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
Place visited by 123 members. Recently by: Grumbler, ilenia, philmchale, briankelly, Roswayman, Atlanticstar, Fergal Meath, markwallace, jamesmforrest, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, Fergalh, markmjcampion, Lauranna, glencree
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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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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 A 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 B. 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 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/112/comment/2856/
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Glenlara - Birreencorragh - Knockaffertagh as vi .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
Lung busting start to a very pleasant walk .. by Fergal Meath   (Show all for Birreencorragh)
 
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