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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 816 members. Recently by: obrien116, joanmaryquinn, scottyplusone, Louise.Nolan, tmcg, SeanPurcell, TriHarder, Edmo, pcost, Brendanbarrett, caillin_deas, J_Murray, derekpkearney, KieranF, Carolyn105
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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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Peak the highest mountain in Mayo and Connacht .. by Liamgavin   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
The southern slopes of Mweelrea seen across Killa .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
I have read much about Mweelrea and have seen her .. by gerrym   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Unlike Cra I've problems with murphysw's approach .. by weedavie   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Just looked at CaptainVertigo's videos of the Mwe .. by brenno   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mweelrea in area Mweelrea Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mweelrea in the distance
 
Stunning scenery.
by Irishsas  1 Feb 2011
What a day for an amble! January 29th was cold but sunny and with nary a cloud in the sky we set off from Delphi Adventure Centre and followed the Owenaglough River upstream. The route here was boggy and crossed some rough ground but the frosty morning helped us by keeping things fairly firm underfoot. Unsure exactly how we would approach the summit we decided to wait until we were at the foot of the mountain before making a decision to head up the steep front aspect or come in from the side. The front won out and off we set. We met only a handful of people along the way which was a refreshing change from the last walk.

The path stays close to a cliff edge and you are constantly aware as you near the summit of the precipice to your right hand side but the views are simply breathtaking and on this beautiful winter morning it seemed we could see forever. We then traversed over to Ben Lugmore and came down along the ridge simply leaving Ben Bury for another day - a great excuse to come back! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/6229/
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