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DerryclareMountainBinn Doire Chláir A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Doire Chláir [TR], 'peak of Derryclare')GalwayCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock
Height:677mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L81509 51048This place has been logged as visited by 309 members. Recently by: trekker, Philhanson, Cathal-Kelly, Dean, Podgemus, davsheen, oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, lw24, Wendy I have visited this place: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Ir. clár can mean both a plain and a board. In the latter sense it can refer to a plank-bridge in some place-names. Thus Derryclare, from Ir. Doire Chláir, could either mean 'oak-wood of the plain' or 'oak-wood of the plank-bridge'. The name seems to have been transferred by the Ordnance Survey from the townland of Derryclare situated to the east to the mountain itself. In this respect the Ir. name Binn Doire Chláir makes much more sense as a mountain name.
Binn Doire Chláir is the 145th highest summit in Ireland. Binn Doire Chláir is the second most easterly summit in the Twelve Bens area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/146/