News 2012

Title: Irish hill and mountain names
Date: 02/03/2012
Irish hill and mountain names

2 March 2012

Paul Tempan and Simon Stewart of Mountain Views website have kindly allowed Mountaineering Ireland to publish an updated version of a document on the origin and meaning of Irish hill and mountain names. The document, which can be downloaded from, provides a rich source of information for hillwalkers, that will resolve many of those ‘I wonder where that comes from’ questions. The compilation is based on the hill and mountain lists on the MountainViews website and the information is also published at

Paul would welcome comments from walkers who spot errors or who have information on their local hills, particularly minor hills which are unnamed on maps. Please send any feedback to