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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 34th highest in Ireland. Mweelrea is the highest point in county Mayo.

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Very wet and fairly steep approach from the lay-b .. by moosecollar   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
Went up the gully just below the ramp, was very c .. by peterkerry   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
General summary of climb
by Pstan  23 Jan 2011
I climbed Mweelrea on Saturday 22/01/11, from the East side at L82820 69529 A, accessed between Doo Lough and Glencullin Lough. Its a very good workout to the top and the view at the top is very rewarding. I note there is alot of text on this mountain already so I wont go into much detail. In summary, you follow the nearby stream up to a plateau. From here you have to loop around, from left to right, up a valley, if thats what it is called!! This is a tough climb, you`ll feel a nice burn on your quads. After this climb you get up a height of about 700m, which you will think must be near the summit. However, you must swing a left to find the summit, which takes about 45/50 mins from here. You`ll have to head down to about 640m and back up to the summit. The views on the way to the summit are unreal. Enjoy. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/6211/
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Climbed Mweelrea this Summer - great weather goin .. by collinsr   (Show all for Mweelrea (Maol Réidh))
 
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