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EI/IW-075 Derreen (Tievereivagh) [Taobh Riabhach]


SOTA October 2014



Ireland West (Co. Mayo)

Height (m)


Locator (Maidenhead)


WAI grid

L79 Mayo


I activated this hilltop as EI/ON4TA/P.  First activation!



The track to the old turf cutting areas doubles as a stream.

Need to get over the hillock (pt. 230) to the W of the top ...

Passing some eroded turf en route ...

Approaching the top of Derreen ...

I used the 20m/40m link dipole (guy wires hard to see) on this rocky top.

Abandoned cottage on the approach road at Breanaskill.


OSI map 30. 


Derreen is another boggy hill to the very south of Achill Island, however its top is quite rocky.  Take the L1405 till Breasnakill, there is parking for several cars at the cemetary.


On foot go up the narrow residential road at Breanaskill.  At the top of the road you will see an old track to the SW going way up the slope.  The track was used long time ago for carting turf down the hill, the old turf cutting fields in evidence all over the slope even right up to the rockface.


Walk up the track as far as the rockface, then over open terrain staying parallel to the rockface to pt. 230.  Go over the hillock just to admire the view, then cross the eroded turf valley in between to the rocky top of Derreen.


The ascent took about 1 hour 15 minutes.




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