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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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Ben Lugmore Mountain Binn Log Mhór A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Binn Log Mhór [PDT], 'peak of the big hollow') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 803m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81173 67379 This summit has been logged as climbed by 274 members. Recently by: Fergal Meath, IainT, marchiggins, Damien25, Onzy, Garmin, ericjones, Aciddrinker, Colin Murphy, A_Hynes, trevorf, tommccarthy, Iamcan, davidsloan_1, deirdrenig
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Longitude: -9.797469, Latitude: 53.642861 , Easting: 81173, Northing: 267379 Prominence: 158m,   Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 481150 767398,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnLgmr, 10 char: BnLgmr
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

Ben Lugmore is the second highest mountain in the Mweelrea Mountains area and the 39th highest in Ireland. Ben Lugmore is the third highest point in county Mayo.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Lugmore in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ben Lugmore as seen from the west top.
High centre of an exhilarating ridge.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, simon3,  30 May 2016
Ben Lugmore at 803m is the 18th highest peak in Ireland and only just short of Mweelrea. (814m). It has a dangerous 600m cliff face drop on the NE side to the Sruhauncullinmore valley and a marginally less steep drop in to the Owennaglogh valley to its South.
Since the summit is part of a ridge formed by its West and East tops generally that's where access to it will be made along a distinct but not very developed path. Although there may appear from the cliff side to be extremely big drops between the summits of Ben Lugmore, this is not actually the case on the ground. The drop between Ben Lugmore and the West top is a steep but short 50m climb for example.

For comprehensive access details see short summary for Ben Lugmore East Top. Having reached that summit, Ben Lugmore is reached after just 500m along a narrow rocky track to the NWW. It is a fine, well defined top, marked by a small pile of stones. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/38/comment/4798/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Lugmore in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ben Lugmore from the east with Ben Bury back right and the saddle to Mweelrea on the left
New Comment: Nice peak
by Fergal Meath  12 Oct 2016
Our party of 6 took the Lugmore ridge home after a visit to Mweelrea via the ramp on a sunny and calm October day. If we had taken a short-cut back down the ramp we would have missed out on this fantastic peak and an exhilarating ridge walk.We found the descent off the end of this ridge to the sluice gates at the southern end of Doo Lough quite tricky and time consuming as there are a lot of crags to avoid. But this peak and its ridge were definitely worth the extra effort. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/38/comment/18652/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Lugmore in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ben Lugmore sharply defined in the centre
gerrym on Ben Lugmore, 2006
by gerrym  17 Aug 2006
Ben Lugmore and its outriding tops to the E and W, form a high level ridge which has sheer drops to the left down into the corrie to end all corries and long scree covered slopes to the right ,dropping down less dramatically into another corrie with a lough. There are drops of up to 150 ft between the tops which doesn't present too much effort, but they do look good as the picture shows. Ben Lugmore is by far the most impressive of the three tops in looks and when standing on its small top, just past a precariously situated outcrop of rock you certainly feel the 803 m below you. The walk to the top is easy enough on grass from the little col of the W top to a little pile of stones. The views from this height are obviously far reaching - along the wide Inagh valley with the Mamturks and Bens either side, to C Patrick with its white chapel easily visible and Nephin looking like a mirror image just beyond, to the Nephin Begs and the mountains of Achill. There are also good views down to the double corries to the SW with thier loughs. I definitely would not be comfortable here in wind or mist, okay i would not be here at all. There is no need to walk along the very top as there is plenty of opportunity to walk on the less severe slopes to the right, but the corrie does demand your attention and popping up to the top to peer down is a must. From the top can appreciate that there is quite a wee drop from the other tops to here. The walking along this ridge is definitely one of the better aspects of visiting Mweelrea and should be included for a complete experience of the mountain. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/38/comment/2461/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Lugmore in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lugmore (snow removed)
CaptainVertigo on Ben Lugmore, 2010
by CaptainVertigo  23 Mar 2010
I walked the Lugmore Ridge from west to east on a perfect sunny but cold day in March as part of the Mweelrea horseshoe. The rim was covered in frozen snow that seemed firm underfoot, and that gave me some comfort. Digging my heels in hard, and using my walking poles, I literally edged forward one step at a time, terrified that I might slide to my death into Glenconneely to the south. The knowledge that the walls of the corrie to the north were even steeper made me worse. I kept thinking "Thank God I'm not leading a group" because I would be sick at the thought of one of them taking a dive. I resolved to warn my children NEVER to THINK of going near the place . Comrades, there was no mist and no wind, and yet I quaked. If you must attempt this traverse please wait for perfect conditions. At one stage I thought about going back, but when I turned around, the way I had come seemed worse than what was in front of me. I struggled on, and felt totally elated when I made it to a kind of plateau circa L 8155 6720 A. Sure the views were equally stunning on Lugmore West Top, and Lugmore itself: but one does not have much time for beauty when one's buttocks are in jeopardy. (I ask my reader to Google Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to learn more about "priorities"). But from the safety of that little plateau twixt Lugmore and its East Top, and in my solitary state, surrounded by exquisite sights from Achill to Croagh Patrick, to the Sheefrys, Devil's Mother, Maumtrasna, Bens Creggan and Gorm, Killary, Maamturks, Twelve Bens,Northern Bens and Mweelrea itself, I felt momentary mastery of the universe. How quickly we forget mortal terror, and the half whispered prayers for safe passage when once again our buttocks run free. See my trail of liquid manure at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcb1BKeNmE Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/38/comment/4528/
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madfrankie on Ben Lugmore, 2006
by madfrankie  21 Aug 2006
From cloud-covered Ben Lugmore East Top, the route is obvious, but alarming, as a steep and narrow ridge slopes off west to reascend to a soaring pinnacle. Okay, perhaps it's not that bad in good visibility, but that's the way it appeared to me in that cloud-distorting way. Mind you, the ridge is pretty narrow, but it doesn't seem to take long before you arrive at the summit, a small pile of stones teetering on the cliff edge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/38/comment/2468/
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Picture: The north side of the Lugmore ridge from the East Top
SDillmore on Ben Lugmore, 2005
by SDillmore  21 Jun 2005
Not much of a peak on its own, but a nice ridge walk towards Ben Bury and Mweelrea. As I experienced first hand, the clouds can roll in quickly, so make sure you take your map and compass no matter how nice the weather is when you start out. A fall off the north cliffs would certainly sour the experience. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/38/comment/1776/
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