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Twelve Bens Area , Cen: Lough Auna Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 34, all in Galway, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 44, EW-CON, MSW
Highest Place: Benbaun 729m

Starting Places (47) in area Twelve Bens:
Angler's Return, Barr na nÓran Road, Ben Lettery Hostel, Bogville Road, Bridge St Clifden, Bundorragha Estuary Cross, Bunnageeha, Cannaclossaun, Connemara Mountain Hostel, Connemara National Park Visitor Centre, Dernasliggaun, Doire na bhFlann North, Doughruagh CP, Emlaghdauroe Bridge, Emlaghdauroe South, Fee Lough SW, Glasbeg Stream, Glashmore Bridge, Glencoaghan River Bridge, Glencraff Road End, Gleninagh River, Illaunroe North, Illaunroe South, Inaghbeg Path, Kylemore Abbey Exit, Kylemore River, Letterfrack Lodge, Lettergesh Beach, Lough Anivan Bend, Lough Auna S, Lough Fee East, Lough Nacarrigeen S, Lough Tanny, Muck Lough NW, Nambrackkeagh Lough, Owen na Baunoge River, Owengar Bridge, Owenglin River, Owenwee River, Pollacappul Lough E, Pollacappul Lough W, Shanvally, Skeaghatimull, Ten Bens Cottage, Tooreennacoona River, Western Way Cnoc na hUilleann, Western Way Inagh Cottages

Summits & other features in area Twelve Bens:
Cen: Lough Auna Hills: Cregg 297m, Townaloughra East Top 216m
Cen: Polladirk: Bencullagh 632m, Maumonght SW Top 454m, Diamond Hill 442m, Knockbrack 442m, Maumonght 602m
E: Glencorbet: Benbaun 729m, Benbrack 582m, Benbaun 477m, Knockpasheemore 412m, Benfree 638m, Muckanaght 654m
N: Doughruagh: Altnagaighera 549m, Benchoona 581m, Benchoona East Top 585m, Currywongaun 273m, Doughruagh 526m, Doughruagh South Top 525m, Garraun 598m, Garraun South Top 556m, Letterettrin 333m
SE: Glencoaghan Loop: Bencollaghduff 696m, Benglenisky 516m, Benlettery 577m, Bencorr 711m, Bencorr North Top 690m, Bencorrbeg 577m, Binn an tSaighdiúra 653m, Benbreen 691m, Benbreen Central Top 680m, Benbreen North Top 674m, Derryclare 677m, Bengower 664m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Cregg, 297m Hill
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, Cregg Hill, Galway County in Connacht province, in Binnion Lists, Cregg is the 1166th highest place in Ireland. Cregg is the second most westerly summit in the Twelve Bens area.
Grid Reference L71543 52416, OS 1:50k mapsheet 37
Place visited by: 36 members, recently by: trekker, Tomaquinas, Haulie, Aciddrinker, Ulsterpooka, NickDown, tphase, David-Guenot, flynnke, bryanmccabe, paddyhillsbagger, wicklore, Wildrover, Fergalh, sandman
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.936854, Latitude: 53.506218, Easting: 71543, Northing: 252416, Prominence: 142m,  Isolation: 3km
ITM: 471521 752438,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Cregg, 10 char: Cregg
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1148/
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Summary for Cregg : Western tail end of the north Bens, with radio transmitter.
Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy 2022-05-29 10:00:02
            MountainViews.ie picture about Cregg
Picture: Cregg from the south.
Take the N59 west from Letterfrack and turn left along road A (L693 567). Continue along this for about 6km - it is by turns badly potholed and quite drivable so take care.This will take you to within spitting distance of the summit, which is marked by a mast. Climb over a fence to south of road and close to mast you will see a small pile of stones marking the highest point. The view of the mast is understandably ugly - but turn the other way and it is almost majestic, with Lough Nahillion nestling beneath the western slopes of the Twelve Bens.
Member Comments for Cregg

God bless the good old RTE transmitter access roads!
by Geo 26 Feb 2014
Climbed this about four years ago when it wasn't an MV listed summit. I had seen it from the nearby Diamond Hill. There is an RTE transmitter here and various telecommunications antennae. The cul-de-sac road from the N59 is accessed from A (L692 568). We drove south along this (very small) boreen and parked at about BogVil (L709 545) (as far as I recall). A gentle uphill ramble of about 5km return up to the summit telecoms enclosure with nice views east over the Bens. Nice that it's now included! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1148/comment/15885/
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From the SE
by markmjcampion 14 Nov 2020
I approached from the SE, having turned off the N59 at EmlaDr S (L75135 48710). I drove as far along the road as I could and then headed cross country. It had a wild and remote feel to it.
First I hit the stream at approx B (L72659 51631) and followed it north for about 500m before heading due West up to the summit. Rough enough under foot on the pull up to the top. I wasn't expected so much man made intrusion at the summit but it was a grand couple of hours nonetheless. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1148/comment/21353/
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Picture: Mast and summit stones
Contrasting views
by Colin Murphy 25 Jun 2014
Pic shows the other view of Cregg - technology's unstoppable march against nature! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1148/comment/17515/
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