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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
also Binn an Charragáin an extra 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 185 members. Recently by: fingal, Wes, hivisibility, justynagru, jrpcalvert, deggy66, Aciddrinker, wicklore, Grumbler, paulbrown, Roswayman, barrymayo, Niamhq, billh999, jamesmforrest
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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 second highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 121st 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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Access from the east
by Peter Walker  18 May 2015
There is a small piece in the current (Spring 2015) issue of Irish Mountain Log regarding access to Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan via Glendavock to the east. To summarize:

The farmer owning the valley (Brian Gibbons) is very sympathetic to hillwalkers, but would appreciate a courtesy call from any groups of more than three or four walkers planning to cross his lands. His number is (095) 42274 or alternatively call at his house 780m west of Tawnyard Lough at (L898673 C).

Information provided by Westport Hillwalkers Club. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/17997/
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