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"Very like a Whale"
The temptation for me Simon, as of course you know, to be drawn into a debate with you, is virtually irresistible but fortunately only virtually.
Much in your post has little to dislike but far from all of it. If you imagine the mountain prefix Meel to have anything to do with ants or whales it is hardly surprising.
Next, it's entirely redundant if you think that mountainviews is not an authority. Everyone else does. That is a responsibility and it behoves you to get it right. Trying to get it right and your "guidelines" zzzz will not defend you.. It is disappointing that you think they will.
The great thing about getting something wrong is it gives you the opportunity to get it right. Trust me: I have spent my whole life doing it - and it is very rewarding.
You write that "Place naming in Ireland is never going to be an exact science." Well actually I disagree but if I did agree, we certainly could do better that hill of the ants/whales/pekingese.
... and your history lesson ref language. C'mon big lad.
Academic sources. No no no no. This is at the very heart of the problem. The only way as you suggest although, self-evidently very unwillingly, is on the ground local knowledge. If you, I or anyone can get a critter local to the Meels More and Beg not to choke on his scone when you tell him his hill is something to do with ants or whales and that academics can prove it, I shall eat my head with chips.
I could pick up on your point about phonetics, how the word Meel sounds - but honestly.
Lastly, should I get antsy about your comment ref flying by the seat of my pants? I shan't but I will smile though. My degree is in English and French; I have conversational Italian, a Spanish O level and wait for it . . a foinne in a Irish. I have inhabited the mountains of Highland Scotland and Ireland for 35 years.
Mountain words, language and seat of pants? Could be. Could be not.
Now just go and fix it would you ever and stop being such an unconscionable stick in the mud.
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Mangerton North Top: On the way to Mangerton
MountainHunter a day ago.
I started at Point A car park and followed the path. At about 520m (-9.4817 51.9882) the path swings westward, as you walk along the path, the coum for the Devil's Punchbowl comes into view. After...

  
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Slieve Bawn: No longer a drive-up
TommyMc a day ago.
A series of new road barriers means that it's no longer possible to drive further than the car park on the Strokestown side. A very pleasant walk uphill from the car park to the summit and back to...

  
Summit Comment
Knockalongy South-West Top: Choose your highest point
madfrankie a day ago.
Whichever turfy outcrop is the highest point now may not be in 10 years time.

Track
Kate's to John's - Na Sléibhte Club Walk
GSheehy 2 days ago.
When we set up the club we said it was all about the economics of supply and demand - if we supplied challenging walk... walk, Len: 24.9km, Climb: 2015m, Area: Tomies North Top, Purple Mountain (Irel

  
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Knockalongy South-West Top: Beware of the barrier
madfrankie a day ago.
We followed sandman's route to the summit which is probably the best way to explore Knockalongy and its satellites. Gentle gradients but many eroded peat hags. Worth noting that the forest barrier...

  
Track
Carrauntoohil via the 'Back Ladder' from the Bridia Valley
peter1 3 days ago.
Park at a small turning place, just opposite The Stepping Stone / Cooky Monsters accommodation and cafe.The route fol... walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 1097m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (I

Summit Comment
Binn Bhriocáin: Long views of a stepped descent.
simon3 4 days ago.
Letterbreckaun can be seen from Clare island, around 33km away. It appears between Mweelrea and the high ground towards the Sheefrys.

  
Summit Comment
Mweelrea: Coastal mountains
simon3 4 days ago.
Ben Bury and Mweelrea form an impressive sight from Clare Island.

  
Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An unremarkable summit, worth the visit for the views.
David-Guenot a week ago.
The summit is unremarkable though easy to spot as it lies along the fence.

Summit Comment
Caherbarnagh East Top: An easy stroll from Caherbarnagh.
David-Guenot a week ago.
There is a gate to cross when coming down from the cairn at the NE end of the main Caherbarnagh ridge (I found it was actually easier to cross the fence just right of the gate). There is a faint t...

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A worthwhile addition.
David-Guenot a week ago.
This summit is easily reached from the main Caherbarnagh ridge and seems easy enough to get to from Curracahill as well. If coming from Caherbarnagh, best is to cross the fence just before the col...

  
Track
Croghan Kinsella & Tops
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.6km, Climb: 411m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)...


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