Bolus 410m hill, Iveragh NW Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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BolusHillCnoc Bhólais A name in Irish Ir. Cnoc Bhólais [logainm.ie], poss. 'hill of the round lump’ [PDT]KerryCounty in Munster Province, in Carn List, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock
Height:410mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83Grid Reference: V39900 63500 Place visited by 24 members. Recently by: Fergalh, TommyV, hillwalker, conormcbandon, Eirepur, frankmc04, Wilderness, MichaelE, jimbloomer, chalky, markmjcampion, scapania, ahendroff, trekker, Conor74 I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This peak is on a headland which runs out between St. Finan's Bay and Ballinskelligs Bay. It is possible that the name originally applied to Bolus Head, which is recorded as Canboles in 1595 on Mercator's map of Ireland. Canboles probably represents Ir. Ceann Bhólais. The element bolus is probably the English word denoting a round mass, ultimately from medieval Latin. Such a learned name is plausible given that Bolus Head was a landmark for seafarers with an importance beyond its immediate locality.
Cnoc Bhólais is the 896th highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/782/