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Nephin Begs Area   E: Birreencorragh Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW 
Highest place:
Slieve Carr, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 646 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Birreencorragh West Top Mountain Birín Corrach (mullach thiar) A name in Irish For origin of name, see Birreencorragh. Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Basic metavolcanics Bedrock

Height: 551m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23&31 Grid Reference: G01457 04987
Place visited by 79 members. Recently by: Michaelmangan, upper, Haulie, wicklore, Grumbler, ilenia, John.geary, eamonoc, markwallace, Ulsterpooka, Fergalh, markmjcampion, Lauranna, FrankMc1964, Reeks2011
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Longitude: -9.502991, Latitude: 53.984852 , Easting: 101457, Northing: 304987 Prominence: 36m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 501425 805000,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrncWs, 10 char: BrncrgWstT
Bedrock type: Basic metavolcanics, (Glenlara Volcanic Formation)

Birreencorragh West Top is the 418th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Birreencorragh West Top (<i>Birín Corrach (mullach thiar)</i>) in area Nephin Begs, Ireland
Picture: pic:gerrym
 
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Short Summary created by Onzy  7 Oct 2014
Birreencorragh West Top is an unremarkable peak one km west of the main peak and only a short detour from the main circuit of the Glendorragha Valley. It has spectacular views of the north west face of Birreencoreragh.

It will normally be climbed from the south and in conjunction with the main peak. The best approaches are from the Coillte forest at the mouth of the valley. There are parking places here, at G042 027 A A and G035 024 B B, a good way along forest tracks from the road. From the second of these spaces head north up a grassy rise towards sh336, west to Birreencorragh South Top and north to West Top, contouring around Birreencorragh itself.. It should take under 1.5hours to the top.

The obvious option from here is to tackle the main summit and then the ridge curving from north to south east around the valley and reaching Knockaffertagh. From here a descent to the valley floor and a return to the car using forest tracks is possible. Be careful of the descent off Knockaffertagh; it may be better to head east from the summit and contour over gentler ground than to tackle the steep ground directly south. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/357/comment/5116/
 
The NW ridge is only a short detour off the route .. by gerrym   (Show all for Birreencorragh West Top (Birín Corrach (mullach thiar)))
 
From Birreencorragh South Top (see for first part .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Birreencorragh West Top (Birín Corrach (mullach thiar)))
 
A view of Birreencorragh's West Top from the Glen .. by csd   (Show all for Birreencorragh West Top (Birín Corrach (mullach thiar)))
 
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