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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 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 127 members. Recently by: jmcg, TommyMc, justynagru, wicklore, Grumbler, ilenia, philmchale, briankelly, Roswayman, Atlanticstar, Fergal Meath, markwallace, jamesmforrest, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility
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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 118th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/
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Did the Birrencorragh horseshoe on May 10th 2009 .. by Brendan_Quinn   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
From Birrencorragh West Top (See for second stage .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
Glenlara - Birreencorragh - Knockaffertagh as vi .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Birreencorragh in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: view from top of grassy strip left south top, right Birrencorragh itself
 
Lung busting start to a very pleasant walk
by Fergal Meath  9 Jan 2019
Finally got to climb this beautiful remote peak. Thanks to MV contributors and Google satellite I found a great way up by driving to point B and parking at a turning point with a closed gate straight aheaad. (note: my ford focus managed the rough track sub 20km/hour). A steep grassy strip to the right of a new wire fence gets you up through the trees to th open mountainside. A lung busting start to a very pleasant hill walk.
Unfortunately I did not have enough daylight to take on the horseshoe back via Knockaffertagh. There and back was a comfortable 3 hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/20326/
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