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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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Easy summit in the shadow of Sawel. .. by group   (Show all for Dart Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dart Mountain in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Dart Cairn with Sawel in the distance
 
Colin Murphy on Dart Mountain, 2008
by Colin Murphy  20 Oct 2008
If you can arrange two cars, traversing Dart-Sawel can be a pleasant afternoon's walk. There is room to park a couple of cars directly to the west of Dart at grid ref 590970 B and also to the East of Sawel at 639975 C. The approach to Dart from the west is about the most interesting and easiest terrain you will find in the Eastern Sperrins - rocky with short grass mostly, with the Dart summit having the honour of being one of the only mountains in the range to be marked by a cairn (see pic). While many of the Sperrins have a Wicklow-ish roundness to them, Dart Mt has something approaching a defined summit. Enjoyable walk, from west to east, car to car taking about 3 hours , and that was at a leisurely pace. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/244/comment/3394/
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Like many other people, I combined Dart with its .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Dart Mountain)
 
Having had a rather late start (avoid going throu .. by csd   (Show all for Dart Mountain)
 
A montage of the view from west of Dart, looking .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Dart Mountain)
 
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