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Slieve Bloom Area
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,   Summits in area: 12,   Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 For all tops   Highest summit: Arderin, 527m
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Farbreague Hill Fear Bréige A name in Irish
also Hardyman an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Fear Bréige [PDT], 'false man') Offaly County, in Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 430m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: S20314 97171 This summit has been logged as climbed by 37 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, ewen, Ulsterpooka, delboyir, hivisibility, colmocnoc, newpark-cc, simoburn, eamonoc, Fergalh, millsd1, liz50, Geo, madfrankie, marymac
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Longitude: -7.698088, Latitude: 53.025131 , Easting: 220314, Northing: 197171 Prominence: 45m,   Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 620254 697203,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Frb430, 10 char: Farbreague
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

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 798th highest summit in Ireland. Farbreague is the second most southerly summit in the Slieve Bloom area.

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peterturner on Farbreague, 2008
by peterturner  30 Mar 2008
Farbreague (aka Hardyman) has a real wilderness appeal. There are virtually no tracks leading to the summit and my ascent was via the road at Roscomroe Bridge (Explorer Map 54) parking the car at the forest track on the corner at Clashroe A S185 969 A. Follow the gravel forest track to the bitter end ignoring other different-coloured gravel tracks then take the forest ride as far as that goes. Turn right crossing the rivulet at the end of this forest ride into an ever-compacting pine plantation. 'Bushbash' (NZ term) uphill for 2-3 minutes and then follow the left edge of the more mature forest that you get glimpses of during the bush-bash. Finally out of the forest head NE to the summit which is still about 25 minutes away or so. Summit is marked with a multi-coloured (Laois/Offaly GAA colours mostly I think) pole. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/687/comment/3024/
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I parked at the same spot as peterturner (though .. by csd   (Show all for Farbreague)
Blooming well finished. .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Farbreague)
from Arderin .. by ewen   (Show all for Farbreague)
This picture shows a Google Earth representation .. by csd   (Show all for Farbreague)
Travelled forth towards Farbreague with my learne .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Farbreague)
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