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Tievebulliagh Hill poss. Taobh Builleach A name in Irish
(Ir. Taobh (?)Builleach [NIPNP replies], 'beating/striking
(mountain)side' or Taobh (?)Búilleach [NIPNP seminar], '(mountain)side
of the clods/heavy ground')
Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 402m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D19340 26821
Place visited by 45 members. Recently by: Xiom5724, killyman1, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, jmcg, trostanite, JKelly, happymourneview, Fergalh, Peter Walker, dr_banuska, Garmin, muschi, sandman
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Longitude: -6.132441, Latitude: 55.074353 , Easting: 319340, Northing: 426821 Prominence: 57m,  Isolation: 3.5km
ITM: 719262 926804,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tvblgh, 10 char: Tvblgh
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

The first element of this name is clearly Ir. taobh, 'side'. The second element appears to be an adjective meaning 'beating' or 'striking', although this structure is slightly unusual. This name would be very apt as Tievebulliagh is the site of a Neolithic axe factory. Axes were made from a rare stone called porcellanite which outcrops only here on Tievebulliagh and at Brockley on Rathlin Island. They were an important item of exchange and were exported all over Ireland. Many also reached Britain by trade. For origin of name, see The Archaeology of Ulster by Mallory and McNeill, pp. 44-6. However, whether knowledge of the purpose of the axe factory continued in local folklore from the Neolithic to the modern day is open to some doubt. It is possible that the second word may rather be Ir. búilleach, 'heavy, soggy ground; clods' in the genitive plural, giving an alternative interpretation: '(mountain)side of the clods/heavy ground'.   Tievebulliagh is the 849th highest place in Ireland.

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As gerrym says access to Tievebulliagh from Cushe .. by slemish   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
by welder .. by Welder   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
I based this walk on that in 'Ulster Walk Guide' .. by gerrym   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
Easy Access .. by sandman   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tievebulliagh in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Very distinctive!
 
NICKY on Tievebulliagh, 2007
by NICKY  12 Jun 2007
Tievebulliagh is an exceptional hill from any angle. The best route I would advise is to include it in my walk (see Slievanorra for the route). To do this, when you get to Trostan's summit simply look towards Tievebulliagh and follow the fence from Trostan to Tievebulliagh's western side then head straight for the top. The ground between the two is very boggy, tussocky and uncomfortable but it is worth it. When you have rested sufficiently on the summit just follow the fence back to Trostan to continue with my route. All in all an exceptional walk and a great day out! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/819/comment/2736/
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May Day Walk - 01/05/2010 .. by Daithi2004   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
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