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Nephin Begs Area   E: Birreencorragh Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-WNN, EW-WNS 
Highest place:
Slieve Carr, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 646 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Birreencorragh Mountain Birín Corrach A name in Irish, also Birrin Corrough an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Birín Corrach [logainm.ie], 'rocky little spike') Mayo County in Connacht Province, 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
Place visited by 168 members. Recently by: ochils_trekker, Krzysztof_K, NualaB, abcd, Timmy.Mullen, mrfleetfoot, Oscar-mckinney, Carolyn105, Wes, SeanPurcell, ryanguinness10, elizauna, Pear, adgrenna, nupat
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Longitude: -9.487758, Latitude: 53.985185 , Easting: 102455, Northing: 305007 Prominence: 583m,  Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 502425 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 third highest mountain in the Nephin Begs area and the 118th highest in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/
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Shapely, remote mountain surrounded by fine valle .. by group   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
Gateway to the Nephin Begs .. by ochils_trekker   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
Shapely summit welcomes bootless buffoon .. by wicklore   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
Approach from the south .. by gerrym   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
I relived the opening scene from The English Pat .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Birreencorragh (<i>Birín Corrach</i>) in area Nephin Begs, Ireland
 
csd on Birreencorragh, 2004
by csd  18 Oct 2004
The approach to the summit from the western slopes is fairly steep and rocky; we tackled it as part of a Glenlara - Birreencorragh - Knockaffertagh horseshoe. The summit area itself is rocky and consists of a windbreak fashioned from these rocks and what looks like a demolished trig pillar in the middle of a large stone cairn. Unfortunately the summit was fog-bound when we reached it, so this picture is from the SW near Glenlara. If planning to do this horseshoe, be extra careful in the fog. There are two spurs north of the summit, and you need to take the right-hand one. We misjudged and ended up with an hour's detour to get back on course! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/1254/
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