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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 Bury Mountain Ucht an Chreagáin A name in Irish
also Oughty Craggy an extra name in English
(Ir. Ucht an Chreagáin [logainm.ie], 'breast of the little crag') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 795m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L80244 68290 This summit has been logged as climbed by 305 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, salford7, Damien25, Onzy, Garmin, ericjones, tommccarthy, Aciddrinker, Colin Murphy, A_Hynes, Teresa-ms, gmpr40, davidsloan_1, deirdrenig
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Longitude: -9.811874, Latitude: 53.650821 , Easting: 80244, Northing: 268290 Prominence: 60m,   Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 480220 768308,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnBry, 10 char: Ben Bury
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

Also known as Oughty Craggy.   Ben Bury is the third highest mountain in the Mweelrea Mountains area and the 44th highest in Ireland.

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This is a great starting point for walks to all t .. by ankaby   (Show all for Ben Bury)
 
After all the excitement of the Ben Lugmore ridge .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Ben Bury)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Bury in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: the flat top of Benbury with the steep corrie walls in the foreground
 
gerrym on Ben Bury, 2006
by gerrym  15 Aug 2006
Benbury was the first top I reached on the way to and from Mweelrea on a hot day this July. I parked at the N end of Doo Lough where there is ample room for a number of cars (828694 A). I followed the shore of the lough, passing streams with darting fish and looking across to the towering figure of Ben Creggan at its S shore. Pass some sheep pens and continue uphill, over what would normally be quite wet ground - big vampire flies attacked me here and drew blood along with an amount of anger. Follow the rise alongside the Sruhauncuillinmore river and round into the full glory of the magnificent corrie. It would be nice to see an equally impressive corrie lough but it is not to be - i likened it to Muckish and the Miners track only x 10. The going is pretty easy as contour around and up the back of the corrie - there were a couple of others coming up more steeply and directly from down in the corrie beside the river. There are some boulders and scree to cross, along with several streams which were mostly hidden from view beneath rocks. I did pass by some slabs of rock covered in thick moss which had clear cool water running through and from which i filled my hat to cool me down on the very hot day. Even the precipitous walls of the corrie could only block the high summer sun for a short time. There is a step climb up to the grassy ramp which the guide books talk of and it is a pretty good description. The gradient eases as pass the end of scree made up of large boulders and then there is a well worn track past a small pile of stones up to the col and a cairn. Turn R to follow the cliff edge as it bends around to the NW to the top and a small cairn. From here there are great views over to the three tops of Ben Lugmore and S to the further away top of Mweelrea itself. Across Doo lough the views along Glenummera valley, protected on either side by the Sheffrys and Ben Creggan, are special from this height. To the NE i could see the distant Ox mtns, Nephin, Nephin Begs, Corraun, Achill and C Patrick. To the S i could see the Bens and the Mamturks. The ground here is bare and stoney and further along there is another small cairn which has better views out to the W and the ocean and to the Mamturks, with a part of Killary Harbour visible - I could also make out the long beach of Trawmore on Achill. The climb to here had taken me over 2 hours and from here i dropped down to the SW towards Mweelrea. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/43/comment/2458/
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Panoramic view from north end of Doo Lough - Ben .. by stevefe   (Show all for Ben Bury)
 
I recently returned to Mweelrea with a few mates .. by murphysw   (Show all for Ben Bury)
 
Parked at North of Doo Lough, and we head SW into .. by Geo   (Show all for Ben Bury)
 
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