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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 115 members. Recently by: stang, Pepe, simongray12190, sir_boba_fett, MichaelE, PPruz, jimmyread, rowanofravara, susanc, Bernieor, madfrankie, DrMonkfish, trostanite, Garmin, jlbrooke
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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 631st highest in Ireland. Divis is the most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

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bejasus on Divis, 2010
by bejasus  5 Jan 2010
Made my first visit to Divis and Black Mountain during the recent snow, just before Christmas 2009. It is an unusual walk, because the road and the communication towers are somewhat jarring, but the views from all sides are glorious -- Lough Neagh and the Sperrins to the west, the Belfast Lough to the northeast, Belfast and Scrabo Tower to the east, and the Mournes to the southeast. There seem to be a fair number of locals who walk or jog the paths daily, and although I had a lot of solitude I also met some nice people coming and going. Wish this walk was easier to get to (difficult without a car) -- I'd be one that walked it daily! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/4329/
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