Mweelrea is the highest mountain in Connacht at 814m.
It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean to the West and Killary Fjord to the south. To the east is the beautiful Delphi Valley with its three lakes. Fin Lough, Doolough and Glencullin Lough. Across the valley we see the Sheefry Hills and Ben Creggan and Ben Gorm. To the south east are the 12 Bens and Maumturks offering amazing opportunities for hiking and to the north Croaghpatrick.
We will climb Mweelrea from the Delphi Valley starting at Doolough. Our ascent will be via the Ben Lugamore ridge. While the ridge is very exposed our route will be protected. Upon reaching the saddle at Ben Bury we make our way to the summit on good terrain. Our descent route will follow down a natural forming ramp to the valley floor exiting on to the Dolough valley.
Delphi Adventure Centre Car park at 9:30am
Cost: 25 Euro per person.
Group size: Max no 12 (Early registration recommended)
Time 7/8 hours.
Height Gain 900m
OSI Mapsheet No 37 1:50k
Pre registration is essential. No places are guaranteed until payment is completed.
To register for this guided hike please send an email via the event page or web site outlining how many places required and details of current address and contact tel no.
You will then receive an email detailing how to complete the registration.
Difficulty level. Hard.
This is a tough demanding hike requiring a good level of fitness and the ability to cope with uneven terrain
However you will be more than rewarded with some of the finest views in the west of Ireland and will have stood on the highest point in Connacht.
To register for this hike please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at: 086 3454045
Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.