Sperrin Mountains, County Derry
Ir. Sliabh Speirín [sleeoo spereen] ‘mountain (range) of Speirín’.
On the Derry/Tyrone borders, between Dungiven and Gortin
Ir. sliabh which usually refers to a single mountain can sometimes apply to a mountain range or upland area. The element Speirín (literally ‘little spur of rock’) in this case refers to an area abounding in such features. There is a hamlet named SPERRIN OR MOUNT HAMILTON in GlenellyValley, 15km east of PLUMBRIDGE [(aig) an Speirín 1930].
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|~Sliabh Síos||1950||JRSAI lxxx 185|
|~Sliabh Speirín||1989||GÉ 273|
|~Sliabh Speirín ""mountain (range) of Speirín""||1999||Dict. Ulst. PN 135|
|Sliabh Speirín||2002||PNP talk PMcK/Omagh DC|
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