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Mweelrea Area   E: Ben Gorm Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, EW-CON, MSW 
Highest place:
Mweelrea, 814m
Maximum height for area: 814 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 779 metres,

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Ben Creggan Mountain Binn an Chreagáin A name in Irish, also Binn an Charragáin, also Teevnabinnian an extra EastWest name in English (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 246 members. Recently by: DarrenY, SFlaherty, RosieMc, farmerjoe1, DeirdreM, rhw, taramatthews, srr45, PiotrR, SeanPurcell, Barrington1978, Kaszmirek78, Timmy.Mullen, Krzysztof_K, Ansarlodge
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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 essentially the same as Fiachra Mac Gabhann’s interpretation, Binn an Charragáin [LME]. A slightly different version, Binn an Chreagáin, was given by Breandán Mac Aodha [MNIMA], The meaning is very similar, however. 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 122nd highest place in Ireland.

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Craggy summit with long descending spur to the ea .. by group   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
There is a small forest entrance at around L88867 .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
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Picture: Ben Creggan seen from summit of Barraclashcarne
 
gerrym on Ben Creggan, 2008
by gerrym  1 Mar 2008
Ben Creggan is a very impressive hill especially when seen from Doo Lough, with its steep and colourful slopes complimenting what is perhaps the best walking area in the country? This is the final part of a fairly demanding 5.5 hour walk taking in Ben Creggan S Top and Ben Gorm. From the col with the S Top (which has fairly substancial remains of a shepards hut) there is a short climb of around 10 minutes in a N direction to reach the summit cairn. It was misty on the top as with the other two on this walk, although I can't complain too much as it was dry unlike the days the other contributors here had. The descent is nearly due east along the northern ridge which parallels Glenummera River far below. The ridge is very rocky and drops steeply from the summit and as the weather cleared I had brilliant viewing as I walked the remaining 3 km of its length. The drops on either side give a good sense of elevation and there is plenty of room to walk along the top. The views across Gleummera to the Sheeffrys are quite special - they were still shrouded in heavy cloud even though the top of Ben Creggan was clear (luckily they were to clear and give me a brilliant days walking along thier lenght the next day). On reaching the final drop off the ridge bera N along the edge of clearfelled forest. There is then a walk over a field of long grass to reach the lonely road travelling through Glenummera. The road can then be followed back to the forest entrance above Tawnyard Lough. It was a very still evening and the water of the Lough was broken by a myriad of circles as the fish fed. An excellent circular walk giving height, stunning views, big drops, long ridges and solitude. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/1289/
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Ben Creggan about 4pm last New Years Eve, seen fr .. by milo   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
A fantastic day in February 2008. .. by jlk   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
Access from the east .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
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