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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
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.914627, Latitude: 52.821385 , Easting: 205806, Northing: 174455 Prominence: 344m,   Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 605754 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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A bit of the Devil .. by group   (Show all for Devilsbit Mountain)
 
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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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)
 
There are several starting points for the climb. .. by aidand   (Show all for Devilsbit Mountain)
 
The Devils Loop. .. by sandman   (Show all for Devilsbit Mountain)
 
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