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KnocknagussyHillBinn Dhubh A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Dhubh [TR], 'black peak')GalwayCounty, in Carn List, Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic Bedrock
Height:456mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38Grid Reference: L97903 53450This place has been logged as visited by 21 members. Recently by: ColinCallanan, eamonoc, paddyhillsbagger, chalky, SFlaherty, John Smyth, Aongus, taobear, Frank12345, Geansai, bryanmccabe, juliewoods, countrychef67, patmoran, mreeyore I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The English name, Knocknagussy, appears to be an anglicisation of a different Irish name from the one recorded by Tim Robinson on his map of Connemara: Binn Dhubh. Knocknagussy suggests Cnoc na Giúise, 'hill of the pine tree', or Cnoc na Giúsaí, giúsach being a collective noun. In Connemara it can refer to pine found in the bog or bog-deal (giús portaigh) [Dinneen].
Knocknagussy is the 710th highest place in Ireland. Knocknagussy is the most southerly summit in the Partry/Joyce Country area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/600/?PHPSESSID=iher283pd8gg72jl7hbiuu9t53