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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)
 
Four Seasons In A Day .. by Aidy   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
The Lure of Bessy .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bessy Bell in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
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pquinn572 on Bessy Bell, 2008
by pquinn572  18 Aug 2008
I started on the Cashty Rd and parked at the 2 white houses. I walked up the stone path through thick forest for around 1km. I then came to a cross roads and I turned up the hill and began a steady climb through a few corners to the wind farm, this was about 1 km uphill all the way. I followed the road on up passing the wind farm and the workmens cabin on up the road to the top and over to the pillar near the telecommunications mast. On a clear day you can enjoy great views of the Sperrins and views over baronscourt and the Derg Valley, also if you are lucky, you might be able to see Errigal and Muckish away in the north. A great walk, on a clear day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/738/comment/2998/
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Clear as a Bell .. by gerrym   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
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