Mayo’s Highest Points

I once stood in the then Bord Fáilte office in Paris and read a letter (that’s how long ago it was), which was enquiring as to the very best spots in Ireland for skiing !

Often, in continental Europe (and perhaps beyond) people think that our country is much more mountainous than is the case. So in a land where the highest point is a mere 1,038 m and, if my memory serves me right, none of the top 20 peaks is in Connacht, here are the top heights in Mayo :

Mweelrea – 814 m

Nephin – 806 m

Croagh Patrick – 764 m

Barrclashcame (Sheeffries) – 762 m

Slieve Carr – 721 m

Corrannabinnia (Nephin Begs) – 711 m

These are our only peaks over 700 m. So far, I’ve only done five of them. Before too long, I hope to attack the last.


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