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pdtempan
2009-08-07 13:37:15
Re Sally Gap and hill-name circle
Sadly, Sally Gap is one of many place-names that refer to vegetation no longer to be found at the spot named. There is a note on logainm.ie which seems to shed some light on the decision to change the Irish form: "Deir M. Ó Murchú gurb é féin do cheap an tainm Bearnas na Diallaite" ("M. Ó Murchú says that it was himself who created the name Bearnas na Diallaite"). I don't know who this was, but it suggests the name did not have general currency, which would account for the better attested Bearna Bhealach Sailearnáin being preferred. Such changes happen from time to time as research progresses or inconsistencies are spotted. The Irish form of Bray, Co. Wicklow, was given as Brí Cualann in several early 20th century sources, but this seems to lack historical authority and the preferred version at logainm.ie is now simply Bré. If this sort of thing lights your fire, or if you are still reading this message at least, maybe you will be interested in joining the embryonic hill-name circle which is being set up to discuss occasional queries about names of peaks in the MV list and other curious place-names you may come across in the hills of Ireland. It's an informal group working by email distribution list. Send a reply to this forum and we can add you to the list. Thanks, Paul
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Galtymore & Galtybeg from King's Yard
conrad1179 6 hours ago.
run, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 670m, Area: Galtymore, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 18 hours ago.
There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an...

  
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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 18 hours ago.
From the ridge south of Derrybawn there is this NW view of Kirikee.Courtesy of siteviewer_comreg.ie we can find the owner of this mast: Three Ireland.The amusing conjunction with the cairn below t...

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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 19 hours ago.
Situated at the south eastern tip of a spur from Tonelagee it therefore commands wonderful views out over Laragh to the south east and Glenmacnass valley and waterfall to the north. Glendalough is...

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 2 days ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

  
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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ewen
ewen 5 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.


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