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Bessy Bell Hill Sliabh Troim A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Troim [DUPN], 'mountain of elder') Tyrone County, in Carn List, Psammite Bedrock

Height: 420m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H39100 82100
Place visited by 54 members. Recently by: sperrinlad, BigFly, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, scottwalker, eejaymm, Ulsterpooka, MichaelE, madfrankie, davog, Fergalh, pmeldrum, chalky, David-Guenot, dregish
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Longitude: -7.394544, Latitude: 54.685449 , Easting: 239100, Northing: 382100 Prominence: 355m,  Isolation: 6.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 639040 882093,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BsyBl, 10 char: Bessy Bell
Bedrock type: Psammite, (Newtownstewart Formation)

Bessy Bell and its lower neighbour, Mary Gray, are named after the heroines of a Scottish ballad. This begins Bessie Bell and Mary Gray, they were twa bonny lasses. The obvious Scots origin of the name did not deter Samuel Lewis from making an extravagant connection between Bessy Bell and the pagan deity Baal in his Topographical Dicitionary of Ireland (1843): “On the summit of Bessy Bell, or ‘Boase-Baal’, on which in pagan times sacrifice is supposed to have been offered to Baal or Bel, is a large and curious cairn.” Sliabh Troim is the original Irish name. Also recorded as Sliab Toad [LGÉ].   Bessy Bell is the 779th highest place in Ireland. Bessy Bell is the second most westerly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.

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This is a fantastic hill with very rewarding view .. by mcna   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
Approach from east following Ulster Way .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bessy Bell in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ever changing weather on the summit
 
Four Seasons In A Day
by Aidy  27 Oct 2013
There were dire predictions of hurricane force winds on the forecasts, but it looked like we would miss the worst of it, so I decided to walk the nearby Bessy Bell. Besides, I had a new pair of cheap, waterproof over-trousers, and thought today would be a good test. I parked at Point C on the Cashty Road and set off up the gravel track to the summit in bright, warm sunshine.

On the way up I experienced all four seasons, By the time I reached the top, heavy rain was driving sideways in extremely strong winds. Using the tripod was impossible, and it was nearly impossible to even stand still for hand held photos. Views were obscured by low cloud and heavy rain, but it was easy to see they would be worth the climb on a good day. I'll just have to return for better shots.

Nice walk, and the trousers were great - reached home dry as a bone despite the stormy weather. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/738/comment/15239/
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The Lure of Bessy .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
I started on the Cashty Rd and parked at the 2 wh .. by pquinn572   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
Clear as a Bell .. by gerrym   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
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