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DjouceMountainDioghais A name in Irish, also Dowse, also Douce, also Dubh Ais an extra EastWest name in Irish(Ir. Dioghais [GE], 'fortified height')WicklowCounty in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock
Height:725.5mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O17900 10300 Place visited by 1391 members. Recently by: crochie2, Moirabourke, Padraigin, hoppy78, paulbohs, Ainegavgav, Kaszmirek78, Sarahjb, trampisob, Mario77, overthehill67, Macros42, miriam, BeckyClimbs, bagoff I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Djouce dominates the views of the Wicklow Mountains from Roundwood and Newtown Mountkennedy. The Old Irish word dígas is defined by the Dictionary of the Irish Language as 'high, lofty; a height'. There is a Sliab Digsa mentioned in the Metrical Dindshenchas, where the second element is interpreted as a woman's name. This shows that the meaning of dígas was already obscure by the time of the Metrical Dindshenchas (12th century) and a story was probably invented to account for the name.
Djouce is the 93rd highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/