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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 53 members. Recently by: BigFly, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, scottwalker, eejaymm, Ulsterpooka, MichaelE, madfrankie, davog, Fergalh, pmeldrum, chalky, David-Guenot, dregish, dino
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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 850th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bessy Bell in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
 
Bonnie Betsy
by dino  7 Feb 2014
Climbed this as part of a 12km looped walk starting at Access Gate 2 for the windfarm and coming back via the Ulster Way. Forest tracks most of the way with a short stretch on tarmac at the end. I was blessed today by perfect weather and therefore great views. I've uploaded a track of the route. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/738/comment/15836/
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