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Midlands SW Area , NE: Devilsbit Subarea
Feature count in area: 44, by county: Tipperary: 36, Limerick: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 52, 53, 54, 58, 59, 60, 65, 66
Highest Place: Keeper Hill 691.6m

Starting Places (31) in area Midlands SW:
Ballincurra Hill South, Ballyhourigan Wood Loop Walk, Barnane Lodge, Castlewaller Wood Forest Road, Coillte Knockanroe, Commanealine Wood, Commaun Beg North, Cullaun South, Cummer South, Curreeny Wood, Doonane Forest Carpark, Foildhine Mulkeir Rivers, Glenaneagh Park, Glenstal Wood CP, Gortagarry Hill West, Greenan Cross, Knockadigeen Hill SW, Knockanora East, Knockanully, Knockaviltoge East, Knockfune Wood Bend, Knockmaroe Wood, Knockmehill South, Knockteige SW, Nicker, Raven's Rock, Ring Hill West, River Doonane, The Lookout, Tobernagreana, Upperchurch

Summits & other features in area Midlands SW:
Cen: Mauherslieve: Cummer 405m, Foilduff 400m, Knockmaroe 411m, Mauherslieve 543m
E: Upperchurch Hills: Knockalough 427m, Knockaviltoge 364m
N: Knockshigowna: Knockshigowna 212m
NE: Devilsbit: Benduff 455m, Black Hill 228m, Devilsbit Mountain 480m, Gortagarry 458m, Kilduff Mountain 445m, Knockanora 433m
NE: Templederry: Ballincurra Hill 403m, Commaun Beg 403m, Cooneen Hill 467m, Coumsallahaun 320m, Knockadigeen Hill 402m
NW: Arra Mountains: Corbally Hill 339m, Tountinna 457m
NW: Silvermine Mountains: Silvermine Mountains East Top 479m, Silvermine Mountains Far East Top 410m, Silvermine Mountains West Top 489m
SE: Hollyford Hills: Falleennafinoga 388m, Foildarg 440m, Glenaneagh 420m, Gortnageragh 418m, Knockastanna 444m, Knockbane 433m, Lackenacreena 413m, Ring Hill 426m, Tooreen 457m
SW: Slieve Felim: Cullaun 460m, Derk Hill 236m, Knockroe 204m, Knockseefin 235m, Slieve Felim 427m, Slieve Felim East Top 423m, Slieve Felim South Top 407m
W: Keeper Hill: Bleanbeg 368m, Boolatin Top 446.6m, Keeper Hill 691.6m, Knockane 411m, Knockfune 452m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Devilsbit Mountain, 480m Hill Bearnán Éile A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Bearnán Éile [OSI], 'little gap(-ped hill) of Éile'') Sliabh Aildiúin an extra name in Irish, Tipperary County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Devilsbit Mountain is the 630th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference S05806 74455, OS 1:50k mapsheet 59
Place visited by: 102 members, recently by: BarnabyNutt, JordanF1, Moirabourke, westside, chelman7, Krzysztof_K, Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney, Carolyn105, Arcticaurora, finkey86, Offaly86, Dee68, LiamG1951, seaniemull
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Longitude: -7.914641, Latitude: 52.821385, Easting: 205806, Northing: 174455, Prominence: 344m,  Isolation: 1.6km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 605753 674494
Bedrock type: Polymict conglomerate & sandstone, (Devilsbit Formation)
Notes on name: Both the Irish and English names refer to the characteristic shape of this hill, which looks as if a chunk has been bitten out of it between the main peak and Little Rock. Éile is the Irish name for Ely O’Carroll Country. It also appears in Durlas Éile (Thurles). See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 217-20) for details of the festive assembly on the Devil's Bit which took place on 'Rock Sunday' in late July.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: DvlsMn, 10 char: DvlsbtMntn

