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Cave HillHillBinn Uamha A name in Irish also Binn Mhadagáin an extra name in Irish Ir. Binn Uamha [DUPN], ‘peak of the cave’AntrimCounty in NI and in Ulster Province, in no lists, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock
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Whilst Cave Hill is more than 100m lower than Divis, it is probably the best known and most striking of the Belfast Hills on account of its abrupt, craggy face. It is named after five caves which are visible in the cliff-face, some of which were occupied by hunter-gatherers in the Mesolithic era, approximately 7,000 years ago. A promontory fort at the cliff edge is known as McArt’s Fort, after Cormac Mac Airt, legendary king of Ireland. However, the true summit (for which the height and grid reference are cited here) is located several hundred metres west of the fort, but this spot does not have quite the same commanding view over Belfast Lough and the city. An alternative name for the hill is Binn Mhadagáin, after Madagán, a historical king of Ulster who died in AD 856.
Cave Hill is the second highest hill in the Belfast Hills area and the 1024th highest in Ireland. Cave Hill is the second most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1083/