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FarbreagueHillFear Bréige A name in Irish also Hardyman an extra name in English (prob. Ir. Fear Bréige [PDT], 'false man')OffalyCounty, in Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock
Height:430mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54Grid Reference: S20314 97171This summit has been logged as climbed by 34 members. Recently by: delboyir, hivisibility, colmocnoc, newpark-cc, simoburn, eamonoc, Fergalh, millsd1, liz50, Geo, madfrankie, marymac, jackill, tbenney, melohara I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Also known as Hardyman. There is a local tradition that the weather for the festive assemby on Arderin was nearly always wet, due a curse put on it by a priest when a man was killed in faction-fighting at the Hardyman [MacNeill, 223]. Farbreague (from Ir. Fear Bréige or Fear Bréigeach, 'false man') is a common name throughout Ireland for a heap of stones, sometimes occurring as Buachaill Bréige or Bréigeach ('false boy/shepherd'). Although these heaps are often unremakable nowadays, they may once have stood as tall columns, resembling a human figure when seen from a distance. Hardyman seems to be an English translation of such a name, probably being a variant pronunciation of the word herdman or herdsman. Cf. the surname Hardiman, common in Galway and Mayo, often used as an anglicisation of Ó hArgadáin, but perhaps with the same origin as the English names Herdman and Hardman, common in Ulster.
Farbreague is the 796th highest summit in Ireland. Farbreague is the second most southerly summit in the Slieve Bloom area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/687/