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Slieve Bloom Area   S: Arderin Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 
Highest place:
Arderin, 527m
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres,

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Farbreague Hill Fear Bréige A name in Irish, also Hardyman an extra name in English (prob. Ir. Fear Bréige [PDT], 'false man') Offaly County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 430m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: S20314 97171
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, saule, High-King, JohnWick, Jamessheerin, marcellawalking, twilawalking, omurchu, markmjcampion, ewen, Ulsterpooka, delboyir, hivisibility
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Longitude: -7.698088, Latitude: 53.025131 , Easting: 220314, Northing: 197171 Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 620254 697203,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Frb430, 10 char: Farbreague
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

Also known as Hardyman. There is a local tradition that the weather for the festive assemby on Arderin was nearly always wet, due a curse put on it by a priest when a man was killed in faction-fighting at the Hardyman [MacNeill, 223]. Farbreague (from Ir. Fear Bréige or Fear Bréigeach, 'false man') is a common name throughout Ireland for a heap of stones, sometimes occurring as Buachaill Bréige or Bréigeach ('false boy/shepherd'). Although these heaps are often unremakable nowadays, they may once have stood as tall columns, resembling a human figure when seen from a distance. Hardyman seems to be an English translation of such a name, probably being a variant pronunciation of the word herdman or herdsman. Cf. the surname Hardiman, common in Galway and Mayo, often used as an anglicisation of Ó hArgadáin, but perhaps with the same origin as the English names Herdman and Hardman, common in Ulster.   Farbreague is the 803rd highest place in Ireland. Farbreague is the second most southerly summit in the Slieve Bloom area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Farbreague (<i>Fear Bréige</i>) in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Route up to Farbreague
 
csd on Farbreague, 2009
by csd  7 Jun 2009
This picture shows a Google Earth representation of the GPS trace I took. Up and down from the parking spot to the summit takes about 1h20m. It's 4.5km there and back with a total rise of just under 200m. Not very challenging, but Garraun doesn't make an ideal partner to make a circuit out of it either! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/687/comment/3821/
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YoungJohn on Farbreague, 2009
by YoungJohn  20 Sep 2009
Travelled forth towards Farbreague with my learned Friend who was wise enough to avoid the well hidden(by heather) narrow drain! Another wet foot for me. Parked at the forestry entrance on Bohernaphuca. Traversed Gurraunbawn down a boggy slope over a small rise and headed up Farbreague. The terrain was 'rough' heather, grass and mossy boggy patches which caused us to take detours. Farbreague had lovely views to the west and east and to the south blocked a bit by Gurraunbawn(beagh). The best view to me was that of Ard Erin which stood proud to the north (roughly). To avoid the disturbed blanket bog of Gurraunbaun we decided to travel back down a track to the west but the track ran out and we ended up on a forestry road which led us to the Kinnitty/Roscrea Road eventually. Much thanks to a decent man for a lift back to my car! Quite enjoyable was Farbreague and its multicloured wavin pipe pole! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/687/comment/4113/
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