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Magairlí an Deamhain
Killary Harbour, the slipway at Nancy's Point - - 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
Coordinates 53°36′01″N 9°38′17″W / 53.600399°N 9.638164°W / 53.600399; -9.638164
Devilsmother is located in Ireland
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.


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).


The mountain has two Irish language names: Magairlí an Deamhain (meaning "the demon's testicles") and Binn Gharbh (meaning "rough peak").[1] 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.[1]

Coordinates: 53°36′01″N 9°38′23″W / 53.60039°N 9.63967°W / 53.60039; -9.63967


  1. ^ a b Tempan, Paul. Irish Hill and Mountain Names.