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Mweelrea Area   E: Ben Gorm Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, MSW 
Highest place:
Mweelrea, 814m
Maximum height for area: 814 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 779 metres,

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Ben Gorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish (Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [MNIMA*], 'the blue peak') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 700m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L86227 65242
Place visited by 288 members. Recently by: SeanPurcell, valerieh, annem, greidy1, nupat, Benbruce, upper, No1Grumbler, nolo, Edmo, sofearghail, pcost, derekpkearney, abcd, Wes
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Longitude: -9.721075, Latitude: 53.624709 , Easting: 86227, Northing: 265242 Prominence: 670m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 486152 765254,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnGrm, 10 char: Ben Gorm
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

An Bhinn Ghorm is a mountain name which occurs 3 times in Co. Mayo. Ir. gorm is usually translated 'blue', but Breandán S. Mac Aodha suggests that 'iron-grey' is closer to the true meaning in such mountain names (MNIMA, 149). Walks: for a route taking in Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 60-61.   Ben Gorm is the 114th highest place in Ireland. Ben Gorm is the most easterly summit and also the second most southerly in the Mweelrea area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Gorm (<i>An Bhinn Ghorm</i>) in area Mweelrea, Ireland
Picture: Ben Gom from the R335
 
Three peaks, two names, Gorm and Creggan
by TommyV  4 Dec 2018
Starting at the car park at Aasleagh falls, thre is a gate directly across the road at L89338 64439 A leading onto the open mountains. It's a straightford climb along the spur up to Ben Gorm. Form here starts the fun of descending 100 metres to a col to ascend to Ben Creggan South Top. Then descending again to around 600 meteres before ascending Ben Creggan. After all of the asecnding and descending over three peaks, there is a temptation to descend along the spur running down to the Glendavok river rather than go back the way you came. We gave in to temptation. After crossing the river, we climbed to spot height 356 before descending to a farm at L89788 64962 B where a road leads out along by Aasleagh falls and back to the car park. Super views of the Partry mountains, Mweelrea, the Sheefreys and across Killary Harbour to the Turks and Bens. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/20111/
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