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Mweelrea Area   W: Mweelrea Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, EW-CON, 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 area and the 35th highest in Ireland. Mweelrea is the highest point in county Mayo.

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Parked just past the Pink house in Dadreen, west .. by Gar   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
A Western Gem .. by ablighe   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
The big one!!! .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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Magnificent Mweelrea
by JohnFinn  5 Jun 2022
Does Mweelrea have the best views from the summit of any mountain in Ireland? It certainly must figure in the top five. On the day we were there - 26th May, 2022 - we had perfect weather conditions and the views in all directions were magnificent. We ascended from the west side - not far from Silver Strand - and it was an easy trek to the top. A wonderful mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/23535/
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Sunday 17 April 2011 .. by jkforde   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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