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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 place has been logged as visited by 61 members. Recently by: mbourke, Jamessheerin, GoldCircle, BarnaneGoat, tomodub, omurchu, hendycoco, MichaelE, jimbloomer, sandman, mountainmike, jlk, delboyir, chalky, betaburns
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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 place in Ireland.

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A bit of the Devil .. by group   (Show all for Devilsbit Mountain)
 
I approached Devilsbit from the west, parking at .. by csd   (Show all for Devilsbit Mountain)
 
The Bit can be under rated. There are truly fine .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Devilsbit Mountain)
 
This is a panorama of Devilsbit mountain plateau .. by simon3   (Show all for Devilsbit Mountain)
 
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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The Devils Loop. .. by sandman   (Show all for Devilsbit Mountain)
 
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