Ben Creggan 693m mountain, Ben Gorm Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Ben CregganMountainBinn 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')MayoCounty in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock
Height:693mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L85716 66607 Place visited by 184 members. Recently by: Wes, hivisibility, justynagru, jrpcalvert, deggy66, Aciddrinker, wicklore, Grumbler, paulbrown, Roswayman, barrymayo, Niamhq, billh999, jamesmforrest, eoghancarton I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 122nd highest in Ireland. Ben Creggan is the most northerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most westerly. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/