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Devilsmother Far North Top Mountain For origin of name, see Devilsmother. Mayo County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 601m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L91999 64338 This summit has been logged as climbed by 110 members. Recently by: Peter Walker, IainT, Garmin, patmoran, Colin Murphy, gav, PeteBog, guestuser, markwallace, PeakPaul, paddyman, scapania, maike, quino70, Onzy
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Longitude: -9.632811, Latitude: 53.617886 , Easting: 91999, Northing: 264338 Prominence: 26m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 491972 764357,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DvlsFr, 10 char: DvlsmtFrNr
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

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 284th highest summit in Ireland.

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From sea to summit. .. by group   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top)
 
Have you seen the Devils bits? .. by wicklore   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top)
 
Descent route from Devil's Mother North Top .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top)
 
Why you need to research your way up this one. .. by simon3   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top)
 
Dan on Devilsmother Far North Top, 2004
by Dan  15 Oct 2004
Did this on a beautiful September day this year (2004). I borrowed a map from a friend and don't have it anymore, so i can't give grid references. Started from the Westport Leenane road. To the north east of the mountain there is a track that starts at the road ( I think its marked on the OS maps). The track is quite obvious from the road, theres two gates at the start of it. Followed the track south as far as a very straight new barbed wire fence and then turned just north of west and followed a wide gully up a few hundred metres. Theres a lot of cliffs on the north face (The North Face, eh!!!), so this gully looked like the best way to avoid them. When I got to the top of the gully, I headed toward the peak, which was to the south west. The view from on top of this, like the view from the Devils Mother is amazing on a good day...particularly the views of the Twelve Bens and The Mweelrea Mountains. The ridge across to the Devils Mother is a nice easy walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/271/comment/1249/
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