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Mweelrea Area   E: Ben Gorm Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 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 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 197 members. Recently by: Haulie, Joshua3, deirdremaryann, abcd, valerieh, annem, finkey86, upper, No1Grumbler, Atlanticstar, Edmo, sofearghail, pcost, fingal, Wes
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan (<i>Binn an Chreagáin</i>) in area Mweelrea, 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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A fantastic day in February 2008. .. by jlk   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
The summit cairn on Ben Creggan on a very wet day .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
The View From Here .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
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