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Devilsmother Mountain Binn Gharbh A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Gharbh [TR], 'rough peak') Galway/ Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 645m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L91568 62447
Place visited by 190 members. Recently by: livelife2thefull, Geo, MickC, Atlanticstar, jamesmforrest, strangeweaver, rollingwave, Solliden, ilenia, marymac, FrankMc1964, ckilm, David-Guenot, PaulaMc, Haulie
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Longitude: -9.638619, Latitude: 53.600824 , Easting: 91568, Northing: 262447 Prominence: 280m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 491544 762467,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dvlsmt, 10 char: Dvlsmthr
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

An anglicised form of Binn Gharbh is found in some sources, e.g. Ben Garrif on Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) and Bengoriff on the map accompanying Knox's The history of the County of Mayo (1908). The Discovery map has Magairlí an Deamhain, 'the demon’s testicles', as the Irish name. This, however, appears originally to be the name of a knobbly ridge located north of the summit (see Devilsmother North Top), whereas Binn Gharbh applies to the hill as a whole. The English name Devilsmother appears to have some relationship with Magairlí an Deamhain, either being a euphemistic false translation or deriving from a variant name. The Caoránach, the female demon of Irish mythology, whom St. Patrick banishes to Lough Derg, is also known as the Devil's Mother, though there is no evidence to support a connection with this hill. For a road walk in Glannagevlagh, see Walking in Connemara, 8.1.   Devilsmother is the second highest mountain in the Partry/Joyce Country area and the 207th highest in Ireland. Devilsmother is the most westerly summit in the Partry/Joyce Country area.

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Don't be afraid of the name! .. by group   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
A typical Connemara mountain - the route we chose .. by eoin   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Climbed Devilsmother on 2007-06-03. Was a beautif .. by Himiwack   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Great mountain, excellent views .. by ahendroff   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Dan on Devilsmother, 2004
by Dan  15 Oct 2004
Walked to this peak by crossing the ridge from Maghairli an Deamhain. This is a nice easy walk and takes about half an hour. This mountain is really worth the effort on a nice day because the views of the twelve bens and the mweelrea mountains are fantastic. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/202/comment/1250/
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Stunning descent .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
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