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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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Surprised to see no description of the horseshoe .. by Al   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Access details for west side
by ciaranc  5 Jan 2011
Just a little more detail for access to the quick and easy way up Mweelrea from the west

From the road to silver strand (the last road in Mayo), park by the pink house at the Cul de Sac (just a T shape, really) sign. There's a pile of gravel there just now, but this may not last. Ignore the gate into the field but instead go up the farm track towards Mweelrea (trees and then a shed on your left). The track ends at a gate; once through the gate you're on open ground all the way to Mweelrea.

The west side is enormously simpler than the other approaches, but also less dramatic. With two kids (10 and 12) we were up and down in 3.5 hours; fast walkers would do it in 2 to 2.5. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/6191/
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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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