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Great Sugar LoafMountainÓ Cualann A name in Irish (Ir. Ó Cualann [OSI], 'lump of Cualu')WicklowCounty, in Arderin List, Quartzite Bedrock
Height:501mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O23776 13088This summit has been logged as climbed by 761 members. Recently by: PadraigKeegan, GarethToolan, GoldCircle, basilbailey, aoifesaunders, cnolan, maryt, ColinCallanan, seamaspeineas, Cobhclimber, jaay2k, finncarr, dubgael, gclerkin, conrad1179 I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
In his pioneering article on the place-names of North Wicklow and South Dublin mentioned in the tale Togail Bruidne Da Derga (JRSAI lxv, 1935), Eoin Mac Néill had some difficulty with the name Ó Cualann, for which he suggested the meaning 'sheep of Cualu' , due to some imagined resemblance. However, although this meaning is known in Old Irish, there is good reason to believe that ó here is a hill-name element, simply meaning 'lump'. It is rare, but is found in Gleann Ó (Glenoe, Co. Antrim [DUPN]) and in Mullach an Ó (East Mayo). For the English name Sugarloaf, For origin of name, see Sugarloaf Hill in the Knockmealdowns.
Great Sugar Loaf is the 562nd highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/