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MaulinMountainMálainn A name in Irish (Ir. Málainn [PNCW], possibly 'high or sloping ground')WicklowCounty, in Arderin List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock
Height:570mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O18436 13103This summit has been logged as climbed by 597 members. Recently by: crankechick, tomodub, eoghancarton, maike, groe, rodman, msammon, jillsteer, Joshua3, Astrofizz01, marcw, cmcgov, murpha26, chuckie, gringottsgoblin I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Málainn is rare element of obscure origin and meaning, occurring in a handul of place-names scattered throughout the country. For origin of name, see articles by Paul Tempan: The Element Málainn in Place-names in the Kerry Magazine, No. 18, 2008 (15-16) and An Eilimint Málainn i Logainmneacha in the Donegal Annual 2006 (218-19). There are references in early Irish texts to Málu, site of a battle in Leinster. This mountain has been proposed as an identification by Eoin MacNeill (JRSAI lxv, 14), but this is far from certain.
Maulin is the 330th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/327/