Mweelrea

Mweelrea Mountain (Cnoc Maol Réidh meaning Hill of the Bald King) is the highest mountain in Connaught, rising from the wild Atlantic seascape in dramatic upland ruggedness.


Mweelrea Mountain, also known as Cnoc Maol Réidh, stands as the tallest peak in Connaught, reaching an elevation of 814 meters. It emerges majestically from the untamed beauty of the Atlantic seascape, showcasing a rugged and awe-inspiring upland terrain.

On clear days, this mountain treats visitors to one of the most breathtaking panoramic vistas in all of Ireland, although its lofty heights are often enveloped in enigmatic mist.

In 2023, the suggested route to explore Mweelrea Mountain would likely begin at Glencullin Lake, meandering towards BenBury, and eventually returning via the southeastern spur leading to Delphi. This path promises an unforgettable journey, allowing adventurers to immerse themselves in the splendor of the mountain's surroundings and experience its untamed allure.

Length - 15 km
Height Gained - 1110m
Highest Point - 814m 
Difficulty - A Walk (Challenging)

*The designed walks are liable to change on the day due to inclement weather, mountain guide instructions or landowner stipulations.

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