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

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great mountain .. by scannerman   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/15223/
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Superb views on a glorious midsummer day .. by benwalsh   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
This is a view of the corrie and The Ramp taken f .. by rmilne   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Very wet and fairly steep approach from the lay-b .. by moosecollar   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Went up the gully just below the ramp, was very c .. by peterkerry   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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