Gortmonly Hill 218m hill, Sperrin Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Gortmonly HillHillTyroneCounty in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock
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Gortmonly is a townland in Donaghedy parish. Gortmonly Hill is also known as Dullerton Mountain or Sollus, names derived from other townlands on its slopes. No Irish name is now known for it, but it is possible that the one or both of the names Dowletter mountayne and Mullaghnegerry, which occur in the Civil Survey of ca. 1655, refer to this hill. Furthermore, Bready, the village at the western foot of the hill near the banks of the Foyle is probably named from this hill since bréadach consistently means ‘high ground’ (not ‘fragments’ or ‘broken ground’). It is derived from the Celtic root brigant- meaning ‘high’ and can be compared with the Continental Celtic names Brigantio (modern Briançon in France), Brigantium (Bregenz in Austria), and with Brent, which occurs as the name of several English rivers. The sound changes involved are * brigant- (Proto-Celtic) > *brent- (early Brittonic?) > bréad- (Irish), with adjectival suffix -ach added.
Gortmonly Hill is the 1355th highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1027/