Birreencorragh 698m mountain, North Mayo Nephin Beg Range Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Birreencorragh Mountain Birín Corrach A name in Irish
(Ir. Birín Corrach [logainm.ie], 'rocky little spike') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartzites and psammitic schists. Bedrock

Height: 698m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23/31 Grid Reference: G02455 05007
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Longitude: -9.487789, Latitude: 53.985185 , Easting: 102455, Northing: 305007 Prominence: 583m,  Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 502423 805016,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brncrg, 10 char: Brncrgh
Bedrock type: Quartzites and psammitic schists., (Nephin Formation)

The element birín is rare in Irish names, but also occurs unqualified in Birreen, an outlier of Croaghmoyle. Walks: for a route to the summit from the N, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 70.   Birreencorragh is the 118th highest place in Ireland.

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Brendan_Quinn on Birreencorragh, 2009
by Brendan_Quinn  15 May 2009
Did the Birrencorragh horseshoe on May 10th 2009 on a quite marvelous day of sushine - this is a walk that is a must for Mayo based walkers. Parked the car at ref 052013 A just north of the small settlement of Cloondaff - followed good forest road north to T junction just after the bridge over river at 047022 B turned left to end of this track. At this point had to clamber through some forest to get out onto the hill and followed the valley up to first peak (with the forest on your right for the first 200 metres or so) the peak is at 340 unnamed on the OS map but at 026018 C then straight north up the southern spur of Bireencorragh then round to the east and south again up to Knockafertagh - the views and tops have been described by others writing about this walk but the view down to the valley below is spectacular and view across to Clare Island quite superb. Made mistake of dropping down into the valley too early, it was VERY BOGGY and had to cross river in Glendorrah at 048035 D which proved difficult and then headed into forest to pick up what we thought would be a good quality forest track tto get back to the car - a quagmire which we kept sinking into at one stage nearly to our waist. Would recommend coming down off Knockaffertagh in south easterly direction and even though tired after a tough walk to take in the last small hill in this circle of great peaks with two cairns marked as 295 nd 215 on the map in order to drop down to the forest road that runs south west from Letterkeeghaun joining the trail again at 067030 E and then walk back to the car. Even better idea if two of ye could do it is to take two cars and leave one at the end of the small track whcih ends at ref 072044 F Going through the forested plantation at the end of the walk was a nightmare or rather quagmire. Great walk though sorry no pics to upload! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/3763/
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Picture: Birreencorragh's summit shelter
 
eflanaga on Birreencorragh, 2007
by eflanaga  9 Oct 2007
From Birrencorragh West Top (See for second stage of Horseshoe walk) It was a case of retracing my steps down the short distance to the narrow saddle I had used on the ascent just 10 minutes before. From here IG01651 04811 G the main summit appeared to be much higher than the 178m suggested on the map but perhaps that was more psychological on my part given my recent prolonged spell of inactivity. In any event it proved much less taxing than I was expecting. I made my way south-east ascending to Spot Ht.587 IG02095 04663 H. The scree covered flank of the main summit rises steeply to the remains of the Trig Point and shelter on its top. As already described by others below the views from the summit are quite breathtaking - so planning your walk for a clear day (as much as that may be possible!) is advisable. The walk would continue further north from here, down the scree covered spur before turning east and then south towards the final summit in the horseshoe - Knockaffertagh Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/2856/
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Picture: Across Lough Beltra
CaptainVertigo on Birreencorragh, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  4 Aug 2005
Glenlara - Birreencorragh - Knockaffertagh as viewed from the south Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/1852/
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