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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 Bury Mountain Ucht an Chreagáin A name in Irish
also Oughty Craggy an extra name in English
(Ir. Ucht an Chreagáin [], 'breast of the little crag') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 795m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L80244 68290
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Longitude: -9.811829, Latitude: 53.650821 , Easting: 80244, Northing: 268290 Prominence: 60m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 480223 768308,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnBry, 10 char: Ben Bury
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

Also known as Oughty Craggy.   Ben Bury is the third highest mountain in the Mweelrea Mountains area and the 44th highest in Ireland.

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Picture: Views north east.
Twin peak view.
by simon3  3 Jul 2010
Croagh Patrick, magnificent from most angles, is complemented in this view from Ben Bury by the solitary and equally shapely Nephin to its left.
A magnificent mountain indeed, though Croagh Patrick is preferably seen at a sufficient distance to mask the path gouged out by the hordes. The small white dot at the top is a church incidentally.
The small summit in the mid ground towards Croagh Patrick is Knockakishaun in the townland of Tangincartoor. Linkback:
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Picture: view from Delphi on Ben Bury
ankaby on Ben Bury, 2006
by ankaby  18 Jun 2006
This is a great starting point for walks to all the surrounding summits. Beautiful views of hills, lakes and ocean ending on the horizon start after climbing the first 200 - 300 metres Linkback:
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Picture: the flat top of Benbury with the steep corrie walls in the foreground
gerrym on Ben Bury, 2006
by gerrym  15 Aug 2006
Benbury was the first top I reached on the way to and from Mweelrea on a hot day this July. I parked at the N end of Doo Lough where there is ample room for a number of cars (828694 A). I followed the shore of the lough, passing streams with darting fish and looking across to the towering figure of Ben Creggan at its S shore. Pass some sheep pens and continue uphill, over what would normally be quite wet ground - big vampire flies attacked me here and drew blood along with an amount of anger. Follow the rise alongside the Sruhauncuillinmore river and round into the full glory of the magnificent corrie. It would be nice to see an equally impressive corrie lough but it is not to be - i likened it to Muckish and the Miners track only x 10. The going is pretty easy as contour around and up the back of the corrie - there were a couple of others coming up more steeply and directly from down in the corrie beside the river. There are some boulders and scree to cross, along with several streams which were mostly hidden from view beneath rocks. I did pass by some slabs of rock covered in thick moss which had clear cool water running through and from which i filled my hat to cool me down on the very hot day. Even the precipitous walls of the corrie could only block the high summer sun for a short time. There is a step climb up to the grassy ramp which the guide books talk of and it is a pretty good description. The gradient eases as pass the end of scree made up of large boulders and then there is a well worn track past a small pile of stones up to the col and a cairn. Turn R to follow the cliff edge as it bends around to the NW to the top and a small cairn. From here there are great views over to the three tops of Ben Lugmore and S to the further away top of Mweelrea itself. Across Doo lough the views along Glenummera valley, protected on either side by the Sheffrys and Ben Creggan, are special from this height. To the NE i could see the distant Ox mtns, Nephin, Nephin Begs, Corraun, Achill and C Patrick. To the S i could see the Bens and the Mamturks. The ground here is bare and stoney and further along there is another small cairn which has better views out to the W and the ocean and to the Mamturks, with a part of Killary Harbour visible - I could also make out the long beach of Trawmore on Achill. The climb to here had taken me over 2 hours and from here i dropped down to the SW towards Mweelrea. Linkback:
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stevefe on Ben Bury, 2004
by stevefe  1 Nov 2004
Panoramic view from north end of Doo Lough - Ben Bury and Ben Lugmore group in shade and Ben Creggan sunlit on the left. August 2004. Linkback:
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Picture: Near the top of the ramp in awful conditions
murphysw on Ben Bury, 2008
by murphysw  6 Dec 2008
I recently returned to Mweelrea with a few mates who were keen to complete their 4 province high points. I had already done Mweelrea back in March, so made the detour to Ben Bury in order to at least get a new peak for myself. It was good we did so as the rain was terrible, visibility was nearly nil, and the wind between Ben Bury and Mweelrea was nearly strong enough to knock you off your feet. Having to be precise on the ramp is actually a help in conditions like this as it is hard to get lost. Its a different matter above as without the GPS we would never have found the summits of Ben Bury and Mweelrea. We were talking to a barman from the west side of the mountain, who was really surprised to hear we did it from the 'backside' as he put it! Linkback:
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Geo on Ben Bury, 2009
by Geo  11 Oct 2009
Parked at North of Doo Lough, and we head SW into the abyss created by the Ice Age with Glencullin on the right and Lugmore on the left. At first it looks like the mountain is just going to be impassable, but by keeping left next Lugmore and watching the back wall on the corrie, the "Ramp" becomes visible. Keeping ascending, while taking frequent brief stops to wipe off the sweat on one's brow we reached the "Ramp" conclusion at a little cairn about L8048767970 B. I had been nervous after reading other walkers comment about the end of the ramp and the "hairy" bit. However on a good clear day like we had, and the wind being gentle, there was no problem, and I'm not the world's best on heights! Anyway we reached the GR at the cairn after about two hours and had a cuppa and sambo before the last ten minute gentle ramble to the summit cairn. The views from here are superb, especially west over the shore with the lovely little beach at Uggool (I think a contender for Ireland's best named beach) with it's lagoon behind the dunes. From the top looking west, we had a great view across the saddle/col (someone remind me which it is please?) to Mweelrea, our next objective. Linkback:
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