t .. by weedavie   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Climbed Mweelrea from the north end of Doolough o .. by lukemcmanus   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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