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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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Stunning scenery. .. by Irishsas   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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by MariaP  20 May 2011
Hiked Mweelrea at the end of April from the western side. Even though it was a bit muggy the views were still fantastic from the top. We made it up and down in 4 and a half hours. Also stumbled upon a Nokia phone in the boggy part about a quarter of the way up in case anyone has lost one up there recently! It was a great hike – would highly recommend it! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/34/comment/6355/
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great mountain .. by scannerman   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Climbing Cloudy Mayo Mountain .. by jimhol53   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
Superb views on a glorious midsummer day .. by benwalsh   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
This is a view of the corrie and The Ramp taken f .. by rmilne   (Show all for Mweelrea)
 
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