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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 845 members. Recently by: brianfurey, deirdremaryann, derekfanning, breathp, Caherdavin1995, scottyplusone, ConMack23, march-fixer, annem, learykid, Damian120, wintersmick, NMangan, ciarraioch, sleibhslave
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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   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
Connaughts highest .. by TommyV   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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by scottyplusone  5 Aug 2021
Mweelrea, the first climb I have enjoyed. I climb with my son, who had just turned 6 at the time. We left on a beautiful warm September morning. We went up from Louisburgh side as recommended by a local who pointed out the exact route. Parking at the gate area and following the farmers road and then following the river to the top and then taking a right to the summit. It was just amazing. However we were lucky with the clear weather and it is clear how dangerous this mountain could be. We followed another party up and lost them on the way down. We were never in danger just a bit disorientated for a minute and got quickly back on track. The terrain would be difficult to navigate if poor weather or visibility, good boots are a must and good navigation skills. Its not a difficult climb, but it is a difficult terrain, one could easily trip or slip and twist an ankle. We had locals informed of our climb and time prior to leaving just in case.
But honestly one of the nicest mountains we have completed. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/23233/
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