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Nephin Begs Area   E: Birreencorragh Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW 
Highest place:
Slieve Carr, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 646 metres,

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Birreencorragh South Top Mountain Birín Corrach (mullach theas) A name in Irish For origin of name, see Birreencorragh. Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Mixed schists, minor basic metavolcanics Bedrock

Height: 564m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: G02431 03076
Place visited by 88 members. Recently by: Michaelmangan, upper, No1Grumbler, Pinger, TommyMc, justynagru, wicklore, Grumbler, ilenia, Fergal Meath, markwallace, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, Fergalh, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -9.487397, Latitude: 53.967777 , Easting: 102431, Northing: 303076 Prominence: 59m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 502408 803078,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrncSt, 10 char: BrncrgSthT
Bedrock type: Mixed schists, minor basic metavolcanics, (Bunaveela Lough Formation)

Named Berreen Corrough Beg on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). Previously Glenlara in MV.   Birreencorragh South Top is the 380th highest place in Ireland. Birreencorragh South Top is the second most easterly summit in the Nephin Begs area.

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Ascent from near Loughanawillan Loughs
by bsheils  16 Jun 2013
Commenced ascent on a fine summer's day (12/06/2013) along forest entrance (G 054 011 A) close to Loughanawillan Loughs (north of Cloondaff village) and I proceeded on forest tracks to a turning area at grid ref. G 03492 02398 B. From here I had a steep ascent along a channel of relatively short vegetation which brought me up to the remains of a fence just above forestry tree line at G 03452 02615 C. This ascent route, while steep, appears to be easiest in the area as felled tree trunk stumps and forestry dominate elsewhere along this slope. The forest track that I left below continues westward beyond the turning area but on investigating ascent route from the very end of this track I found it more difficult due to high vegetation hiding streams and timber cuttings.

From G 03452 02615 C I followed an intermittent stoney track along the remains of the fence (watch out for fence wire on the ground) in a west north-westerly direction to the three cairned summit of Birreencorragh South Top. Great views from here especially of Birreencorragh to the north and Buckoogh Mountain and Clew Bay to the west. I continued my walk to take in Birreencorragh and Knockaffertagh Mountains. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/335/comment/15023/
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National Monument
by Barry  27 Jan 2015
May be worth noting that the summit cairn here, as described at IG02437 03060 below is a National Monument - must be remains of an ancient burial cairn or boundary marker perhaps. There's another site approx 150 metres SSE of this. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/335/comment/17818/
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