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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
Place visited by 960 members. Recently by: orlaithfitz, PiotrR, davidrenshaw, Mikejones, Carolineswalsh, knightsonhikes, JordanF1, MarionP, Hikerjjl, edowling, Tuigamala, Shaina, ronanmckee, Padraigin, ToughSoles
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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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Really enjoyed my ascent of this peak on 11 Sept .. by rmilne   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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My most recent ascent was 3 years ago. This was f .. by milo   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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Sweeney on Mweelrea, 2003
by Sweeney  3 Jan 2003
Photo taken looking from near the summit of Mweelrea to the ridge above Coum Dubh on St. Stephen's Day 2000. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/256/
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A great circuit from north of Doo Lough down to t .. by djouce   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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