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Belfast Hills Area
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,   Summits in area: 10,   Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 For all tops   Highest summit: Divis, 478m
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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 116 members. Recently by: Lucy78green, stang, Pepe, simongray12190, sir_boba_fett, MichaelE, PPruz, jimmyread, rowanofravara, susanc, Bernieor, madfrankie, DrMonkfish, trostanite, Garmin
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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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Bleck Cra on Divis, 2007
by Bleck Cra  20 May 2007
You know you’re approaching Newry when you get speed bumps on the tow path. Hello alex92 and ref your kind enquiry: the Cra has been indisposed of late, on account of an arrangement with the PSNI. Cycling on towpaths has been the way of it, but as Cra is entirely imagined, so are his clipped wings. Divis is named after the people who used to sleep on top of it. If you sleep on top of a mountain in trouble-striven Belfast, you are a divvy. So thanks to the crowd in combats. Good bye. Enjoy Iraq. Take a man, give him Irish grandparents, then send him to some anglophile hole like Edinburgh and what do you get? An expert on all things Irish and of course …… Republicanism. In the misguided cornmonger, Kevin Toulis’s genuinely bad book “Rebel Hearts”, by default, but accurately, he describes Divis as (and I paraphrase the fool idealist) grey and miserable. And it is. The meteorology of this hill and the other Belfast hills, in the queue, goes this way. Often when the sun would split the stones in the Belfast streets, the hills would kill any ingenu venturing into them. Does an Atlantic front pelt the bejasus out of Donegal, then what’s left of it empty out on the Belfast Hills, and knackered, flurry into the Irish Sea before it can subject Belfast to the last miserable drip? And so, Divis - accessible by driving virtually to its summit, which may be advisable given the milieu. It is not a challenge although it would be, from the Lagan up. Trot up a tarmac-ed track and see where divvy used to sleep. But better still, revel in fabulous bog flora and a bird’s eye view of the wonderful city - yep all of it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/2707/
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This is the hill listed in MV which is nearest to .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Divis)
 
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