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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 297 members. Recently by: Daingean, Joshua3, Seamus-hills, deirdremaryann, breathp, morgan_os, ConMack23, Juanita, CaminoPat, SeanPurcell, valerieh, annem, greidy1, nupat, Benbruce
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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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Access from the east
by Peter Walker  18 May 2015
There is a small piece in the current (Spring 2015) issue of Irish Mountain Log regarding access to Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan via Glendavock to the east. To summarize:

The farmer owning the valley (Brian Gibbons) is very sympathetic to hillwalkers, but would appreciate a courtesy call from any groups of more than three or four walkers planning to cross his lands. His number is (095) 42274 or alternatively call at his house 780m west of Tawnyard Lough at (L898673 C).

Information provided by Westport Hillwalkers Club. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/17996/
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