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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: -9.830313, Latitude: 53.637241 , Easting: 78983, Northing: 266810 Prominence: 779m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 478962 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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phone found!
by MariaP  20 May 2011
Hiked Mweelrea at the end of April from the western side. Even though it was a bit muggy the views were still fantastic from the top. We made it up and down in 4 and a half hours. Also stumbled upon a Nokia phone in the boggy part about a quarter of the way up in case anyone has lost one up there recently! It was a great hike – would highly recommend it! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/6355/
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Picture: the steep east face
great mountain
by scannerman  16 Mar 2012
Climbed up Mweelrea yesterday, a great hill with serious amounts of really steep ground. Very dramatic scenery indeed.
The long walk in from delphi took a couple of hours over rough and often boggy territory but the view of mweelrea's crags smouldering in the mist and cloud certainly kept up the moral.
After a short sojourn to lough lugaloughan we proceeded straight up the south east shoulder and on to the summit. Had some fine views into Killary harbour and down Mweelrea's airy east face but mist and cloud obsured any wider sights of connemara.
Had planned to go down via Lugmore mtn but with heavy cloud decending and lateness of day, we returned the same route.
Super hill. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/6715/
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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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Picture: View from the saddle over Delphi and Killary Fjord
 
Superb views on a glorious midsummer day
by benwalsh  2 Jul 2018
Parked at Dadreen near the Silver Strand and headed up and across to meet the Bunanakee River. Climbed up along the river valley to the saddle between Ben Bury and Mweelrea at 650m, where spectacular views across Delphi and Killary Fjord opened up. Continued up the ridge to the summit and rewarded with panorama including Glassillaun and other Connemara beaches, the Twelve Bens and Maumturks, Tully Mountain and the islands of Inisboffin, Inisturk, etc far below. On 30 of June with long days and in the middle of a heatwave, the temperature was in the low 20s and the ground was dry and the footing was easy -- the main considerations were having enough water and sunscreen, and contending with horseflies on the lower slopes. Even so, this is a climb to be treated with respect and there is always the risk of the wind picking up or cloud coming in quickly. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/19958/
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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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