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Devilsmother Far North TopMountainFor origin of name, see Devilsmother.MayoCounty, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock
Height:601mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L91999 64338This place has been logged as visited by 112 members. Recently by: DeltaP, Lauranna, Peter Walker, IainT, Garmin, patmoran, Colin Murphy, gav, PeteBog, guestuser, markwallace, PeakPaul, paddyman, scapania, maike I have visited this place: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This hill is named Mogarlyandoon on William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). This is clearly from Ir. Magairlí an Deamhain, 'the demon’s testicles', (see Devilsmother). The name appears to refer to hillocks on this ridge. There is another instance of this colourful name in Glencalry (between Slieve Fyagh and Maumakeogh) on Bald's map, where it appears as Moggerlyandoon. There is also Magairle, a western spur of An Chailleach in the Twelve Bens, marked on Tim Robinson's map of Connemara.
Devilsmother Far North Top is the third highest mountain in the Partry/Joyce Country area and the 269th highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/271/