Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by
conditions. General information about the site is
here. Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see
conditions. Credits and list definitions are listed here
DevilsmotherMountainBinn Gharbh A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Gharbh [TR], 'rough peak')Galway/ MayoCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock
Height:645mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L91568 62447This place has been logged as visited by 169 members. Recently by: GSheehy, flynnke, oldpragmatist, Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Garmin, DesHoulihan, Wendy, Colin Murphy, guestuser, markwallace, Danger, PeakPaul I have visited this place: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
An anglicised form of Binn Gharbh is found in some sources, e.g. Ben Garrif on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) and Bengoriff on the map accompanying Knox's The history of the County of Mayo (1908). The Discovery map has Magairlí an Deamhain, 'the demon’s testicles', as the Irish name. This, however, appears originally to be the name of a knobbly ridge located north of the summit (see Devilsmother North Top), whereas Binn Gharbh applies to the hill as a whole. The English name Devilsmother appears to have some relationship with Magairlí an Deamhain, either being a euphemistic false translation or deriving from a variant name. The Caoránach, the female demon of Irish mythology, whom St. Patrick banishes to Lough Derg, is also known as the Devil's Mother, though there is no evidence to support a connection with this hill. For a road walk in Glannagevlagh, see Walking in Connemara, 8.1.
Devilsmother is the second highest mountain in the Partry/Joyce Country area and the 207th highest in Ireland. Devilsmother is the most westerly summit in the Partry/Joyce Country area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/202/