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Knockmealdown Mountains Area , W: West Knockmealdowns Subarea
Feature count in area: 17, by county: Tipperary: 11, Waterford: 11, of which 5 are in both Tipperary and Waterford, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82, EW-K
Highest Place: Knockmealdown 792.4m

Starting Places (16) in area Knockmealdown Mountains:
Bay Lough CP, Bay Lough Hairpin, Clogheen South, Crow Hill, Kilballyboy Wood, Kingston Bridge, Knockadullaun, Knockeenanooneen, Knockmeal Mountain Road, Knocksculloge, Liam Lynch Trailhead, Mount Melleray Abbey, R669 Rough Glen River, Spital-Land, Sugar Loaf Horseshoe Viewing Point, The Vee

Summits & other features in area Knockmealdown Mountains:
Cen: Central Knockmealdowns: Crohan West 521m, Knockmeal 559.5m, Knockmealdown 792.4m, Knockmoylan 767.1m, Knocknafallia 666.5m, Knocknagnauv 655.1m, Sugarloaf Hill 662.7m
E: East Knockmealdowns: Broemountain 430.4m, Knocknanask 486m, Knocknasheega 430.4m, Knocksculloge 432.6m
S: Araglin: Knockadullaun 352.2m
W: West Knockmealdowns: Crow Hill 516.8m, Farbreaga 518m, Knocknalougha 629m, Knocknalougha South Top 518.6m, Knockshanahullion 653.3m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Farbreaga, 518.0m Mountain Fear Bréige A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Fear Bréige [PND], 'false man'), Tipperary County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Farbreaga is the 511th highest place in Ireland. Farbreaga is the most westerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.
Grid Reference R96798 09161, OS 1:50k mapsheet 74
Place visited by: 171 members, recently by: Geo, Arcticaurora, jackos, loftyobrien, PrzemekPanczyk, jimmel567, johncusack, annem, simon3, jlk, eflanaga, JohnRea, LiamG1951, DNicholson, Bunsen7
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Longitude: -8.047596, Latitude: 52.234664, Easting: 196799, Northing: 109161, Prominence: 69.6m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 596748 609215,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Frbrg, 10 char: Farbreaga
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: The name Fear Bréige is commonly applied to a rock or heap of stones resembling a man.
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Summary for Farbreaga (Fear Bréige): The nearest to my heart
Summary created by jackill 2010-07-03 08:12:55
There is only one way to climb this mountain that makes any sense. Start at Crow Hill (R983 089) where there is a decent carpark and a stile leading west to Farbreaga and its neighbour Crow Hill along Avondhu way( with a slight detour from Crow Hill (R9789 0883) 5). Any other access point makes little sense, unless you are traversing the entire range in which case you will start at A (R96038 08314) (room for 2-3 cars on the roadside) and dogleg back to catch this summit from the Avondhu way. Farbreaga, Crow Hill, and the unnamed hump slightly to their east at B (R97731 08756) are well know locally as "The Three Doons". You will pass the large Cairn on Crow Hill on the way to Farbreagas monumental one.
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jackill on Farbreaga
by jackill 24 Jan 2005
A fine clear Sunday morning and I pulled on the boots again in the first serious outing of the New Year. I started just off the main road at KnNuneen (R947 083) – plenty of room to park a car or two near a field gateway. I followed the road along the Avondhu way leaving it at Knockeennagooneen where I followed a bearing for Farbreaga.
Things were fairly foggy as I struck on over Crow hill and down to the road that runs from Araglin, over Doon, down to Clogheen.I picked up the Avondhu way here again and followed it to Knockaglugga where I left it and headed the 750 mtrs north to Knockshanahullion where the weather finally began to clear.
There appear to be a few more “standing stones” than there was last year so someone’s been busy. On then to Knockaunabulloga – following the sheep fence (starts at point 551 mtrs approx) around which is easier going than taking the shortest route across the glen. I then headed down the side of Knocknalougha to rejoin the Avondhu way, which I followed back to the start.
The photo was taken at Farbreagas summit looking across the Tipperary plain to the Galtys. The village you can see below slightly left of centre is Ballyporeen – ancestral home of the late US president Ronald Reagan.
18 kms ,5 hours and some tired legs. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/415/comment/1435/
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simon3 on Farbreaga
by simon3 16 Feb 2003
You can park on the infrequently used road at Crow Hill (R983 089) . There is a waymarked way sign there for the Avondhu Way, which crosses the road East-West. Follow this way for a while then head towards Crow Hill which is marked as being 1 metre shorter than Farbreaga. (Arguably it could be shown as another top in the 500m list.).
This picture is taken from Crow Hill towards Farbreaga. Farbreaga (the scarecrow) has an excellent view to the smaller hills to the west of the Knockmealdowns such as the wooded Carran Hill (361m). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/415/comment/323/
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simon3 on Farbreaga
by simon3 16 Feb 2003
Farbreaga is the westernmost of the Knockmealdown Mountains. Claude Wall said of this area “Farbreaga (1,706) and Knockshanahullion (2,153) are isolated wet masses to the west”. It wasn’t so wet on this fine day in mid February as you can see from the view of the cairn on Farbreaga and the distant Knockshanahullion. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/415/comment/322/
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Picture: Farbreaga in the distance.
mneary34 on Farbreaga
by mneary34 11 Aug 2005
Almost journeys end for the trek. This photo shows Crow Hill with Farbreaga in the distance. Ten mountains, glorious sunshine, not one other hill walker but ourselves mid-week in August on the entire range . The Knockmealdowns have a lot to offer. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/415/comment/1882/
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sparow on Farbreaga
by sparow 14 Jan 2008
Did as an option to try and get up and down before bad weather arrived (failed in that one). However a good alternative to the Galtees for a short accessable hike. Best thing was we disturbed a herd of deer on the summit. For some reason I've seen more wild deer in the knockmealdowns than anywhere else in Ireland. Proves that we haven't eaten all our wildlife - just most of it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/415/comment/2942/
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