Ben Creggan 693m mountain, Ben Gorm Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions

THE POWER OF WORDS

Slieve Binnian: Mind how you go on a route Not Recommended

Buckaun - Binnaw circuit.

An Bhinn Bhuí: A spectacular landscape

Croghan Kinsella

Knocknalougha South Top

Big Collin: Permission required?

12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited

Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top

Re: Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon

Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Paou to Chorto return

Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top: Nondescript summit for baggers only

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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: L85709 66604
Place visited by 172 members. Recently by: jamesmforrest, eoghancarton, Ulsterpooka, bryanjbarry, scapania, ilenia, Fergalh, strangeweaver, FrankMc1964, PaulaMc, William-J, JimMc, mickdylan, PaulNolan, Cathal-Kelly
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.728648, Latitude: 53.636902 , Easting: 85709, Northing: 266604 Prominence: 88m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 485684 766622,   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.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/?PHPSESSID=c9l0isu2v2jbhkt4vp9tn0i863
COMMENTS for Ben Creggan << Prev page 1 2
Incredible views into Doolough .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
A fantastic day in February 2008. .. by jlk   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Ben Creggan, 2003
by simon3  13 May 2003
The summit cairn on Ben Creggan on a very wet day. Below and to the west you would be able to see Delphi, Doo Lough and Mweelrea if it was clear. Hopefully someone will post a decent panoramic picture of the view. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/118/comment/491/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
The View From Here .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Ben Creggan)
 
COMMENTS for Ben Creggan << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Ben Creggan.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.