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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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Ben Lugmore Mountain Binn Log Mhór A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Binn Log Mhór [PDT], 'peak of the big hollow') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 803m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81173 67379
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Longitude: -9.797469, Latitude: 53.642861 , Easting: 81173, Northing: 267379 Prominence: 158m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 481150 767398,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnLgmr, 10 char: BnLgmr
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

Ben Lugmore is the second highest mountain in the Mweelrea Mountains area and the 38th highest in Ireland. Ben Lugmore is the third highest point in county Mayo.

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High centre of an exhilarating ridge. .. by group   (Show all for Ben Lugmore)
 
Ben Lugmore and its outriding tops to the E and W .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ben Lugmore)
 
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Picture: Lugmore (snow removed)
 
CaptainVertigo on Ben Lugmore, 2010
by CaptainVertigo  23 Mar 2010
I walked the Lugmore Ridge from west to east on a perfect sunny but cold day in March as part of the Mweelrea horseshoe. The rim was covered in frozen snow that seemed firm underfoot, and that gave me some comfort. Digging my heels in hard, and using my walking poles, I literally edged forward one step at a time, terrified that I might slide to my death into Glenconneely to the south. The knowledge that the walls of the corrie to the north were even steeper made me worse. I kept thinking "Thank God I'm not leading a group" because I would be sick at the thought of one of them taking a dive. I resolved to warn my children NEVER to THINK of going near the place . Comrades, there was no mist and no wind, and yet I quaked. If you must attempt this traverse please wait for perfect conditions. At one stage I thought about going back, but when I turned around, the way I had come seemed worse than what was in front of me. I struggled on, and felt totally elated when I made it to a kind of plateau circa L 8155 6720 A. Sure the views were equally stunning on Lugmore West Top, and Lugmore itself: but one does not have much time for beauty when one's buttocks are in jeopardy. (I ask my reader to Google Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to learn more about "priorities"). But from the safety of that little plateau twixt Lugmore and its East Top, and in my solitary state, surrounded by exquisite sights from Achill to Croagh Patrick, to the Sheefrys, Devil's Mother, Maumtrasna, Bens Creggan and Gorm, Killary, Maamturks, Twelve Bens,Northern Bens and Mweelrea itself, I felt momentary mastery of the universe. How quickly we forget mortal terror, and the half whispered prayers for safe passage when once again our buttocks run free. See my trail of liquid manure at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcb1BKeNmE Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/38/comment/4528/
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From cloud-covered Ben Lugmore East Top, the rout .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Ben Lugmore)
 
Not much of a peak on its own, but a nice ridge w .. by SDillmore   (Show all for Ben Lugmore)
 
Bogs your Uncle! .. by Irishsas   (Show all for Ben Lugmore)
 
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