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Farbreiga Hill Fear Bréige A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Fear Bréige [PDT], 'false man') Mayo County, in Binnion List, Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 395m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: G17023 02582
Place visited by 14 members. Recently by: sandman, Garmin, chalky, Fergalh, IncaHoots, barrymayo, LiamV, glenlecky, three5four0, stendorado, tigerbeat, josvanderlinden, oberon, pj
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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 963rd highest place in Ireland. Farbreiga is the second most easterly summit in the North Mayo area.

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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/847/comment/3281/
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Bog Myrtle covered hills .. by three5four0   (Show all for Farbreiga)
 
Saturday 4th of July, today one of the Castlebar .. by josvanderlinden   (Show all for Farbreiga)
 
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