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Belfast Hills Area
Place count in area: 10, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,
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Divis Hill Dubhais A name in Irish
(Ir. Dubhais [DUPN], 'black ridge/peak') Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 478m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J28077 75480 This place has been logged as visited by 123 members. Recently by: maryt, DeltaP, doopa, seamaspeineas, LorraineG60, Hound-of-Ulster, LorraineG, Lucy78green, stang, Pepe, simongray12190, sir_boba_fett, MichaelE, PPruz, jimmyread
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Longitude: -6.018467, Latitude: 54.611279 , Easting: 328077, Northing: 375480 Prominence: 380m,  Isolation: 6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 727998 875474,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Divis, 10 char: Divis
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

For a long time dominated by a Ministry of Defence military zone, Divis was acquired by the National Trust in 2004 with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department of the Environment NI. About 1 km W of the summit on Armstrongs Hill is the site of a cairn, which is named Carn Sheaain Bhuidhe (Yellow Johns Cairn) on the 1:25,000 OS map of Belfast City LGD. F. J. Bigger suggests that the Seán Buí in question was one of the O'Neill dynasty (Proceedings of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, ser. 2, vol. iv (1893-94, 105). There were several chiefs of the name Shane O'Neill. Although Divis and Black Mountain are nowadays perceived as names for two separate peaks, both are ultimately derived from the Ir. Dubhais [DUPN], 'black ridge/peak', Divis being an anglicisation and Black Mountain being a (loose) translation. The name Black Mountain is now applied to the lower peak which immediately overlooks West Belfast. This has given rise to another Irish form, An Sliabh Dubh, but it is important to realise that this a recent back-translation or re-Gaelicisation from the English form.   Divis is the highest hill in the Belfast Hills area and the 632nd highest in Ireland. Divis is the most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

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Well kept hill near Belfast City .. by group   (Show all for Divis)
 
Coming from Belfast I have climbed Divis on sever .. by cullens   (Show all for Divis)
 
Stunning view of the Mournes .. by kierongribbon   (Show all for Divis)
 
Triangulation Pillar .. by RossMc   (Show all for Divis)
 
Hitting the Road .. by Aidy   (Show all for Divis)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Divis in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Plaque marking Divis's place in OS history
 
The primary triangulation point for the OS survey of Ireland 1825
by Harry Goodman  27 May 2013
A little piece of history was recalled on Divis on 15 May 2013 with the placing of a ground level plaque to mark the point from which the primary triangulation point for the Ordinance Survey of Ireland was taken in 1825. At the same time the trig pillar, removed when the top of the hill was leveled out to accommodate the building of a military installation over 40 years ago has also been restored and is sited some 75metres NW of the plaque. While the pillar does not stand on the highest point of the relatively flat summit area it's present location may well mark where the highest point was before the summit was flattened out. In addition someone has built a small cairn of stones to mark what could well be the current high point on the summit area. This said the area is such that less than a metre would separate the respective heights of these points. It should also be noted that the large well built stone cairn which stood at the top of the vehicle access road to Divis and which is mentioned in a number of mv posts, is no longer there. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/14999/
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