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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 897 members. Recently by: croche, AntrimRambler, Solliden, Aneta.jablonska, Barrington1978, shnackbox, dunnejohn, wallr, Tomaquinas, Copper58, joreidy, elizauna, JohnFinn, chelman7, ryanguinness10
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mweelrea (<i>Maol Réidh</i>) in area Mweelrea, Ireland
Picture: Mweelrea from the south
 
Oh to be able to cross the county bounds!
by markmjcampion  22 Nov 2020
Took this snap early one morning this October from near Little Killary harbour. Itching to get back up there! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/21504/
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This is a view of the corrie and The Ramp taken f .. by rmilne   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
Very wet and fairly steep approach from the lay-b .. by moosecollar   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
Went up the gully just below the ramp, was very c .. by peterkerry   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
General summary of climb .. by Pstan   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
Climbed Mweelrea this Summer - great weather goin .. by collinsr   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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