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SawelMountainSamhail Phite Méabha A name in Irish (Ir. 'Samhail Phite Méabha' [DUPN], 'resemblance of Maeve’s vulva')County Highpoint of Derry & TyroneIn County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists
Height:678mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13Grid Reference: H61796 97305This summit has been logged as climbed by 195 members I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This rather colourful name seems to derive from the appearance of the glen on the S side of Sawel. Méabh is the legendary Queen of Connacht who coveted the Brown Bull of Cooley. Her name (Old Irish Medb) means 'she who intoxicates' and in local folklo
Sawel is the highest mountain in the Sperrin Mountains area and the 144th highest in Ireland. Sawel is the highest point in county Derry and also the highest in Tyrone. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/