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Dart Mountain Mountain An Dairt A name in Irish
(Ir. An Dairt [OSM], 'the lump') Derry/ Tyrone County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 619m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H60254 96309 This summit has been logged as climbed by 163 members. Recently by: Helenha, IainT, Lauranna, peter1, guestuser, MichaelG55, Cobhclimber, sperrinlad, pearnett, Ulsterpooka, mountainmike, hivisibility, Wildcat, Peter_I, wwwalker
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Longitude: -7.063656, Latitude: 54.810987 , Easting: 260254, Northing: 396309 Prominence: 89m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 660190 896298,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrtMnt, 10 char: DrtMntn
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Dart Formation)

Cloudberries are found on the western slopes. This rare alpine plant resembles the strawberry plant, to which it is related. The fruit are like orange pearls. The OS Memoirs derive the name from Ir. dart, 'a lump', explaining that When viewed at a distance, it looks like a a lump on Sawel. However, Daigart is the name of a district mentioned by Tírechán in the Tripartite Life. O'Ceallaigh reviewed this information, along with MacNeill's assessment of it, and concluded that Daighart was probably the mountain country of Gleann Fhoichle (Glenelly), in the parish of Both Domhnaigh (Bodoney) and at the bottom of Samhail (Sawel) (Gleanings from Ulster History, Séamus Ó Ceallaigh, p. 23).   Dart Mountain is the 255th highest summit in Ireland.

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Came across to Dart from Sawel (see comment on Sa .. by dino   (Show all for Dart Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dart Mountain in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View towards Mullaghclogha from Dart
 
A Rare Rugged Sperrin
by Aidy  9 Mar 2015
I had walked several of the mountains in this area before, and on Sunday decided to visit a few in the middle that I'd missed out - Dart, Learmount Mtn S Top and Learmount Mountain. Dart is the most impressive of the three, and was my first call. I had looked down on it from Sawel in the past, and it can be reached from there, but due to my other targets for the day, I approached it from the west. It is easily accessible from the Park/Tamnagh Road between the villages of Park in the north, in Derry, and Cranagh in the south in Tyrone. There are a few lay bys near the cattle grids around the high point of the road for parking, and it is a short walk from there. The ground was also fairly firm and easy to walk on. The top is marked by a cairn, and signs on the nearby fence marking the Tyrone and Derry border. The views were excellent in all directions on the clear bright day I visited, and Dart itself was rockier and a bit more rugged and craggy than most in the range.

The Sperrins are not as dramatic as many other ranges, but they do get under your skin, and keep drawing me back with their own charm. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/244/comment/17874/
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