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Farbreague: Approach via Garraunbaun

Farbreague: Hillus horribilus

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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 805th highest place in Ireland. Farbreague is the second most southerly summit in the Slieve Bloom area.

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Approach via Garraunbaun .. by group   (Show all for Farbreague (Fear Bréige))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Farbreague (<i>Fear Bréige</i>) in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Part of the swamp-like col.
 
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by Colin Murphy  Thu 25 Nov
Here's what NOT to do! Having approached from Garraunbaun, the col between the two hills proved fairly ropey in terms of its marshy/muddy nature. Not wishing to go through it again this time going uphill, I decided to turn east at S 201 964 C, with the intention of dropping down to the substantial forest track which would take me back to my car at S 204 942 A. After 20 minutes I knew I'd made a major mistake, but had passed the point of no return so laboured on. It was nightmarish, I kid you not. The heather (which was bad enough) disappeared to be replaced by waist-high grass growing on treacherous terrain, which is putting it mildly. I fell at least 6 times. This was eventually replaced by ferns growing on equally pot-holed land with the added treat of intertwining brambles. Much falling, tearing and swearing later (45 minutes of hell) I arrived at the track with great relief. But as though the hill wanted to torture me one last time, just as I stepped onto the track, a final thick length of bramble snagged my leg sending me flat on my face. So stick with the boggy route back. You have been warned. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/687/comment/23359/
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Farbreague (aka Hardyman) has a real wilderness a .. by peterturner   (Show all for Farbreague (Fear Bréige))
 
I parked at the same spot as peterturner (though .. by csd   (Show all for Farbreague (Fear Bréige))
 
Blooming well finished. .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Farbreague (Fear Bréige))
 
from Arderin .. by ewen   (Show all for Farbreague (Fear Bréige))
 
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