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Soarns HillHillSliabh Bán A name in Irish also Slievebane an extra name in English (Ir. Sliabh Bán [OSI], 'white or fallow mountain')AntrimCounty, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock
Height:403mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9Grid Reference: D21085 14081This place has been logged as visited by 24 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Ulsterpooka, trostanite, Wilderness, whoRya, Peter Walker, Garmin, sandman, AntrimRambler, hillhound, mark-rdc, cerosti, NICKY, trudger I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The Irish name, Sliabh Bán, is fairly transparent. However, the origin of the English name, Soarns Hill, is obscure. It may be derived from Ir. sorn, 'kiln', but the hill seems rather too high and remote for this. There were limekilns near the coast at Carnlough.
Soarns Hill is the 925th highest place in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/810/?PHPSESSID=0omqmbojikres9bvh8dfr07uv3