Broemountain 430.4m hill, Knockmealdown Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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BroemountainHillBreo A name in Irish Ir. Breo [logainm.ie], poss. ‘cut’ or ‘division’ [PDT]WaterfordCounty in Munster Province, in Carn List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock
Height:430.4mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74Grid Reference: S14448 06579 Place visited by 33 members. Recently by: Deise-Man, conormcbandon, finkey86, Wildrover, Daingean, CaminoPat, ilenia, Pepe, frankmc04, hivisibility, PeakPaul, jasonmc, Cobhclimber, chalky, Bernieor I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Broemountain is a townland split between the parishes of Lickoran and Seskinan. Ir. breo means ‘fire’, ‘flame’, ‘torch’, etc., but there is no evidence to suggest that it can denote a beacon, nor that a beacon existed on Broemountain. One possibility is that the name refers to the declivity between the summit and the peak just 1m lower located 1km to the SW. In Welsh briw means ‘cut’ or ‘wound’. This seems apt given that the two peaks are bisected by a path passing from NW to SE. The valley on the SE side is Glen Trusnaun, also seems to allude to this crossing (Ir. trasnán, ‘transverse piece’). See also Knocknabro and Inishnabro in Co. Kerry, and Brow Head in Co. Cork.
Broemountain is the 797th highest place in Ireland. Broemountain is the most easterly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/696/