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Church MountainMountainSliabh gCod A name in Irish also Slieve Gad an extra name in English (Ir. Sliabh gCod [logainm.ie], 'mountain of [obscure element]')WicklowCounty, in Arderin List
Height:544mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: N94877 01261This summit has been logged as climbed by 220 members. Recently by: jillsteer, chalky, nesa1206, waster, TipsyDempy, tmcg, Turlo143, supersullivan, simoburn, Trailtrekker, diarmuidoc, tupelopenny, peter1, Macros42, Fergalh I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This mountain is first mentioned under the name Sliabh an Chodaigh, 'mountain of the covenant' in a tale dating from before the 12th century. Subsequently the name appears as Sliabh gCod or similar, which is obscure in meaning, unless it is simply a corruption of the earlier form. The site is pre-Christian. There are the remains of a large cairn on top of the mountain. The stones have evidently been scattered into irregular heaps. There is a partially cleared space in the middle, in which there are the foundations of a building, apparently a small ancient church.... Lewis (Topog. Dictionary, 1837, s.v. Donard) says that numerous pilgrims resort to the church on the top of the mountain to visit a well which is close to the walls. This well is still known, and I have heard it called St. Gad's Well by local people [Price, PNCW]. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 96-101) for details of the mountain pilgrimage. Also called Slieve Gad.
Church Mountain is the 368th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/367/