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DjouceMountainDioghais A name in Irish also Dowse an extra name in English (Ir. Dioghais [GE], 'fortified height')WicklowCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock
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Djouce dominates the views of the Wicklow Mountains from Roundwood and Newtown Mountkennedy. The Old Irish word dígas is defined by the Dictionary of the Irish Language as 'high, lofty; a height'. There is a Sliab Digsa mentioned in the Metrical Dindshenchas, where the second element is interpreted as a woman's name. This shows that the meaning of dígas was already obscure by the time of the Metrical Dindshenchas (12th century) and a story was probably invented to account for the name.
Djouce is the 91st highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/