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GravaleMountainDroibhéal A name in Irish (Ir. Droibhéal [PNCW], 'difficult passage')WicklowCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock
Height:718mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O10490 09420This summit has been logged as climbed by 371 members. Recently by: crankechick, pcnovice, eoghancarton, maike, groe, Rory87, Wilderness, aidand, jillsteer, Bagger_Plz, GSheehy, edgard13, sepocon, chuckie, chalky I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Eoin Mac Neill believed that the name Drobeóil, mentioned in the Metrical Dindshenchas and seemingly referring to a pass, had survived in the mountain name Gravale (JRSAI lxv, 14). On Nevill's map of 1760 the high ground W of Gravale is marked as Lavarna. Price says that this is pronounced Lavarnia and is derived from Leath-Bhearna. On the Downshire Estate map of 1806 Lavarna Gap is marked on the ridge above Lavarney Spout, between Gravale and Duff Hill. Price comments that this was a route from Lough Dan to Blessington.
Gravale is the 97th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/97/