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Meall Cheo Mountain An Meall Dubh barr thiar thuaidh A name in Irish
also Leenaun Hill North-West Top an extra name in English
Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin Beg List, Red mudrock, pale sandstone, minor tuffs Bedrock

Height: 578m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85969 59831
Place visited by 88 members. Recently by: thrifleganger, eeimly, Colin Murphy, Tran, mdoc1969, paulbrown, Aciddrinker, abcd, briankelly, Haulie, OisinD, Roswayman, fieldoptic, seanmeehan, magnumpig
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Longitude: -9.722242, Latitude: 53.576134 , Easting: 85969, Northing: 259831 Prominence: 20m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 485944 759851,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MlCh, 10 char: Meall Cheo
Bedrock type: Red mudrock, pale sandstone, minor tuffs, (Salrock Formation)

Meall Cheo is the 340th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meall Cheo in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: The summit is marked by a small cairn
 
Middle of a good ridge walk
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2020
See comments for Leenaun Far North top for an approach via Bucán. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1412/comment/18040/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meall Cheo in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Leenaun Hill W Top looking great from the SW.
Worth the visit.
by David-Guenot  11 Jun 2016
This summit is really worth a visit and can be easily bagged on the way between Bucan and Leenaun Hill. It has fine views, mainly over the main Maumturks ridge to the S. The cairn-topped summit is rather featureless, but the mountain looks quite impressive as seen from down in the Bunowen valley to the SW (see pic). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1412/comment/18579/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meall Cheo in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: The start of Killary Fjord can be seen, but not the finish line in Leenaun.
 
Maumturks Challenge part 4
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
On paper this section looks like it is the easiest part of the challenge as most of the hard climbing is done. But for tired legs, the mental challenge of the route really kicks in. A series of drops and climbs from Maumturkmore over to Maell Cheo makes every single metre look like 10 and feel like 100. The steep descend to Leenaun can really be felt in the legs. A beast of a challenge but one for any bucket list. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1412/comment/20169/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meall Cheo in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Poor summit, but the views compensate...
Small is beautiful
by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2020
This is officially an Arderin Beg, but to be honest it is barely visible as a separate entity and the 'summit' consists of a small cairn of sorts perched precariously on the edge of a low peat hag. Having said that the surrounding panoramas are magnificent. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1412/comment/20849/
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