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pdtempan
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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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
Onzy 4 hours ago.
ALL WELCOME !

  
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Croaghmore Donegal
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Seen this eyesore last Saturday 16th February. No words can describe how awful this.is ..Just one question how did the idiots get this to the summit of a 286 metre Hill ?

  
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Coastal Walk west of Mannin Bay
Onzy 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 107m, Area: Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland)

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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV 4 days ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

  
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV 4 days ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

  
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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc 6 days ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

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Knockatagglemore
caiomhin a day ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 30m, Area: Knockatagglemore, W Limerick/N Kerry (Irela...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 2 days ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add to the directions provided by melohara. Just to mention two things, the parking place was littered with close to a hundred empty beer cans, it looks like there was a party there or ...

  
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
Knocknaskagh is a fairly prominent hill in North Cork. It's possible to access via a Coilte forest entrance on the South East side mentioned by jackill. After about 500 metres, there is a smaller,...

  
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week ago.
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little e...


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