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War HillMountainCnoc an Bhairr A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc an Bhairr [PNCW*], 'hill of the summit')WicklowCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists
Height:686mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O16895 11338This summit has been logged as climbed by 514 members. Recently by: elarbee, TipsyDempy, jillsteer, Joshua3, edgard13, chalky, cmcgov, Glanman2, geohappy, tmcg, newpark-cc, Astrofizz01, tomodub, paddyman, glenn3ie I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Price's suggested Irish derivation for War Hill, whilst possible, seems rather tautological and is not backed up by any Irish attestations. Barr is itself a common term denoting a hill and is usually the first element in names, e.g. Barr Trí gCom (Baurtregaum), Barr na Coilleadh (Barnakillew), etc. Also hill of the top seems a strange way to describe War Hill, since it's really only a lower outlier of Djouce. An alternative is that the name was created in English, and this is supported by a reference to a battle on War Hill in a letter written on 15th December 1838 by Eugene O'Curry. “In the Townland of Lackandarragh in the Powerscourt Parish they shew a place called the Churchyard, but it does not retain the least vestige of either a church or churchyard. Some say that it was the place of sepulture of persons killed in a battle fought between the English troops and the O’Tooles some three hundred years ago. This battle was fought on War Hill, immediately overhanging this Churchyard, on the opposite side of the river.” Of course, one would expect these events to give rise to Battle Hill, rather than War Hill, so this suggestion must also be considered tentative.
War Hill is the 129th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/129/