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Pen Oyle

Home of the giant Oyle. The place cannot be identified with certainty.

The Welsh pen, in geographical names, means the highest part or the extreme end, as of a mountain, a field, or a meadow. In Scotland there is ben, “a mountain;” Gaelic cen or cenn with the same meaning as pen and ben. Some Scottish places are Benmore (Penmawr), “great mountain;” Pencraig, “top of the rock;” Penpont, “end of the bridge,” and so on. European names gives us information about the earlier Celtic settlements, such as Pennine, Penne, Penmark, and Apennines.