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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
Place visited by 107 members. Recently by: JimMc, PaulNolan, Reeks2011, millsd1, Geo, oakesave, jasonmc, Hadleigh, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, IainT, IndyMan, Peter Walker, Djouce, david bourke
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Longitude: -9.487743, Latitude: 53.985194 , Easting: 102455, Northing: 305007 Prominence: 583m,  Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 502426 805017,   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 117th highest place in Ireland.

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Multifaceted Mountain .. by group   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
Approach to Birreencorragh was from the col with .. by gerrym   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Birreencorragh in area North Mayo, 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! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/1254/
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Once we got below the cloud ceiling, there were s .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
Did the Birrencorragh horseshoe on May 10th 2009 .. by Brendan_Quinn   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
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