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BallinafunshogeHillSliabh Boc A name in Irish also Slieve Buck an extra name in English (prob. Ir. Sliabh Boc [PDT], 'mountain of bucks')WicklowCounty, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock
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Ballinafunshoge (from Ir. Baile na Fuinseoige, 'townland of the ash') or Ashtown is the name of a townland, and it has clearly been erroneously applied to this hill. The peak was named Slieve Buck on maps of Wicklow made in 1760 and in 1822, but this name appears to have been forgotten since. In his 'Guide to the County of Wicklow' (1827) Wright gives its height as 1480 ft., which is a little low for this peak (1582 ft.), but corresponds to the height of Sleamaine, located about 1 mile further N. In any case, at this time such heights were estimated by enthusiasts and were often not very accurate.
Ballinafunshoge is the 624th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/