Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
Tutorial Area
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

An Cnoc Fada: The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow

Tomies Mountain: Light on Tomies and Purple

Derrygarriff: Free as a bird

The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6

Enjoy your trip

Foardal: Beyond a shadow of a doubt

The Beara-Breifne Way Day7

The Beara-Breifne Way Day5

Hillocks

Foardal: Simple approach from NW

The Beara-Breifne Way Day4

Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.

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 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: L85846 66102
Place visited by 150 members. Recently by: William-J, JimMc, PaulNolan, Cathal-Kelly, Garmin, tphase, DeltaP, ckilm, AdventureJunky, IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, IndyMan, Peter Walker, wwwalker
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.726393, Latitude: 53.632423 , Easting: 85846, Northing: 266102 Prominence: 72m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 485821 766120,   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 132nd highest in Ireland.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/?PHPSESSID=hf944qs5brfuirhb2ai3m2u985
COMMENTS for Ben Creggan South Top << Prev page 1 2
The perfect vantage point .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Ben Creggan South Top)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Creggan South Top in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/128/comment/1288/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
3 for 1 if weather permits .. by Daithic   (Show all for Ben Creggan South Top)
 
The summit cairn is being freshly and continuousl .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Creggan South Top)
 
COMMENTS for Ben Creggan South Top << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Ben Creggan South Top.)

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.