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Mweelrea Mountains Area
Place count in area: 9, 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
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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 Mountains area and the 35th highest in Ireland. Mweelrea is the highest point in county Mayo.

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murphysw - Mweelrea. One of the best pieces I hav .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Fantastic Views on a clear day. .. by Moneenman   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Can anyone fill me in...What's the coum called ab .. by dan bailey   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Geo on Mweelrea, 2009
by Geo  11 Oct 2009
We had an easy walk to the summit from Ben Bury. But of course all the hard work was done on the "Ramp" to get to there. Thank goodness for a good day, because someone on the top said that only one day in three gives views, we got that one day. Superb views of all the mountain ranges of Mayo, Galway and further afield, as well as dainty little islands in the Atlantic. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/4195/
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