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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
Place visited by 772 members. Recently by: conororourke, Andy1287, John.geary, Patrickdoyle, groe, abcd, Grumbler, Mike-Mor, flynnke, IrishGirl2014, briankelly, itshimkeith, Roswayman, maszop, MountainHunter
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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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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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Mighty dauntless
by YoungJohn  9 Aug 2018
Conquered yesterday 08.08.18. On my fourth attempt. Had to cancel previous attempts due to poor weather. My son and I parked at Delphi resort. Followed the yellow route to its end. Traversed rough grass with old forestry drains not helping. Scaled Mweelreas east spur. Found a couple of deep gullys hidden by the grass so be careful. We had a couple of showers but the day was good with good visibility. Mweelrea is a hard slog very steep and not for the faint hearted. Took us 7 hours in total from start to return along the same route. Scenery is spectacular and as fine as in the country. Use caution on this mountain. Well worth the visit and effort. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/20007/
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Picture: Looking out on the Atlantic from Mweelrea.
 
Connaughts highest
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
This has to be possibly my favourite hike in Ireland. From Delphi Adventure Centre, follow the R335 North for about 2.5km. Turn left at the southern tip of Doo Lough at L84552 67113 A. From here it's a steep ascent North West to Ben Lugmore West Top. The hard work is rewarded with a phenomenal ridge walk to Ben Lugmore then over to Ben Bury. From here it's a small drop down South West to a col connecting Ben Bury and Mwleerea. One final ascent will bring you to the highest point in Connaught which surely deserves more to mark it's splendour than the small cairn at the top. The route home involves dropping down to Derreenanwinshin, before crossing some boggy ground to connect up with a forest track leading back to Delphi. This is one of my favourite hikes in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/20176/
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