Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.

Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Glan Mountain: A Glan rocker......

Sea Hill: Surprisingly good sea views from this hill

Beenbane: Borreen to heaven

Kilcommon from the west

Carrigshouk: Lovely loop

Slieve Fyagh: Gaitor day out

Easy walk, with nice views towards Eagle Island

Bweengduff: The Shiddy Way?

Bweengduff: A good forest road to access this summit

Typical wet North Mayo Coastal Hill

Seefin East Top: An easy bog trot.

Seefin: An easy road with distant balcony views but nearby clutter

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Partry & Joyce Area   W: Devilsmother Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, CBE, EW-CON, MSW 
Highest place:
Maumtrasna, 682m
Maximum height for area: 682 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 607 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Devilsmother Far North Top Mountain Magairlí an Deamhain A name in Irish Ir. Magairlí an Deamhain [], 'the demon’s testicles’ Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 601m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L91998 64336
Place visited by 155 members. Recently by: andalucia, ryanguinness10, elizauna, Haulie, abcd, Clairo36, mrfleetfoot, philmchale, GSheehy, Iamcan, annem, Cathal-Kelly, No1Grumbler, markmjcampion, marcel
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.632854, Latitude: 53.617823 , Easting: 91998, Northing: 264336 Prominence: 26m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 491969 764350,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DvlsFr, 10 char: DvlsmtFrNr
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

This hill is named Mogarlyandoon on William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830). This is clearly from Ir. Magairlí an Deamhain, 'the demon’s testicles', (see Devilsmother). The name appears to refer to hillocks on this ridge. There is another instance of this colourful name in Glencalry (between Slieve Fyagh and Maumakeogh) on Bald's map, where it appears as Moggerlyandoon. There is also Magairle, a western spur of An Chailleach in the Twelve Bens, marked on Tim Robinson's map of Connemara.   Magairlí an Deamhain is the 285th highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Devilsmother Far North Top (Magairlí an Deamhain) 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Devilsmother Far North Top (<i>Magairlí an Deamhain</i>) in area Partry & Joyce, Ireland
Picture: Looking along the Devilsmother ridge to Devilsmother North Top
From sea to summit.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, simon3, wicklore  31 May 2016
Devilsmother North Top is the summit at the north end of a long ridge stretching north from the main Devilsmother summit. The summit is up steep slopes, which when wet will present quite a challenge and you must consider how to get back down as well as how to ascend. also as this route starts near sea level near Killary Fjord, be prepared for a 600 metre climb!

One place to start is on a layby next to the bridge at L935 655 starA on the N59 road. Go through a gate and cross river to access a track. Follow the track for 400 metres before turning SW to head for the mountain. The steep climb begins at L92960 64850 starB. Some respite is reached at L92402 64867 starC where terrain levels off. After continuing SW for 200m there is a final steep climb of 130 metres to the summit.

Another option is from L91269 65068 starD, also on the N59, with advantage that it is nearer to Devilsmother. Go through a gate and keep to right of large gully. See Track 1843 for detail, including a return using one of the somewhat easier to descend spurs off the Devilsmother.

There are breathtaking views of dozens of summits from summit. After such a hard won summit, it is a relatively easy walk along the wide ridge to the main Devilsmother summit about 2kms distant. For those with several more hours to spare, the ridge connecting Devilsmother to Knocklaur and Maumtrasna is at about L920 630 starE.

Video short summary: Linkback:
Have you seen the Devils bits? .. by wicklore   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top (Magairlí an Deamhain))
Descent route from Devil's Mother North Top .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top (Magairlí an Deamhain))
Why you need to research your way up this one. .. by simon3   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top (Magairlí an Deamhain))
Did this on a beautiful September day this year ( .. by Dan   (Show all for Devilsmother Far North Top (Magairlí an Deamhain))
(End of comment section for Devilsmother Far North Top (Magairlí an Deamhain).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2300 Summiteers, 1460 Contributors, Newsletter since 2007