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East Mayo Area   NW: Pontoon Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 23, 24, 31, 32 
Highest place:
Nephin, 806m
Maximum height for area: 806 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 778 metres,

Places in area East Mayo:
E: Charlestown Hills:   Knock Hill 213mMullaghanoe 234m
N: Foxford Hills:   Carranarah 197mGortnadrehy 143m
NW: Nephin:   Cuilkillew 130mNephin 806mTristia 322m
NW: Pontoon Hills:   Crucknaree 297mFarbreiga 395mKnockaglana 154m
S: Kiltimagh Hills:   Rush Hill 197mSlieve Carn 262m
W: Croaghmoyle:   Burren 396mCroaghmoyle 430mMuckanagh Hill 220m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Farbreiga Hill Fear Bréige A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Fear Bréige [PDT], 'false man') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Binnion List, Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 395m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: G17023 02582
Place visited by 17 members. Recently by: phonohan, justynagru, eamonoc, sandman, Garmin, chalky, Fergalh, IncaHoots, barrymayo, LiamV, glenlecky, three5four0, stendorado, tigerbeat, josvanderlinden
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Longitude: -9.265074, Latitude: 53.965957 , Easting: 117023, Northing: 302582 Prominence: 240m,  Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 516991 802592,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Frb395, 10 char: Farbreiga
Bedrock type: Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds, (Meelick Member)

The name Fear Bréige ('false man') usually refers to a rock or heap of stones resembling a man. The name is a common one, being found also in the Galtees, Knockmealdowns, Ballyhoura Mountains, Comeraghs and Slieve Bloom. This occurrence of the name in North Mayo appears to be the northernmost. It is also unusual in that it applies to a very prominent hill. Most of the other occurrences apply to low hills at the end of ranges.   Farbreiga is the 967th highest place in Ireland.

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pj on Farbreiga, 2008
by pj  4 Sep 2008
Farbreiga is the distinctive low conical peak to the right of Nephin when viewed looking north from the Castlebar area. The mountain is best approached off the Castlebar to Pontoon road in towards Dereens in Ross - turn left off the Pontoon rd when you see the the big stone on your left! . The ascent is relatively easy through grassy slopes with a considerable amount of fern and bracken. The summit offers good views back towards Castlebar to the south, Croaghmoyle to the West and Pontoon and Lough Conn to the North. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/847/comment/3281/
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An easy afternoon walk
by phonohan  10 Jun 2021
Started from a small road almost due North of Farbreiga at G 1690 0398 A (we were staying within walking distance). Only one fence to cross (easiest point is at a prominent Rowan tree), then straight up through low heather to the secondary N summit shown as 373m ASL on OS 50K map. 10 more minutes to the trig point. A cloudy day so views a bit subdued and hazy towards the horizon. Best views E towards Foxford and the lakes. Views towards Clew Bay are better from nearby Croaghmoyle, but you don't have to share the summit with communication towers! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/847/comment/23172/
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Bog Myrtle covered hills
by three5four0  14 Jul 2010
There is a lay by large enough to accommodate a couple of cars, and allow vehicles enough room to pass, on the minor road west of Derreens at G185023 B. Walk up this minor road to G180022 C, where the Foxford Way leaves the road, follow it a short distance along a lane towards a farm, then sharp right through gate (sign posted). Continue along the Foxford Way to around G179027 D, leave the trail and gain the ridge (east), through lush undergrowth with the smell of bog myrtle hanging in the air.

Once on the ridge proper the ground improves, and it leads you in an arc to the summit of Farbreiga. The views over Lough Con and Lough Cuillin are superb, as they are back towards Croagmoyle, Nephin etc. We descended a short distance north and then directly east, towards the Foxford Way.

I think of this two routes the ridge is the better option, as there appears to be far more hidden briars and holes on the ground to the east of the summit. Again, there was a very strong smell of Bog Myrtle in the air here, just the thing to keep the midges at bay! Once back on the Foxford Way, we retraced our route to our car Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/847/comment/5943/
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Picture: Castlebar 4 days walks ramble to Farbreiga
josvanderlinden on Farbreiga, 2009
by josvanderlinden  11 Jul 2009
Saturday 4th of July, today one of the Castlebar 4 days walks leads us to the Farbreiga mountain. For the first time the organisation of the walk included this mountain in one of their rambles. The weather is great and from above the group of walkers must look like a colony of ants on that hill. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/847/comment/3922/
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