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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 Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 693m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85716 66607
Place visited by 179 members. Recently by: wicklore, Grumbler, paulbrown, Roswayman, barrymayo, Niamhq, billh999, jamesmforrest, eoghancarton, Ulsterpooka, bryanjbarry, scapania, ilenia, Fergalh, strangeweaver
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Longitude: -9.728543, Latitude: 53.63693 , Easting: 85716, Northing: 266607 Prominence: 88m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 485691 766625,   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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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)
 
The summit cairn on Ben Creggan on a very wet day .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
The View From Here .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
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