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Devilsmother Mountain Binn Gharbh A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Gharbh [TR], 'rough peak') Galway/ Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 645m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L91568 62447 This summit has been logged as climbed by 167 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Garmin, DesHoulihan, Wendy, Colin Murphy, guestuser, markwallace, Danger, PeakPaul, paddyman, juliewoods
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Longitude: -9.638664, Latitude: 53.600814 , Easting: 91568, Northing: 262447 Prominence: 280m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 491541 762466,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dvlsmt, 10 char: Dvlsmthr
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

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.

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Don't be afraid of the name! .. by group   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
A typical Connemara mountain - the route we chose .. by eoin   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsmother in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: A view from Devilsmother to Killary Harbour and the ascent route
 
Himiwack on Devilsmother, 2009
by Himiwack  31 May 2009
Climbed Devilsmother on 2007-06-03. Was a beautifull sunny sunday. Started the walk on the east end of Killary Harbour by the last pub in county Galway. There is no path to climb but it´s easy to find a way to the ridge. Followed the ridge which is the Mayo/Galway border in southeast direction. Then turned the direction to east and climbed the last steep ascent to the summit of Devilsmother. Here are brilliant views to Killary Harbour, Mweelrea and Maamturk Mountains. Back on the ascent way. The walk takes about 3,5 houres. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/202/comment/2741/
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Great mountain, excellent views .. by ahendroff   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Walked to this peak by crossing the ridge from Ma .. by Dan   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Stunning descent .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
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