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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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Farbreiga is the distinctive low conical peak to .. by pj   (Show all for Farbreiga)
 
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 A. Walk up this minor road to G180022 B, 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 C, 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 Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/847/comment/5943/
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Saturday 4th of July, today one of the Castlebar .. by josvanderlinden   (Show all for Farbreiga)
 
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