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Ben Gorm Mountains Area
Place count in area: 3, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, MSW 
Highest place:
Ben Gorm, 700m
Maximum height for area: 700 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 670 metres,

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Ben Creggan Mountain Binn an Chreagáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn an Chreagáin [MNIMA*], 'peak of the rocky patch') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 693m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85716 66607
Place visited by 180 members. Recently by: deggy66, Aciddrinker, wicklore, Grumbler, paulbrown, Roswayman, barrymayo, Niamhq, billh999, jamesmforrest, eoghancarton, Ulsterpooka, bryanjbarry, scapania, ilenia
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Longitude: -9.728454, Latitude: 53.636958 , Easting: 85716, Northing: 266607 Prominence: 88m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 485697 766628,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnCrgn, 10 char: Ben Cregan
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

The pronunciation of the name collected during the first Ordnance Survey, Bin a yoragaun, was not as one would expect from the current anglisation Ben Creggan. John O'Donovan interpreted this as Binn a Chorragain. This suggest that the Ben Creggan represents a slight re-interpretation of the name. Walks: for a route taking in Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 60-61.   Ben Creggan is the second highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 122nd highest in Ireland. Ben Creggan is the most northerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most westerly.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
 
Incredible views into Doolough
by ColinCallanan  20 Jun 2015
On a clear day, the views into Doolough are incredible, and you'll see Mweelrea in all it's glory. Certainly makes up for an underwhelming Ben Gorm summit point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/18146/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: towards Aasleagh Falls
jlk on Ben Creggan, 2008
by jlk  2 Mar 2008
A fantastic day in February 2008. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/2984/
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simon3 on Ben Creggan, 2003
by simon3  13 May 2003
The summit cairn on Ben Creggan on a very wet day. Below and to the west you would be able to see Delphi, Doo Lough and Mweelrea if it was clear. Hopefully someone will post a decent panoramic picture of the view. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/491/
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Picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfMds51ingM&feature=grec_index
The View From Here
by CaptainVertigo  23 Jun 2011
I was delighted to come across a short (far too short) film on YouTube by our very own Brendan777. Its taken from the top of Ben Creggan and includes some super shots of Mweelrea and Doolough. Whats really impressive is the sense of height you get as well as the lovely light. I'm hoping that this will be the first of many films from Brandan777 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/6385/
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