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Summary for Devilsbit Mountain (Bearnán Éile): A bit of the Devil
Summary created by jackill 2014-02-28 06:44:15
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Picture: From Knockanora
Park at the forest entrance A (S04317 73045), room for 5 cars. Go through the forest entrance and follow the wide roadway upwards. At B (S04990 73714) turn right and follow the track as far as Cardens folly at C (S05594 73605). Turn left uphill past the grotto to gain gap between little rock and the summit rock. Follow the muddy track going right to the gap in the rock for any easy ascent to the top of the rock outcrop. The summit trig is approx 450 meters to your left. You can descend by the same route or by taking the path from little rock (starting at D (S05373 73823)) for an easy variation.
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Member Comments for Devilsbit Mountain (Bearnán Éile)
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Devilsbit Mountain (<em>Bearnán Éile</em>)
Picture: Mary the mini redeemer.
Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
by TommyV 2 Jan 2019
After a day of bagging some of the more unremarkable summits in North Tipperary, Devilsbit was a delight. There is designated parking at E (S06115 73178). Follow the waymarked path all the way to the tower known as Carden's Folly. There is plenty to see here with a noticeboard with information on the history of the place, and the ludicrous story of how the mountain got its name. A few meters from here is a grotto and behind that Little Rock with its giant cross that is lit up every night and our mini version of Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue with Mary standing tall at the edge of the rock face. Once you have taken in the sights it's time to push on North East for another kilometre to the trig point marking the summit of the devil. In my opinion this is the jewel in North Tipperary's crown. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/20211/
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Picture: The view north to Kilduff form the summit of Devilsbit
csd on Devilsbit Mountain
by csd 23 Jul 2009
I approached Devilsbit from the west, parking at the entrance to the forestry tracks at F (S04337 73098). The barrier was actually open here, so I could have driven all the way to near the summit, but that would be cheating! Lots of other motorists plying their way up and down the mountain made for a rather less relaxing walk than I'd been expecting. Wanting to head up Little Rock first, I used Sheet 59 which accurately portrays the forest track that loops around to the south. As others have noted, the detour (if you can call it that) via Little Rock is well worth it, with some lovely views over to Devilsbit Mountain itself. From the main summit it seems that half of Ireland is visible; from the Wicklow Mountains in the east, the sweep clockwise takes in views of the Blackstairs, Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns, the Galtees, the Silvermines, Lough Derg, and finally the Slieve Blooms to the north. Stunning and highly-recommended.According to legend, the "bit" is the gap between Little Rock and Devilsbit, which the Devil himself flung south after being banished from there by St Patrick. The lump of rock in question ended up becoming the Rock of Cashel. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/3960/
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Picture: South west from the Bit
YoungJohn on Devilsbit Mountain
by YoungJohn 21 Feb 2010
The Bit can be under rated. There are truly fine views of the midlands - The Blooms, Keeper, The Aughty's, the Shannon and Loughderg, Knockanora and the Silvermines. To the east of a fine day the Wicklow Mountains and further south The Galtee's, Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns and Slievenamon. The huge expanse of countryside visible makes this old mountain worth a visit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/4415/
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Picture: Devilsbit Mountain plateau.
simon3 on Devilsbit Mountain
by simon3 20 May 2008
This is a panorama of Devilsbit mountain plateau taken from Little Rock the citadel like bump to the SW of the main summit. Some other details from the picture (well they were more visible on the original large size) The safe gully down from the main summit is just to the left of the shiny light fitting centre of picture. The slight rise at the left skyline is Benduff. Just before the left rise to the plateau and on the skyline you would be able to see the telecoms towers on Kilduff. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/3117/
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aidand on Devilsbit Mountain
by aidand 26 Feb 2008
There are several starting points for the climb. For those not familiar with the area there are signs from the Borrisoleigh to Templemore Road. These lead to a carpark and a steepish walk up a grassy field to a fenced off stone tower. You also pass a well with a religious grotto.
The final ascent to the cross is a bit of a scramble up the rocks. The cross at the top is floodlight at night. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/513/comment/2978/
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