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Spelhoagh Mountain Speilg Chuach A name in Irish
also Oughtmore East Top an extra name in English
prob. Ir. Speilg Chuach [PDT], ‘rock or haunt of cuckoos’ Derry/ Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin Beg List, Psammite & semipelite Bedrock

Height: 568m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H70844 97874
Place visited by 43 members. Recently by: IndyMan, dregish, fellrunner, Iamcan, wicklore, ilenia, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, eamonoc, Lauranna, Fergalh, Aidy, Wilderness, trostanite, NICKY
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Longitude: -6.898758, Latitude: 54.823509 , Easting: 270844, Northing: 397874 Prominence: 20m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 670767 897846,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Splhgh, 10 char: Spelhoagh
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipelite, (Glenelly Formation)

This has been interpreted as Spéal Chuach, ‘scythe of cuckoos’ by John O’Donovan (OSNB) and ‘scythe of the bowl’ by Gregory Toner (PNNI 5). While spéal could theoretically denote a curved hill-slope, I know of no certain instance of this element in place-names. The first element is more likely to be speilg, a northern variant of sceilg, ‘rock, crag’. As this is a borrowing of Latin spelunca, which means ‘cave, den, lair’, it is not surprising to see it connected with the name of an animal, cf. Speilg an Fhiagh / Spellickanee / The Raven’s Rock in Co. Louth.   Spelhoagh is the 368th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Spelhoagh in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Top of Spelhoagh looking south west
 
Quiet mountain
by Wilderness  13 May 2018
I climbed this mountain coming from the West side from Oughtmore mountain. I've never tried it but I'm sure Spelhoagh can also be easily accessed from the Moneyneany Road on the East side as well : the Dunlogan Road and Ubbernagapple Bridge" C719998 A " look like good areas to approach this summit. The top is mainly green with minor peat hags. I found one small rock at the top; I don't know whether it was placed there or not. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1422/comment/19929/
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