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Dart MountainMountainAn Dairt A name in Irish (Ir. An Dairt [OSM], 'the lump')Derry/ TyroneCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock
Height:619mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13Grid Reference: H60254 96309This summit has been logged as climbed by 165 members. Recently by: scottwalker, LorraineG, Helenha, IainT, Lauranna, peter1, guestuser, MichaelG55, Cobhclimber, sperrinlad, pearnett, Ulsterpooka, mountainmike, hivisibility, Wildcat I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/244/