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Gortmonly Hill Hill Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 218m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C39639 07923
Place visited by 22 members. Recently by: dregishjake, dregish, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, m0jla, eamonoc, Fergalh, eejaymm, sandman, jimmyread, Aidy, chalky, FilHil, Garmin, AntrimRambler
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Longitude: -7.382662, Latitude: 54.917355 , Easting: 239639, Northing: 407923 Prominence: 170m,  Isolation: 5.6km
ITM: 639579 907910,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grt218, 10 char: GrtmnlyHil
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Claudy Formation)

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.

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From the minor road to Craigtown follow the subst .. by three5four0   (Show all for Gortmonly Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gortmonly Hill in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Guardian of Gortmonly Hill, Slievekirk in background
 
Climb it if you must!
by Harry Goodman  19 Aug 2010
I climbed this hill on Wed 11 Aug 2010 by the same access track as that identified by three5four0 parking at, but not blocking the entrance C4003507522 B. I followed the cement path steeply up hill and when it turned sharply to the left continued on up to the crest where cement changed to gravel. At this point I turned right, crossed the fence and walked out the short distance to the hill top marked by a high wooden pole C3965007921 C. Just beside the pole was a large flat concrete area probably once a base for a farm shelterbut now long gone.The pole in my view is as good a point to mark the top as any other part of the flat top to this hill. However a quick stomp around for anyone so inclined will ensure crossing the highest point! The top can be reached up and down in 30 minutes. Just NW of the top a little lower down is a group of large boulders which may have some ancient origin. From the top, for a little variety, I dropped down the field along the fence line to a gate before crossing over and re-joining the cement path back down to the start. Gortmonly Hill, Slievekirk and Clondermot Hill can all be climbed in a morning or afternoon with only short driving distances between. For links see my comments on each of the other hills. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1027/comment/6033/
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Electrifying Experience .. by Aidy   (Show all for Gortmonly Hill)
 
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