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Devilsmother
Magairlí an Deamhain
Killary Harbour, the slipway at Nancy's Point - geograph.org.uk - 505424.jpg
Devilsmother and the Maumturks massive
seen from Killary Harbour fjord
Highest point
Elevation 645 m (2,116 ft)
Prominence 280 m (920 ft)
Listing Hewitt, Marilyn
Geography
Location Border of County Galway and Mayo, Republic of Ireland
Parent range Partry Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid L915624
Topo map OSi Discovery 37

Devilsmother is a 645-metre-high (2,116 ft) mountain in Connemara, Ireland.

Geography

Devilsmother is in the Partry Mountains, at the head of Killary Harbour, overlooking the Western Way long-distance path. It sits on the border between County Galway (to the south) and County Mayo (to the north).

Etymology

The mountain has two Irish language names: Magairlí an Deamhain and Binn Gharbh (meaning "rough peak"). The anglicized spellings Mogarlyandoon and Ben Garrif appear on some historical maps. Originally, it seems that Magairlí an Deamhain was the name of a knobbly ridge north of the summit, while Binn Gharbh applied to the mountain as a whole. The English name Devilsmother may be "a euphemistic false translation" or may be based on an alternative name.

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