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Mweelrea Mountain Guided Hike

South Mayo Mountains

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Person Minimum age 13 yrs accompanied by an adult.

Mweelrea Mountain Guided Hike

Mweelrea mountain, at 814 metres, is the highest mountain in Connacht and one of the iconic ‘4 Peaks’. In good weather the summit offers some of the best coastal views in Ireland.

In fine weather we will begin and finish our hike at Clashcame, between the adjacent loughs of Glencullin and Doo Lough.

From here we will cross boggy ground before beginning our ascent via ‘The Ramp’. As we climb the ground becomes steeper and more exposed, before we reach a grassy slope and the final pull up to the subsidiary peak of Ben Bury. From here we descend gradually to the col and then climb again up the rock and grass slopes to the summit of Mweelrea. From the summit we get superb views of the surrounding hills and the islands of the Mayo coast.

Mweelrea guided hike

In poor weather we may take the alternative route to the summit, via the Silver Strand, which is less exposed and slightly shorter in distance.

This hike is on rough mountain path which can be rocky and slippery in places. Good mountain footwear is essential, particularly in wet weather. You may be turned away by the guide if you arrive in runners.

Please note this hike is graded as ‘Strenuous’ and requires a good level of fitness, it is not suitable for beginners.


  • Good hiking boots and waterproof clothing are essential (without these you may be excluded from the hike).
  • Walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing (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.