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Birín Corrach
Birreencorragh is located in Ireland
Location in the Republic of Ireland
Highest point
Elevation 698 m (2,290 ft)  [1]
Prominence 583 m (1,913 ft)  [1][2]
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt
Coordinates 53°59′7″N 9°29′16″W / 53.98528°N 9.48778°W / 53.98528; -9.48778Coordinates: 53°59′7″N 9°29′16″W / 53.98528°N 9.48778°W / 53.98528; -9.48778
Translation Rocky little spik (Irish)
Location County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
Parent range Nephin Beg Range
OSI/OSNI grid G0245605007
Topo map OSi Discovery 23 / 31

Birreencorragh is a mountain in the Nephin Beg Range, County Mayo, Ireland, reaching 698 metres (2,290 ft) above sea level.[1]


The name Birreencorragh derives from the Irish Birín Corrach, meaning "rocky little spike"; birín is found in very few Irish toponyms.[1]


The mountain is separated from nearby mountains, such as Glennamong and Nephin Beg in the west and Nephin in the east, by deep depressions.[3] It makes a good viewpoint of the Nephin Beg Range.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Birreencorragh". Mountain Views. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ E. D. Clements (1998). The Hewitts and Marilyns of Ireland. Cambuskenneth, Stirling: TACit Press. ISBN 0-9522680-8-6. 
  3. ^ Adrian Hendroff (2010). From High Places: A Journey Through Ireland's Great Mountains. The History Press Ireland. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-84588-989-0. 
  4. ^ Paddy Dillon (2001). "Walk 57: Birreencorragh". The Mountains of Ireland. Cicerone Press Limited. pp. 174–176. ISBN 978-1-85284-110-2. 

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