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Farbreaga Mountain Fear Bréige A name in Irish
(Ir. Fear Bréige [PND], 'false man') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 518m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R96798 09161 This summit has been logged as climbed by 116 members. Recently by: Martinpeak, Peter Walker, t.jay, tommccarthy, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, walker26, maike, delboyir, dmc, Bagger_Plz, pcring, marzka, jasonmc, Wilderness
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Longitude: -8.047596, Latitude: 52.234664 , Easting: 196799, Northing: 109161 Prominence: 69.63m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 596748 609215,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Frbrg, 10 char: Farbreaga
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

The name Fear Bréige is commonly applied to a rock or heap of stones resembling a man.   Farbreaga is the 508th highest summit in Ireland. Farbreaga is the most westerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/415/
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The nearest to my heart
Short Summary created by jackill,  3 Jul 2010
There is only one way to climb this mountain that makes any sense.
Start at R 983 089 A where there is a decent carpark and a stile leading west to Farbreaga and its neighbour Crow Hill along Avondhu way( with a slight detour from R9789 08835).

Any other access point makes little sense, unless you are traversing the entire range in which case you will start at R96038 08314 B (room for 2-3 cars on the roadside) and dogleg back to catch this summit from the Avondhu way.

Farbreaga, Crow Hill, and the unnamed hump slightly to their east at R97731 08756 C are well know locally as "The Three Doons".

You will pass the large Cairn on Crow Hill on the way to Farbreagas monumental one. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/415/comment/5174/
 
A fine clear Sunday morning and I pulled on the b .. by jackill   (Show all for Farbreaga)
 
You can park on the infrequently used road at R 9 .. by simon3   (Show all for Farbreaga)
 
Farbreaga is the westernmost of the Knockmealdown .. by simon3   (Show all for Farbreaga)
 
Almost journeys end for the trek. This photo show .. by mneary34   (Show all for Farbreaga)
 
Did as an option to try and get up and down befor .. by sparow   (Show all for Farbreaga)
 
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