Devils Mother

The glacial sculpted valley of the Devils Mother is situated at the head of the Killary Fjord, it is one of the highest peaks of the Partry Mountains and has endless opportunities for photography and panoramic views.


The glacial sculpted valley of the Devils Mother is situated at the head of the Killary Fjord, it is one of the highest peaks of the Partry Mountains and has endless opportunities for photography and panoramic views.

The walk starts in the village and follows the old bog road towards the hearth of the hill. The walk then leaves the trail and starts on ‘hillock’ spur on the most southerly point of the Partry Mountains. The walk follows a fence line to the top of the initial spur and then hangs steadily around the Glenn. The rise is as subtle as the underfoot conditions for 3km until at 330meters the mountain takes over and rises sturdily upwards and northwards.

The hike continues onto the peak at 645m then follows a short steep descent onto the Aasleagh ridge along the Mayo/Galway border. The remainder of the walk brings you steadily back to the roadway to the holy well at the shallow shoreline and onto the Carraig Bar.

Length - 10.0 km
Time - Approx 6hrs
Height Gained - 700m
Highest Point - 645m (Devils Mother)
Difficulty - B Walk (Medium)

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Leenane Community Centre
Leenane
Co. Galway

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