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Sperrin Mountains Area   NE Cen: Glenelly North East Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Sawel, 678m
Maximum height for area: 678 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 657 metres,

Places in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion NE Top 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526.1mKnockanbane Mountain 441mMeenard Mountain 620mMeenard Mtn W Top 480mMullaghaneany 627mMullaghash 480mMullaghsallagh 485mOughtmore 569mSpelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North:   Benbradagh 465mBoviel Top 454mCarn Hill 448mCarntogher 464mMoneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South:   Bohilbreaga 478mCoolnasillagh Mountain 423mCorick Mountain 430mCrockalougha 407mMullaghmore 550mWhite Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West:   Dart Mountain 619mDart Mountain North-West Top 525mLearmount Mountain 489mLearmount Mountain South Top 492mMullaghasturrakeen 581mMullaghcarbatagh 517mMullaghclogha 635mMullaghclogher 572mMullaghdoo 568mSawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills:   Clondermot Hill 220mGortmonly Hill 218mSlievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East:   Carnanelly 562mCarnanelly West Top 503.4mMullaghbane 467mMullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills:   Cregganconroe 300mFir Mountain 362mOughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West:   Clogherny Top 408mCraignamaddy 385mCrocknamoghil 335mMullaghbolig 442mSpaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn:   Curraghchosaly Mountain 416mMullaghcarn 542mMullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills:   Bessy Bell 420mMullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane:   Balix Hill 403mKnockavoe 296mOwenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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
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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 369th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Spelhoagh (<i>Speilg Chuach</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The broad, flat summit area.
 
Access via Craigagh
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  26 Oct 2021
Parking for a couple of cars at H718 997 A A at the start of a track, which leads directly to the summit of Craigagh. From there turn west and cross the deep gully to H 714 988 B, then turn SW and make the gradual ascent across boggy ground for about 1.3km to Spelhoag's high point, which is marked by a small pile of stones. The summit a broad, flat area of peat hags. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1422/comment/18050/
 
Quiet mountain .. by Wilderness   (Show all for Spelhoagh (Speilg Chuach))
 
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