Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Users Online:
Guests online: 189
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Cnoc na Toinne: Imagine a gap, it's easy if you try

Caponellan Hill: Bring wellies

The rocky rocky road to the big hill.

Caherbla: Views to the west.

Oval route turned into a cracked egg shape by circumstance.

Caherbla: A walk over boggy ground with a steep ascent to finish

Coomnahorna: Watch out for the water.

Coomnahorna: Unfrequented rough summit joining three ridges.

An Bheann Mhór: Beautiful summit of great views but extremely difficult terrain.

Dereenavurrig Hill: Gorgeous colour on a hard to reach summit.

Illaunleagh: Illaunleagh

Lamb's Island: Lamb's Island

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Nephin Begs Area   E: Birreencorragh Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW 
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.
Rating graphic.
Birreencorragh Mountain Birín Corrach A name in Irish (Ir. Birín Corrach [logainm.ie], 'rocky little spike') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartzites and psammitic schists. Bedrock

Height: 698m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23/31 Grid Reference: G02455 05007
Place visited by 145 members. Recently by: nevgeoran, learykid, Daingean, CaminoPat, Juanita, annem, greidy1, maxim, springer, garymckenna, Michaelmangan, upper, No1Grumbler, sofearghail, pcost
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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/
COMMENTS for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach) 1 2 Next page >>  
Follow this place's comments
Shapely, remote mountain surrounded by fine valle .. by group   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
Shapely summit welcomes bootless buffoon .. by wicklore   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Birreencorragh (<i>Birín Corrach</i>) in area Nephin Begs, Ireland
Picture: long sweeping N ridge of Birreencorragh
 
Approach from the south
by gerrym  8 Apr 2021
My approach to Birreencorragh was from the col with Glenlara to the S. This gives a great appreciation of the very steep E slopes, partially covered in scree, dropping down into Glendorragha. As you climb, the distinctive form of Clare Island becomes perfectly framed between the hills of Buckoogh and Bengorm. The NW ridge drops down off the main ridge and it is well worth the short detour for another view of this many-faced mountain. As you near the summit the ground becomes scree-covered which gets larger for the last section. At the top there are the remains of a trig pillar and a shelter cairn where i had a bite to eat out of the wind. There is an even more expansive view from here as to that described from Glenlara - can now see Croughaun and Menawn on Achill to add to Slievemore, the Sligo mtns are also now visible beyond Nephin along with the Bluestacks in Donegal and more of the hills to the SW in Connemara. With the clarity of visibility I could see the beginnings of hills to the SE - Wicklow? Drop down N along the broad ridge, the ground levels and becomes very stoney as you pass three small cairns. When reach the fourth cairn, topped by a white rock, can either continue along the N ridge or turn to the NE and drop down, again a broad and stony ridge as you head straight for the bulk of Nephin. Pass 2 more marker cairns, at the second head E and drop down gently at first but then more steeply to the col with Knockaffertagh. Birreencorragh is a fantastic mountain and the horseshoe walk lets you glimpse all of its facets - it is quite different from the various compass points. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/1965/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
I relived the opening scene from The English Pat .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
The approach to the summit from the western slope .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
Once we got below the cloud ceiling, there were s .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach))
 
COMMENTS for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach) 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Birreencorragh (Birín Corrach).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007