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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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