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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 place has been logged as visited by 114 members. Recently by: oakesave, ColinCallanan, DeltaP, Lauranna, Peter Walker, IainT, Garmin, patmoran, Colin Murphy, gav, PeteBog, guestuser, markwallace, PeakPaul, paddyman
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Longitude: -9.632811, Latitude: 53.617877 , Easting: 91999, Northing: 264338 Prominence: 26m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 491972 764356,   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 place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsmother Far North Top in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Looking along the Devilsmother ridge to Devilsmother North Top
 
From sea to summit.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, simon3, wicklore,  31 May 2016
Devilsmother North Top is the summit at the north end of a long ridge stretching north from the main Devilsmother summit. The summit is up steep slopes, which when wet will present quite a challenge and you must consider how to get back down as well as how to ascend. also as this route starts near sea level near Killary Fjord, be prepared for a 600 metre climb!

One place to start is on a layby next to the bridge at L935 655 A on the N59 road. Go through a gate and cross river to access a track. Follow the track for 400 metres before turning SW to head for the mountain. The steep climb begins at L92960 64850 B. Some respite is reached at L92402 64867 C where terrain levels off. After continuing SW for 200m there is a final steep climb of 130 metres to the summit.

Another option is from L91269 65068 D, also on the N59, with advantage that it is nearer to Devilsmother. Go through a gate and keep to right of large gully. See Track 1843 for detail, including a return using one of the somewhat easier to descend spurs off the Devilsmother.

There are breathtaking views of dozens of summits from summit. After such a hard won summit, it is a relatively easy walk along the wide ridge to the main Devilsmother summit about 2kms distant. For those with several more hours to spare, the ridge connecting Devilsmother to Knocklaur and Maumtrasna is at about L920 630 E.

Video short summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ov_Ocb8Agw&feature=youtu.be Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/271/comment/5031/
 
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)
 
Did this on a beautiful September day this year ( .. by Dan   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top)
 
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