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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 South Top Mountain Meall Láir A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Meall Láir [PDT], 'middle lump') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 687m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85832 66134
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Longitude: -9.726855, Latitude: 53.632983 , Easting: 85832, Northing: 266134 Prominence: 72m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 485792 766183,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnC687, 10 char: BnCrgnSthT
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps, but is called Maul Laur on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). This is probably an anglicisation of Ir. Meall Láir, 'middle lump', indicating its position half-way beween Ben Creggan and Ben Gorm.   Ben Creggan South Top is the third highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 133rd highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan South Top in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: BCST summit. Mweelreas, Lugmores, Doo Lough
 
Summit
by Daithic  26 Apr 2014
BCST summit. Mweelreas, Lugmores, Doo Lough Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/16043/
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The perfect vantage point
by ColinCallanan  20 Jun 2015
If the prospect of Mweelrea watching is something that appeals to you, then this is one of the best places to do it. If you found Ben Gorm a little disappointing, Creggan Sth top will make your jaw hit the floor. Choose a fine day, sit down in a sheltered spot, and relax for a while as you enjoy the point where Galway collides dramatically with Mayo, both of them battling, or possibly collaborating, to create the most awe-inspiring views known in Connemara. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/18147/
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Picture: SW top (in the middle) as seen from ridge to Ben Gorm
 
gerrym on Ben Creggan South Top, 2008
by gerrym  14 Jun 2008
Ben Creggan South Top is in the middle of a fantastic horseshoe walk taking in all three tops of the Ben Gorm mountains and two of its impressive ridges (see Ben Gorm for first part and Ben Creggan for final part). The three tops are all roughly the same height with only slight drops in between of approx. 100m, the real work being the initial climb. On its western side there are steep slopes dropping down towards Finn and Doo Loughs backed by Mweelrea and to the east yet more steep drops into the the cauldron nearly enclosed by the horseshoe of this walk. Fron Ben Gorm drop down NW passing a cairn on the way to the col. There are some very impressive views here down along the length of Doo Lough and out to sea. Ascend over firm ground passing some rocky outcrops and after 25 minutes reach the summit cairn. Unfortunately again there was mist on the top and only glimpses of the possible views were available to me. From here it is a drop down in a N direction to the col with Ben creggan itself. The first part of the descent is over steep and rocky ground and several small drops bring you quickly to the col. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/1288/
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Picture: Taken from lower BC showing BCS & Animal shelter ruin on col
3 for 1 if weather permits
by Daithic  26 Apr 2014
Start Ashleagh Falls, Ben Gorm, Ben Creggan South Top, Ben Creggan (3 hrs). Amazing views of Mweelreas & Sheefrys. Desending to col from BCST requires care before ascending to BC. Rather than retracing back along peaks again, descended back to col between BCST & BC, then heading westwards, down long long wide grassy slope following river gully (dry conditions & hiking poles recommended) down to Delphi & hitched back. Also safe route exit option in poor visibility. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/16042/
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simon3 on Ben Creggan South Top, 2003
by simon3  5 May 2003
The summit cairn is being freshly and continuously washed in this picture. It still doesn’t inspire. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/477/
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