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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 175 members. Recently by: JimMc, PaulNolan, oakesave, dodser, DeltaP, ColinCallanan, GSheehy, flynnke, oldpragmatist, Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Garmin, DesHoulihan
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Longitude: -9.638664, Latitude: 53.600814 , Easting: 91568, Northing: 262447 Prominence: 280m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 491541 762466,   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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Devilsmother in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Killary Fjord Panorama From Devilsmother
 
Great mountain, excellent views
by ahendroff  11 Jul 2010
This is an mountain with excellent views from its summit (see photo), so best to leave for a clear day. It can be climbed as a short there-and-back, or linked in with Maumtrasna as a longer walk. I opted for the latter, as it was a glorious May day and I felt energised after doing the Sheffry hills the day before. If you haven't done this summit before, plan it now! You won't regret it ... Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/202/comment/3047/
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Walked to this peak by crossing the ridge from Ma .. by Dan   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
Stunning descent .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Devilsmother)
 
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