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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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New Comment: Spectacular series of dramatic landscapes
by Damian120  18 Jul 2021
It was a sultry and hot 27 degrees when my friend Martin and myself hiked up to Mweelrea from the Silver Strand side. So hot, we never thought we'd be tackling Mweelrea wearing T-shirts and shorts. It was heartening to encounter so many fellow hikers on the way up and heading down. With everyone commenting on the extraordinary views. As already outlined, through the rough farm track to the gate and head straight up to the large cluster of rocks. This approach avoids a lot of the boggy area which can be very wet. At the rocks you can start veering to the right which will bring you to the saddle between Ben Bury and Mweelrea. Follow the rough track to the summit and marvel at the astounding series of breath-taking scenery and vistas. It's difficult to take it all in. Marvellous views of Killary Fjord, Glassillaun Beach, Lettergesh Beach and the endless series of offshore islands. Many say this is the finest view in Ireland. it's hard to disagree. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/23208/
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