Birreencorragh South Top 564m mountain, North Mayo Nephin Beg Range Ireland at
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Birreencorragh South Top Mountain For origin of name, see Birreencorragh. Mayo County, in Arderin List, Mixed schists, minor basic metavolcanics Bedrock

Height: 564m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: G02430 03078
Place visited by 79 members. Recently by: Fergal Meath, markwallace, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, Fergalh, markmjcampion, Lauranna, FrankMc1964, Reeks2011, millsd1, Geo, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, IainT, IndyMan
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Longitude: -9.48738, Latitude: 53.967723 , Easting: 102430, Northing: 303078 Prominence: 59m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 502409 803072,   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 379th highest place in Ireland.

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An isolated gem in North Mayo .. by group   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top) Picture about mountain Birreencorragh South Top in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Glenlara from the slopes of Buckoogh
gerrym on Birreencorragh South Top, 2005
by gerrym  24 Sep 2005
Firstly, many thanks to csd for the starting point to this walk - a long drive through forest tracks, mostly of good quality, gaining several hundred feet by the parking spot giving great views down to Lough Beltra. Continue along the track on foot passing abandoned forestry equipment onto open hillside. Climb uphill parallel to the forest alongside a fast flowing stream - glimpses of a buzzard here as it left the camoflague of the hillside to be visible against the skyline. When reach the ridge the mountainscape to the south across Clew Bay starts to come into focus. Cross a fenceline and it is not far to the rocky summit area (after 1000ft of climb). As mentioned there are a line of three summit cairns heading in the direction of Birreencorragh. There are stupendous views in all directions from the top, most notably SW to the ridge and dome of Croagh Patrick backed by the line of the Sheefrey Hills and the rugged top of Mweelra. Straight across the valley is the heavily forested slopes of Buckoogh with the bigger hills of the range stretching in a line up to Slievecar, Slievemore on Achill just gets a look in from behind Glennamong. To the N& E the remainder of the horse shoe curves gracefully up to the summit of Birreencorragh and down to Knockaffertagh on the other side of the valley, backed by the mighty presence of Nephin. The clarity of a northerly breeze also brought into view the steep sea cliffs of Slieve League up across Donegal Bay (if I hadn't strayed from the Sperrins I wouldn't have to keep comparing all these other wonderful panoramas). There is good going as drop down slightly to the col over grass and a few peat hags. (see NW Top for next part of horse shoe) Trackback:
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Glenlara's long wide ridge is the southern approa .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
Glenlara makes an ideal first stop on a Glenlara .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
A picture of the highest cairn, looking NE with K .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
I decided to start this horseshoe walk from an ar .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Birreencorragh South Top)
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