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FarbreigaHillFear Bréige A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Fear Bréige [PDT], 'false man')MayoCounty, in Binnion List, Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds Bedrock
Height:395mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31Grid Reference: G17023 02582This place has been logged as visited by 14 members. Recently by: sandman, Garmin, chalky, Fergalh, IncaHoots, barrymayo, LiamV, glenlecky, three5four0, stendorado, tigerbeat, josvanderlinden, oberon, pj I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The name Fear Bréige ('false man') usually refers to a rock or heap of stones resembling a man. The name is a common one, being found also in the Galtees, Knockmealdowns, Ballyhoura Mountains, Comeraghs and Slieve Bloom. This occurrence of the name in North Mayo appears to be the northernmost. It is also unusual in that it applies to a very prominent hill. Most of the other occurrences apply to low hills at the end of ranges.
Farbreiga is the 963rd highest place in Ireland. Farbreiga is the second most easterly summit in the North Mayo area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/847/?PHPSESSID=lvrlu7rb97kg1qd996o0v8dgj1