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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 200 members. Recently by: Aciddrinker, justynagru, abcd, gernee, Grumbler, John.geary, briankelly, Roswayman, TommyV, Jimmy600leavey, JeanM, livelife2thefull, Geo, MickC, Atlanticstar
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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)
 
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Better the Devil you know
by TommyV  5 Jul 2019
This route starts out from Carraig Bar on the N59 a few kilometers North of the village of Leenaun at L89462 63331 G and takes in Devilsmother and Devilsmother South Top in a horeseshoe walk around the Glennagevlagh valley. From the bar head North along the N59 for a hundred meters and there is a gate on the right which will give access to the open mountain. A steep climb along the shoulder for about 2.5 kilometres will have you at the summit. From here head South dropping down to the South Top before continuing in a North West direction along the flat southern ridge of the Glennagevlagh valley. Following this will lead down to the N59 and from here it's a short trek back to Carraig Bar. The southern ridge is quite a flat boggy expanse and can seem quite dull after the magnificent Devilsmother summit so a better option might be to follow the river down to the valley which will also lead back to the N59. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/202/comment/20348/
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Walked to this peak by crossing the ridge from Ma .. by Dan   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
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