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Devilsbit Mountain Hill Bearnán Éile A name in Irish
also Sliabh Aildiúin an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Bearnán Éile [OSI], 'little gap(-ped hill) of Éile'') Tipperary County, in Carn List, Polymict conglomerate & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 480m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: S05806 74455 This summit has been logged as climbed by 57 members. Recently by: tomodub, omurchu, hendycoco, MichaelE, jimbloomer, sandman, mountainmike, jlk, delboyir, chalky, betaburns, Fergalh, jasonmc, frankmc04, curiousmelts
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Longitude: -7.914641, Latitude: 52.821385 , Easting: 205806, Northing: 174455 Prominence: 344m,   Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 605753 674494,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DvlsMn, 10 char: DvlsbtMntn
Bedrock type: Polymict conglomerate & sandstone, (Devilsbit Formation)

Both the Irish and English names refer to the characteristic shape of this hill, which looks as if a chunk has been bitten out of it between the main peak and Little Rock. Éile is the Irish name for Ely O’Carroll Country. It also appears in Durlas Éile (Thurles). See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 217-20) for details of the festive assembly on the Devil's Bit which took place on 'Rock Sunday' in late July.   Devilsbit Mountain is the 619th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsbit Mountain in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: From Knockanora
A bit of the Devil
Short Summary created by jackill,  28 Feb 2014
Park at the forest entrance S04317 73045 A, room for 5 cars. Go through the forest entrance and follow the wide roadway upwards. At S04990 73714 B turn right and follow the track as far as Cardens folly at S05594 73605 C. Turn left uphill past the grotto to gain gap between little rock and the summit rock. Follow the muddy track going right to the gap in the rock for any easy ascent to the top of the rock outcrop. The summit trig is approx 450 meters to your left. You can descend by the same route or by taking the path from little rock (starting at S05373 73823 D) for an easy variation. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/5272/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsbit Mountain in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: The view north to Kilduff form the summit of Devilsbit
csd on Devilsbit Mountain, 2009
by csd  23 Jul 2009
I approached Devilsbit from the west, parking at the entrance to the forestry tracks at S04337 73098 E. The barrier was actually open here, so I could have driven all the way to near the summit, but that would be cheating! Lots of other motorists plying their way up and down the mountain made for a rather less relaxing walk than I'd been expecting. Wanting to head up Little Rock first, I used Sheet 59 which accurately portrays the forest track that loops around to the south. As others have noted, the detour (if you can call it that) via Little Rock is well worth it, with some lovely views over to Devilsbit Mountain itself. From the main summit it seems that half of Ireland is visible; from the Wicklow Mountains in the east, the sweep clockwise takes in views of the Blackstairs, Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns, the Galtees, the Silvermines, Lough Derg, and finally the Slieve Blooms to the north. Stunning and highly-recommended.According to legend, the "bit" is the gap between Little Rock and Devilsbit, which the Devil himself flung south after being banished from there by St Patrick. The lump of rock in question ended up becoming the Rock of Cashel. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/3960/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsbit Mountain in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: South west from the Bit
YoungJohn on Devilsbit Mountain, 2010
by YoungJohn  21 Feb 2010
The Bit can be under rated. There are truly fine views of the midlands - The Blooms, Keeper, The Aughty's, the Shannon and Loughderg, Knockanora and the Silvermines. To the east of a fine day the Wicklow Mountains and further south The Galtee's, Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns and Slievenamon. The huge expanse of countryside visible makes this old mountain worth a visit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/4415/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsbit Mountain in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Devilsbit Mountain plateau.
simon3 on Devilsbit Mountain, 2008
by simon3  20 May 2008
This is a panorama of Devilsbit mountain plateau taken from Little Rock the citadel like bump to the SW of the main summit. Some other details from the picture (well they were more visible on the original large size) The safe gully down from the main summit is just to the left of the shiny light fitting centre of picture. The slight rise at the left skyline is Benduff. Just before the left rise to the plateau and on the skyline you would be able to see the telecoms towers on Kilduff. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/3117/
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aidand on Devilsbit Mountain, 2008
by aidand  26 Feb 2008
There are several starting points for the climb. For those not familiar with the area there are signs from the Borrisoleigh to Templemore Road. These lead to a carpark and a steepish walk up a grassy field to a fenced off stone tower. You also pass a well with a religious grotto.
The final ascent to the cross is a bit of a scramble up the rocks. The cross at the top is floodlight at night. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/2978/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsbit Mountain in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Summit Trig.
The Devils Loop.
by sandman  20 Jul 2015
Depending on the off road ability of your vehicle you can park without obstructing anyone at S0581075238 F which will give you the option of a quick up and down to the trig or a pleasant Loop Walk visiting Little Rock with its cross and statue. If you decide on the loop which i did in an anti-clockwise direction access is via the gate into the forest , go left and left again which will take you to Little Rock after which you can follow a well defined track to the summit trig. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/18204/
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