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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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As gerrym says access to Tievebulliagh from Cushe .. by slemish   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tievebulliagh in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking south toward the final section to the summit
 
by welder
by Welder  22 Jun 2011
Took a quick walk up Tievebuillagh on a cloudy Sunday afternoon. Like gerrym I took the 'naughty' route from the minor road straight through the gate marked Private. About 1/4 mile back down the hill there is just room for a car beside an electricity sub-station.
Through the gate and a slowly rising laneway brings you under the north shoulder of the hill. I chose to go through a couple of gates and then attack directly up a steep flank. Despite this steep approach it only takes about 25 minutes thanks to the good conditions underfoot (unlike most Antrim hills). From the summit in less than perfect conditions I could make out the Mull of Kintyre, Sanda & Ailsa Craig to the east down the glen; Trostan to the south, Slievanorra to the west. Below the summit looking down the steep eastern face you can see the remains of the Neolithic mining operation, which continues to the north and back to the laneway. On this occasion I followed the fence near the cliff edge back to laneway, taking in some of the large boulders in the vicinity of the mine on the way. Very accessible hill with rewarding views for little effort. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/819/comment/6387/
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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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