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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 (Ir. Birín Corrach [], '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
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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.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Birreencorragh (<i>Birín Corrach</i>) in area Nephin Begs, Ireland
Picture: pic:CaptainVertigo - the south face
Shapely, remote mountain surrounded by fine valleys and great views.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, aidand, Onzy  18 Apr 2021
Birreencorragh is situated near Newport in the SE Nephins in an area of steep-sided valleys. It sits at the apex of the Glendorragha Valley and has a remote feel. It's a spectacular mountain when seen from the S and NW, while it slopes gently enough along a narrow ridge directly N and curls northeastwards towards Knockaffertagh to encircle the valley. There are extensive views over the rest of the nearby Nephins, Achill, Clew Bay and further afield to the Sligo hills and the Bluestacks.

S. Park on forest tracks either at G04207 02672 starA and G03490 02390 starB. From the second of these spaces head north up a grassy rise towards G03523 02708 starC, W to Birreencorragh S Top and north to B itself. 1.5hrs max to the top.

SE. Park with care at G05396 01129 starD and follow a track to the N, crossing the stream and thus gaining the lower slopes of Knockakaffertagh. Aim for the spot height G05896 04099 starE and after dropping to the col head over to the top of K. From here, it's an long but easy walk around the head of the Glendorragha valley to reach the summit of B. Allow 2.5hrs+

These routes can be combined into a circuit of Glendorragha which should take between 5 and 6 hours.

N. Park either at G01240 07167 starF or at G04156 09869 starG. Whichever you chose, aim for the N spur and be prepared for a steep pull.

Notable tracks incl track/2958, track/3865 and track/2754 which is a 20k circuit with 1,100m ascent. Linkback:
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))
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))
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