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Mweelrea Area   W: Mweelrea Subarea
Place count in area: 12, 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 Connacht Province, 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. The use of the adjective réidh, ‘smooth’, does not have many parallels in Irish hill-names and seems rather unsuited to rugged Mweelrea. Whilst impossible to prove, it seems plausible that this was once a Brittonic name containing bre, comparable to Welsh moelfre ‘bald hill’, of which there are at least seven instances in Wales. A number of townlands in Co. Down called Drummiller or Miller Hill could well have the same origin, the addition of tautological Ir. droim or Eng. hill being a later development.   Mweelrea is the highest mountain in the Mweelrea area and the 35th highest in Ireland. Mweelrea is the highest point in county Mayo.

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amadden on Mweelrea, 2004
by amadden  18 May 2004
Good place to test yourself out, a great climbing effort is needed from the Ramp side of the climb, a huge effort is needed to get over this ramp, the rest of it to the summit is easy compared to what came before. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/970/
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Picture: the ramp from doo lough
woody on Mweelrea, 2006
by woody  13 Jun 2006
went up and down via doo lough, the ramp and ben bury on the 3rd of june, a very hot day and despite plenty of suncream got well sunburnt, views were incredible, met a number of climbers / walkers from kerry at the top, wondering whether it really was the top of brandon that they could see in the distance ?, just about 5 hours up and down, a nice leisurely accent, just the way it should be Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/2404/
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Bleck Cra on Mweelrea, 2008
by Bleck Cra  11 Mar 2008
murphysw - Mweelrea. One of the best pieces I have read in a very long time. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/2996/
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Fantastic Views on a clear day.
by Moneenman  19 Nov 2013
Climbed many items form all sides as I holiday in Louisburgh. Can be very dangerous in bad weather, The easiest way is from the Silver Stand side, as others have outlned. Takes about 90min up. cars are safer here than in the Delphi Valley. Some were vandalised last summer. A nice alternative route is to go up from the Delphi side and down to Silver Starnd but you need two cars. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/15259/
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dan bailey on Mweelrea, 2008
by dan bailey  9 Aug 2008
Can anyone fill me in...What's the coum called above Doo Lough? The one under Ben Lugmore. The OSI sheet has two seemingly random labels in the vicinity, Glencullin and Lugmore. Which is it; or is it neither? Incidentally, why it doesn't name Ben Lugmore itself is a mystery to me... but then I guess I'm used to better things (i.e. the UK OS). cheers Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/3262/
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Geo on Mweelrea, 2009
by Geo  11 Oct 2009
We had an easy walk to the summit from Ben Bury. But of course all the hard work was done on the "Ramp" to get to there. Thank goodness for a good day, because someone on the top said that only one day in three gives views, we got that one day. Superb views of all the mountain ranges of Mayo, Galway and further afield, as well as dainty little islands in the Atlantic. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/4195/
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