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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
Place visited by 788 members. Recently by: holmpatrick, DSutherland, RockyCaver, declantb, padstowe, Magnetic_fields, hak493r, conormcg, Maire-Ni, DonegalHiker, LauraG, nevgeoran, Hjonna, deggy66, spailpin
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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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Climbed Mweelrea from the north end of Doolough o .. by lukemcmanus   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Surprised to see no description of the horseshoe .. by Al   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Access details for west side
by ciaranc  5 Jan 2011
Just a little more detail for access to the quick and easy way up Mweelrea from the west

From the road to silver strand (the last road in Mayo), park by the pink house at the Cul de Sac (just a T shape, really) sign. There's a pile of gravel there just now, but this may not last. Ignore the gate into the field but instead go up the farm track towards Mweelrea (trees and then a shed on your left). The track ends at a gate; once through the gate you're on open ground all the way to Mweelrea.

The west side is enormously simpler than the other approaches, but also less dramatic. With two kids (10 and 12) we were up and down in 3.5 hours; fast walkers would do it in 2 to 2.5. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/6191/
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If you are taking the approach from behind the Ad .. by seaniewan   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Brilliant Mountain, But Demands Respect .. by Aidy   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Peak the highest mountain in Mayo and Connacht .. by Liamgavin   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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