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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 43 members. Recently by: Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, jmcg, trostanite, JKelly, happymourneview, Fergalh, Peter Walker, dr_banuska, Garmin, muschi, sandman, Cweed101, AntrimRambler
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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 930th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tievebulliagh in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking east from Tievebulliagh summit towards Lurigethan
 
slemish on Tievebulliagh, 2009
by slemish  19 Apr 2009
As gerrym says access to Tievebulliagh from Cushendall is over private land so I decided to tackle the mountain from the other side. I parked at a sheep pen off the Orra scenic route between Cushendall and Newtowncrommelin, just beside the bridge over the Glendun river (166274 A). From here I climbed over the hill marked Aghan on the OS map before heading down into a steep valley to cross the Glenaan burn. Heavy going at times, boggy and tussocky but nothing a decent pair of wellies can't cope with. Coming down the side of Aghan, Tievebulliagh stands proudly straight ahead of you - its rocky summit in sharp contrast to the 'rounded dome' characteristic of most of the Antrim hills. The climb up Tievebulliagh itself was easier due to firmer ground with only a few sheep for company. Eventually you approach the summit area which unfortunately has a lot of disused electrical equipment, including the remains of two aerials/antennas. From the summit at 402m the views are majestic - Glenballyeamon opens up beneath you with the almost sheer 150m drop to the valley floor not for the faint-hearted. Excellent views to the nearby Cross Slieve, Lurigethan, Crockalough, Trostan and Slieveanorra, then further still to Kintyre and Ailsa Craig. It was a beautiful afternoon and very warm indeed. I spent a good 20 minutes enjoying the sunshine at the summit before descending the north side of the mountain and picking up the Glenaan road back to the car. A very peaceful long walk and probably more interesting than the higher Antrim hills. Total trip about 2 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/819/comment/3724/
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I based this walk on that in 'Ulster Walk Guide' .. by gerrym   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
Easy Access .. by sandman   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
Tievebulliagh is an exceptional hill from any ang .. by NICKY   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
May Day Walk - 01/05/2010 .. by Daithi2004   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
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