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pdtempan
2006-10-31 17:35:37
"Breifne View: looking towards Benaughlin and Upper Lough Erne from Cuilcagh
Picture: Breifne View: looking towards Benaughlin and Upper Lough Erne from Cuilcagh's summit (Contract pics)

Breifne!
Thanks for the query, csd. ‘Breifne’ is an ancient name - also still current - for this region including parts of Counties Leitrim and Cavan. It is the name of an ancient kingdom, but it is still in local use. For example, there is currently currently a tourism project called Passport Breifne and a cross-border initiative called "The Breifne Mountains Project" (whose geographical definition is slightly wider than the old kingdom). The Beara - Breifne Greenway is a long-distance route following the historic route of the O'Sullivan Beare march. Basically it covered the right area and it seemed a good opportunity to give a boost to this traditional name. As far as I know, "The Iron Mountains" and "Cuilcagh Mountains" are names only used by geographers. There are a few similar names to be found on Irish maps, such as "Mweelrea Mountains" and "Nephin Beg Range". They are not in use locally. Oddly enough, one which has caught on is "Ox Mountains", which is a mis-translation of Sliabh Gamh, "mountain of storms", interpreted as if it were Sliabh Damh. For more information on changes to names of peaks and ranges, as well as the tweaking of ranges, see my article in the Resources section.
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