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Slieve Bloom Area
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 Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 430m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: S20314 97171
Place visited by 38 members. Recently by: omurchu, markmjcampion, ewen, Ulsterpooka, delboyir, hivisibility, colmocnoc, newpark-cc, simoburn, eamonoc, Fergalh, millsd1, liz50, Geo, madfrankie
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Longitude: -7.698013, Latitude: 53.025148 , Easting: 220314, Northing: 197171 Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 620259 697205,   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 798th highest place in Ireland. Farbreague is the second most southerly summit in the Slieve Bloom area.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/687/?PHPSESSID=scckqct585map9uk4q3s84c4q2
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Farbreague (aka Hardyman) has a real wilderness a .. by peterturner   (Show all for Farbreague)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Farbreague in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: The coloured pole, located a few meters from the summit of Farbreaga
 
csd on Farbreague, 2009
by csd  7 Jun 2009
I parked at the same spot as peterturner (though my GPS ref is S18327 96964 B), and headed up into the forest. I took the northmost track shown on the OS map, which is more grassed-over than gravel track. It soon peters out into what looks like a scene of a meteorite hit, but if you perservere around the fallen trees, you can pick up the track further into the forest, which takes you up onto open ground without too much difficulty. From there it's 1 km to the summit, and you can use faint tracks in the bog to limit the lifting-legs-over-heather experience. Although not a very high summit, there are good views from the top. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/687/comment/3820/
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Blooming well finished. .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Farbreague)
 
from Arderin .. by ewen   (Show all for Farbreague)
 
This picture shows a Google Earth representation .. by csd   (Show all for Farbreague)
 
Travelled forth towards Farbreague with my learne .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Farbreague)
 
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