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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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan (<i>Binn an Chreagáin</i>) in area Mweelrea, Ireland
Picture: Ben Creggan is the highest point right skyline, Ben Gorm behind.
 
Craggy summit with long descending spur to the east.
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy  17 May 2024
Park at L888 673 starA in the entrance to a Coillte forest. Cross the road and begin to ascend the long ridge on the eastern side of Ben Creggan. This is a fairly gently rising slope about 3km long, with the going underfoot fairly solid, mostly rocky. The ground becomes markedly steeper as you rise, and continues in this fashion for the remaining 750m climb, which will take you directly to the well-defined summit, which is marked by a cairn. Great views of Mweelrea to the west and Tawnyard Lough to the east, although the view of Doo Lough is partially blocked by the bulk of Barrclashcame. Car to summit will take you about an hour and a half.

It can also be visited from L89422 62435 starB as part of a trip to all three of the "Ben Gorm Mountains" subarea.

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 starC. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/4878/
 
There is a small forest entrance at around L88867 .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
Ben Creggan is a very impressive hill especially .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ben Creggan (Binn an Chreagáin))
 
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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