Name:Mweelrea
Hill number:20029
Height:815m / 2674ft
RHB Section:47A: South Mayo and Central Galway
County/UA:Mayo
County (CoH):Mayo (CoH)
Hill area:Mweelrea Mountains
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Dillon, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin
(Ma,Hu,Sim,Hew,CoH,CoU,Dil,VL,A,P600,P500)
Grid ref:L 78985 66811
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:779m
Col:36m  M196830  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 37
Survey:obvious summit
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Notes:
  • Mayo historic county top
  • Mayo current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 65 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked on the minor road (R335) near Doo Lough and approached via what is known as the ramp, to reach Five summits Mweelrea, Ben Bury, Ben lugmore West, Ben lugmore and Ben lugmore East returning via the ramp route. Eleven and half mile in Seven hours.WAYNE ROWLETT10/09/2023
Parked at bridge just north of Delphi resort, headed west on forestry tracks along Owennaglogh river , noting small footbridge carrying water pipes for return. Continue beyond forest on track and around north east edge of western, second forestry section on boggy path. Ascended SE ridge, steep and grassy via point 595m with intermittent paths . Amazingly it was dry and clear. Impressive views east into steep walled Corrie. Summit plateau has cairn at HP. White sandy beaches islands and inlets in view.. Continued around grassy ridge to Ben Bury and back to car. Great route.Denise 26/06/2023
from Killary Harbour near Delphi, via Tonatleva. Then via Ben Bury and ben Lugmore.IanHHill24/04/2022
Starting at the silver strand side climbed Mweelrea, Ben Bury, Ben Lugmore w, Ben Lugmore and Ben Lugmore E, finishing back at silver strand side.Danny Devlin24/03/2022
Finally after three visits to area in bad weather a window for our final county top. On my birthday from Delphi. Mighty tussocks on lower slopes but very pleasant higher up.nickywood103/09/2015
Started from the bend in the road at Dadreen. In mist and drizzle and then strong winds later when heading south from the col to the summit. Saw little from the top. 3 and a half hours with GB.bolton01/04/2015
Parked by the entrance to the farm track at L76459 68827 - E. up track to gate - Through gate & then ESE to col between Ben Bury & Mweelrea - S. up ridge to summit cairn. (PM)gerrybowes01/04/2015
From Doo lough, tough walk via grassy rampRoen16/08/2011
Definitely an adventure. However the group split and only 3 of us made the summit! So we're going to do it again via White Strand this time.Audi-Anne17/07/2009
club meet, 4 in party, mist, snow ,sleet and windy. 12 miles, from cp at doo lough, across bog to a coire then a slanting band to a gully, stepped round over rocky side and kicked steps in the snow to the top. out to benburys summit where the mist cleared for a good view, on out to mweelreas summit via a ridge, back to the col below banbury for lunch and then continued along ben lug mores ridge, nice and narrow with cliffs on side and step ground on the other in a snow squall. over the west summit, the main summit and east tops and out to pt 760. then a descent is before descending to the bridges over the owennaglogh and back to the main road and finally the car.rum doodle 26/03/2008
Of all the County Tops this was the most enjoyable. I climbed it as part of the Mweelrea Horseshoe starting and finishin at the Delphi Adventure Centre. Condition and visibility were perfect.Harry Goodman25/05/2005
essentially a massive bank of grass and peat, but very shapely, compact summit, fine coums and good walking. acw circuit from bridge 841651 RHW03/06/2004
Part of a long day. Started at sea level, straight up then along the range to a break at Delphi before taking in Ben's Gorm & CregganPN_Runner14/04/1995
Galltywenallt30/09/1992
With IanAlan Moore22/03/1981
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Colin Crawford16/09/2009
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