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Nephin Begs Area , Cen: Glennamong Subarea
Feature count in area: 28, all in Mayo, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-WNN, EW-WNS
Highest Place: Slieve Carr 721m

Starting Places (24) in area Nephin Begs:
Altnabrocky Adirondack Shelter, Bellanaderg Bridge, Brogan Carroll Bothy, Bunnahowna Bridge, Bunnahowna River, Burrishoole Loop, Cloondaff Church, Deel River, Furnace Lough E, Glasheens River, Glendahurk Bridge, Glennamong Bridge, LFeeagh E Treenbeg Cottage, LFeeagh E Treenbeg School Ruin, Lough Avoher Hut, Lough Feeagh, Lough Gall NW Mayo, Loughanawillan Loughs Track, Mulranny Post Office, R312 Boghadoon, R312 Prughlish, Srahduggaun, Tarsaghaunmore River, Wild Nephin Wilderness

Summits & other features in area Nephin Begs:
Cen: Glennamong: Bengorm 582m, Bengorm NW Top 468m, Corranabinnia 716m, Corranabinnia SW Top 687m, Glennamong 628m, Glennamong East Top 415m, Tirkslieve 401m
Cen: Nephin Beg: Aroher Hill 285m, Lettertrask 279m, Nephin Beg 627m, Nephin Beg South Top 410m
E: Birreencorragh: Birreencorragh 698m, Birreencorragh South Top 564m, Birreencorragh West Top 551m, Buckoogh 588m, Bullaunmore 388m, Knockaffertagh 517m, Mount Eagle 427m, Srahmore 186m, Srahrevagh North 282m
NW: Slieve Carr: Bunmore 243m, Sheeanmore 282m, Slieve Alp 329m, Slieve Carr 721m, Tawnyanruddia 531m
SW: Maunthomas: Claggan Mountain NE Top 501m, Maumthomas NE Top 440m, Maumthomas SW Top 477m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Glennamong, 628m Mountain Barr Ghleann na Monga A name in Irish,
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, Mamer Dougher, Curranyarry, Mayo County in Connacht province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Glennamong is the 243rd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference F91309 05874, OS 1:50k mapsheet 23/30
Place visited by: 116 members, recently by: Krzysztof_K, Wes, mrfleetfoot, johncusack, shnackbox, a3642278, eoghancarton, elizauna, ryanguinness10, derekfanning, Jimmy600leavey, annem, Michaelmangan, upper, No1Grumbler
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Longitude: -9.658453, Latitude: 53.990776, Easting: 91309, Northing: 305874, Prominence: 139m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 491245 805887,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Glnmng, 10 char: Glennamong
Bedrock type: Psammitic schists, quartzites, (Anaffrin Formation)
Notes on name: The name makes no sense as applied to a summit. However, nearby is the Glennamong River, S.E. of the summit, flowing into L. Feeagh, so Glennamong is clearly the valley through which the river flows. OSNB mentions it only as a townland name, not that of a peak, so the error may have arisen at the stage of printing the 6 map. Walks: for a route taking in Bengorm, Corranabinnia and Glennamong, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 72-73.
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Nephin Begs - a serious hiking challenge!
by bryanmccabe 10 May 2010
Another of those peaks with an alluring name! Started the hike at the carpark at BrogC Bty (F968 056) beside the Brogan Carroll Bothy shown in gerrym's photo, followed the Bangor Trail to the bridge crossing the river at A (F948 065) before heading roughly in a straight line to the spot height 384 on the ridge which curves towards Glennamong. The final climb from just west of Glennamong East top (spot height 415) to Glennamong itself is initially steep before levelling off. The highest point is not at the cairn but a little further north. We continued to take in Nephin Beg; 3 OS maps were actually required for this hike! Our descent to the Bangor Trail followed the broad ridge running roughly NE; we took a line towards the little lake just south of spot height 256. Care should be taken of the steep gradients to the left in poor visibility. The loss in height is considerable (470m approx), all of which needed to be regained as Nephin Beg and Glennamong have virtually the same elevation.
The photo is taken from near the summit of Glennamong looking into the west Mayo wilderness. Croaghaun and Slievemore on Achill Island are visible in the centre of the picture. The Icelandic ash plume that has been wreaking havoc with flight schedules was also very visible to the west and north. Also prominent from the summit were Benbulbin and the Bluestacks. The whole hike took over 8 hours and was a big effort to bag just two Vandaleur-Lynams; consistent with comments from ahendroff and others that this mountain range is probably the most remote in Ireland. This also served as a reconnaissance trip to have a look at Slieve Carr (the most remote of the Nephin Begs) - I think I'll be bringing the mountain bike for the Western Way as well as the hiking boots!! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/232/comment/4694/
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Picture: View from the summit
Remote and stunning
by Colin Murphy 29 May 2012
These mountains are among the most remote in Ireland and Glennamong is a long haul no matter which approach you choose to take. The shortest and possibly easiest route is probably from the east along the Bangor Trail, parking at B (F974 054), taking the track on the west of the road that joins with the Western Way, which eventually forks into the Bangor Trail. Follow this NW for about 6km to point C (F935 074) then SW up the gently rising slope for a further 3km. From the summit (marked by a triangular stone and not the cairn nearby) a vast plain extends to the west and north affording amazing views all the way to the western tip of Achill Island. The views to the south and east are equally impressive. It's a long haul, but on a fine day, well worth the effort. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/232/comment/6832/
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Picture: Looking back towards Corranabinnia
Looking back towards Corranabinnia
by Colin Murphy 29 May 2012
Whatever way you look, the landscape is stunning. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/232/comment/6833/
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gerrym on Glennamong
by gerrym 27 Aug 2005
(part 2). The ridge climbs up to point 415 which is quite rocky and gave good views across the Bawinduff River valley to the montsrous looking hills of Nephin Beg and Glencar, the tops of which were obscured by cloud but the lower slopes dappled with sunlight. The remainder of this walk was also laid out to the S towards Corranabinnia and the ridge leading to Ben Gorm. There is a drop down from point 415m to an area of peat hags where cross a fence at the thoughtfully piled stones and then start the climb to the summit. Encountered a fox here which kept close tabs on me as it climbed before eventually disappearing. As height is gained the views open out over the surrounding hills to Clew Bay to the S and the peat lowlands away to the N. The summit is a rocky area with a small cairn. It was windy, cold and misty here with little to see until dropped down slightly to the S - fantastic panoramas then opened out over the bogland to the Atlantic and Achill Island with the immediate bulk of Corranabinnia disappearing upward into the mist and down to the double corrie loughs on its NW flank. Cross an area of stone and eroded peat on the descent from the summit, keeping to the edge of the corrie in the pic, where there is a fairly well defined track. I was drawn towards a massive glacial boulder sitting in contrast to its surroundings before heading for the slight drop to the col with Corranabinnia. (see for next part of walk). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/232/comment/1914/
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simon3 on Glennamong
by simon3 30 Aug 2003
Glennamong forms the northerly summit of a horseshoe walk starting from NW of Lough Feagh. From it there are fine views in many directions. This picture shows Nephin on the skyline to the right of the cairn. To the right again is Birreencorragh, a convoluted mountain with a long central north south ridge and various smaller ridges leading off to West (Mount Eagle) and East (Knockaffertagh). Viewed from Glennamong, which is to its west, the profile of the central NS ridge is well displayed. Only just visible in the small version of this picture is Lough Conn, some 25k away.

The cairn shown here is perhaps 40m south of the summit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/232/comment/626/
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