Mouldy Hill 312m hill, Inishowen Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Mouldy HillHillAn Mullach A name in Irish poss. Ir. An Mullach [PDT], 'the summit’DonegalCounty in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Pale grey grit with psammitic schist Bedrock
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The summit of Mouldy Hill is located in the townland of Roosky in the parish of Fahan Upper. The name Mouldy Hill may be a corruption of Ir. mullach, “summit”, usually anglicised as mullagh, mully or molly, cf. Mully Hill / Cnoc na Mullcha in SW Donegal. Another way of looking this is that the English name is suggestive of Old English molda ‘top of the head’, which is close to the sense of Ir. mullach. In fact, it is even possible that Ir. mullach, which lacks Brittonic cognates, suggesting it may not be originally Celtic, is actually a borrowing from English or from earlier Germanic, cf. Old Frisian meldke.
Mouldy Hill is the 1126th highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/944/