Mweelrea - the highest mountain in Connacht

Mweelrea - the highest mountain in Connacht

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Conqueror the highest mountain in Connacht. This is one of the Irish Counties 4 peaks challenge.

About this event

Mweelrea Mountain (814m), near Westport, is the highest mountain in Connacht and is guarded on all sides by craggy slopes giving the impression that it is unconquerable.

It is flanked on one side by Killary Harbour, Ireland's only true fjord and on the other side by Doolough Pass, a glaciated valley.

Distance: 14km

Highest point: 814m

Approx Time: 8 hours

Level: Strenuous

Terrain: rocky track, open mountain, steep exposure

Can I go on my own?

Of course, there are lots of people that join our events on their own, it won’t be long until you are making new mountain mates!

What you will need to wear:

Suitable footwear- this includes walking boots or waterproof hiking/mountain running trail shoes

Walking trousers or leggings (no jeans/cotton)

Insulating layers such as fleece or wool and a jacket

What you will need to bring with you:

Small backpack

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Hat and gloves

Water and snacks


There is accommodation available at the Delphi Adventure Centre and the Killary Adventure Centre.

Make a hiking weeked of it and complete the nearby Croagh Patrick with us on the Sunday too!

Are you ready for an adventure? You will get a guided hike with qualified and experienced mountain leaders who are outdoor first aid trained and will be carrying first aid and emergency equipment for your safety.


Make a hiking weeked of it and complete the nearby Croagh Patrick with us on the Sunday too!


IF WE CANCEL OR POSTPONE an event for any reason, you will have the option of:

1. Completing your activity on a rescheduled date

2. Receive a full refund.


If you notify us with over 14 days notice of the event start date credit will be given that you can use against other events. Within 14 days notice of an event there is no credit given and we do not offer exchanges/transfer of your ticket onto another event.

Please note: Due to the nature of the events we provide and the environments these take place in, hikes will not be cancelled simply because of bad weather. However they will be cancelled by us if bad weather deems the event dangerous. In this instance we will get in touch to notify you. Hikes are subject to minimum group numbers being reached. In the event that this does not happen, you will be notified and offered a full refund, or the opportunity to be transferred onto a different event.

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