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Mweelrea Mountains Area
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, MSW 
Highest place:
Mweelrea, 814m
Maximum height for area: 814 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 779 metres,

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Mweelrea Mountain Maol Réidh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Maol Réidh [GE], 'bald hill with the smooth top') County Highpoint of Mayo, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 814m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78983 66810
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Longitude: -9.830358, Latitude: 53.63724 , Easting: 78983, Northing: 266810 Prominence: 779m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 478959 766828,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mwlr, 10 char: Mweelrea
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

Mweelrea is the highest mountain in Connacht.   Mweelrea is the highest mountain in the Mweelrea Mountains area and the 35th highest in Ireland. Mweelrea is the highest point in county Mayo.

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Climbing Cloudy Mayo Mountain
by jimhol53  10 Oct 2013
Climbed Mweelrea Mountain on Saturday October 5th 2013 with my son Philip: I am doing the Highest Peaks Challange and finishing this one made it just three to go. Using information from 'Ireland's County High Points' by Kieron Cribbon, as a guide, found said info for this climb the best so far. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the starting point for these climbs.
The first part of the climb from the starting point to the Col was done in 100% visibility, however, low-lying cloud obscured the rest of the climb which was very frustrating after reading about the spectacular views on offer at the summit. having said that, the climb was challenging and enjoyable. Passing carefully through the thick cloud, we found the summit (complete with Mayo colours!) and lamented about the lost views. One question I would have would be, considering the windy conditions of the day were absent when on the summit, is there any way of forcasting these low-lying clouds or is it pure chance? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/15223/
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rmilne on Mweelrea, 2004
by rmilne  14 Oct 2004
This is a view of the corrie and The Ramp taken from the shore of the Doo Lough. A fine route! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/1247/
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moosecollar on Mweelrea, 2002
by moosecollar  23 Sep 2002
Very wet and fairly steep approach from the lay-by near the Famine Monument on the Doo Lough pass road. Some awesome cliffs to your left and front in the first half of the climb. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/142/
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peterkerry on Mweelrea, 2008
by peterkerry  27 Sep 2008
Went up the gully just below the ramp, was very challenging but worth it. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who has a low comfort zone or in wet/bad weather but its an alternative route that people should be aware of. Give yourself about 4hrs to the summit this way if you push on. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/3337/
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General summary of climb
by Pstan  23 Jan 2011
I climbed Mweelrea on Saturday 22/01/11, from the East side at L82820 69529 A, accessed between Doo Lough and Glencullin Lough. Its a very good workout to the top and the view at the top is very rewarding. I note there is alot of text on this mountain already so I wont go into much detail. In summary, you follow the nearby stream up to a plateau. From here you have to loop around, from left to right, up a valley, if thats what it is called!! This is a tough climb, you`ll feel a nice burn on your quads. After this climb you get up a height of about 700m, which you will think must be near the summit. However, you must swing a left to find the summit, which takes about 45/50 mins from here. You`ll have to head down to about 640m and back up to the summit. The views on the way to the summit are unreal. Enjoy. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/6211/
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collinsr on Mweelrea, 2003
by collinsr  10 Oct 2003
Climbed Mweelrea this Summer - great weather going up (see pic 1 for view!)
From our " Making Time " 4peaks challenge - Rory Collins, Ciaran Kelly, David Howley Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/702/
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