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Slieve Bearnagh, County Down

Origin

Ir. Sliabh Bearnach [sleeoo barnagh] ‘gapped mountain’.

Background

Peak of 739m in the Mournes, 7km SW of Newcastle

par: Kilkeel bar: Mourne

The name refers to the mountain’s gapped or jagged appearance [Sliabh Béarnach c.1834].

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Slieve Bernagh1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E35
Slieve Bearna1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E35
~Sliabh Bearnach1834OSL 1909 edn map
~Sliabh Béarnach ""The Gapped or The Broken Mountai1834cOSNB Inf. E35
Sliabh Bearnach "" the gapped mountain""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 13
~Sliabh Bearnach ""gapped mountain""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 133
Barony
Mourne
Parish
Kilkeel
Parish in 1851
Kilkeel
Townland
Mourne Mountains East
Place name ID
14739
Place name type
M