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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
Place visited by 838 members. Recently by: annem, learykid, Damian120, wintersmick, NMangan, ciarraioch, sleibhslave, MickM45, greidy1, TipsyDempy, griansliabh, thmswhelan, Michaelmangan, upper, rleahy
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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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We had an easy walk to the summit from Ben Bury. .. by Geo   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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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