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Agnew's HillHillAntrimCounty, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock
Height:474mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9Grid Reference: D32732 01806This place has been logged as visited by 59 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, stevebullers, Ulsterpooka, fingalscave, Gat, mazamegaza, jimmyread, susanc, trostanite, Miranda, conorc57, JKelly, chalky, Wilderness, FilHil I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Agnew's Hill is probably the peak marked as Benwellerorie on Mercator's map of SE Ulster, 1595. Rory's Glen is a townland on the SE slopes, named after Rory Ogue McQuillan [OSM, vol. x, p. 118]. Benwellerorie may represent an anglicisation of *Binn Mhaol Ruairí, 'Rory's bare peak'. The English name is derived from the Agnews (Ir. Ó Gníomh), a family of Scottish stock who came to prominence in this area in the 17th century after the decline of the McQuillan's fortunes.
Agnew's Hill is the 601st highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/533/