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2010-01-26 16:58:47
Translations of summit names
The Irish forms of summit names and translations into English for summits in MacGillycuddy's Reeks are mainly based on Toponomia Hiberniae, a 4-volume place-name survey of the Iveragh Peninsula by Breandan O Ciobhain (apologies for lack of fadas!). The Irish form Cnoc Broinne is not absolutely certain, because this name was only collected by O Ciobhain in the anglicised form Knockbrinnea. Cnoc Broinne was what he considered the most likely origin of the name, and this seems very sensible. However, if he was right about the derivation, there is no doubt that 'hill of the breast' is an appropriate translation. Irish broinn has a range of meanings, including 'belly', 'womb' and 'breast', as you'll see if you check Dinneen's Foclir Gaedhilge-Bearla and other dictionaries. With Stumpa an tSaimh O Ciobhain actually collected this name in Irish from three local speakers. Again the meaning 'stump of the sorrel' is uncertain because one would expect Stumpa an tSamhaidh, but it may be a dialect form, and the name certainly doesn't mean 'stump of the ox' (which would be *Stumpa an Daimh). This is likely to be a later re-interpretation rather than the original meaning. Names based on vegetation, especially vegetation which is of practical use because it's edible, as with sorrel, are common in Irish as in many other languages, so there's nothing odd about this name at all.
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David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 725m, Area: Binn Bh?n or Maol?n, Twelve Bens (Ireland)...

  
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David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 12.6km, Climb: 919m, Area: Devilsmother Far North Top, Partry/Joyce ...

  
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David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
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A fantastic day out on the Sheeffrys
David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 14.9km, Climb: 765m, Area: Tawnyard, Sheeffry Hills (Ireland) Tawnya...

  
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Na Sléibhte February walk, plan B
David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
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Binn Ghuaire
David-Guenot less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 8.2km, Climb: 419m, Area: Binn Ghuaire, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Binn G...

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Ballinagee Bridge to Hollywood (Western Half of St. Kevin's Way)
jgfitz 2 days ago.
This is the first half of St. Kevin's Way, but walked in reverse direction. This pilgrim route normally starts in Hollyw walk, Len: 14.9km, Climb: 195m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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Knocknafallia: Summit Found
CaminoPat 2 days ago.
Walked to Knocknafallia from Knockmeal on Sunday 18 February to location of stone cairn which includes a passage grave on the eastern side of Knocknafallia. The cairn is located at Irish Grid S 0...

  
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Lake District: Loughrigg Fell
Onzy 3 days ago.
Up and down to a solitary Wainwright above Ambleside. walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 278m, Area: Loughrigg Fell, Lake District - Central & ...

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Lake District: North Central Fells
Onzy 3 days ago.
Walk above Derwent Water taking in 5 Wainwright hills; Walla Crag (Not listed on MV), Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High... walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 727m, Area: Bleaberry Fell, Lake District - Central

  
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Truskmore: Access update 18 Feb 2018 from carpark at IG78210 48924
ColinCallanan 3 days ago.
I had intended to summit Tievebaun and/or Truskmore, and had also hoped to check out "Eagles rock" using the car park as a start point at IG78210 48924, so I proceeded to park my car at this offic...

  
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Lake District: Above Troutbeck
Onzy 3 days ago.
Walk taking in 3 Wainwrights from Troutbeck, Sour Howes, Sallows and Troutbeck Tongue (not on this site). The extensi... walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 721m, Area: Sour Howes, Lake District - Eastern Fell


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