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Belfast Hills Area   N: Belfast Hills North Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,

Places in area Belfast Hills:
E: Belfast Hills East:   Cairngaver 217mOuley Hill 186mScrabo Hill 160m
N: Belfast Hills North:   Carnmoney Hill 231.1mCave Hill 368mDivis 478mSlievetrue 312m
SE: Strangford & Portaferry:   Ballywhite Hill 101mCastlemahon Mountain 128m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Divis Hill Dubhais A name in Irish (Ir. Dubhais [DUPN], 'black ridge/peak') Antrim County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 478m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J28077 75480
Place visited by 166 members. Recently by: childminder05, trostanite, Colin Murphy, cmcv10, Tricia-Mulligan, miriam, ptully362, Florence, Paddym99, Oscar-mckinney, Sperrinwalker, garybuz, Solliden, tonibm, Jai-mckinney
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Longitude: -6.018467, Latitude: 54.611279 , Easting: 328077, Northing: 375480 Prominence: 380m,  Isolation: 6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 727998 875474,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Divis, 10 char: Divis
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

For a long time dominated by a Ministry of Defence military zone, Divis was acquired by the National Trust in 2004 with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department of the Environment NI. About 1 km W of the summit on Armstrongs Hill is the site of a cairn, which is named Carn Sheaain Bhuidhe (Yellow Johns Cairn) on the 1:25,000 OS map of Belfast City LGD. F. J. Bigger suggests that the Seán Buí in question was one of the O'Neill dynasty (Proceedings of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, ser. 2, vol. iv (1893-94, 105). There were several chiefs of the name Shane O'Neill. Although Divis and Black Mountain are nowadays perceived as names for two separate peaks, both are ultimately derived from the Ir. Dubhais [DUPN], 'black ridge/peak', Divis being an anglicisation and Black Mountain being a (loose) translation. The name Black Mountain is now applied to the lower peak which immediately overlooks West Belfast. This has given rise to another Irish form, An Sliabh Dubh, but it is important to realise that this a recent back-translation or re-Gaelicisation from the English form. It is also possible that Dubhais is itself a re-interpretation of an earlier name, especially as other colours do not appear to combine with ais in hill -names. Something akin to Welsh diffwys meaning ‘steep slope’ or ‘desolate area’ would seem apt both for Divis in the Belfast Hills and to Dooish in Glenveagh.   Divis is the highest hill in the Belfast Hills area and the 638th highest in Ireland. Divis is the most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

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Well kept hill near Belfast City .. by group   (Show all for Divis (Dubhais))
 
Coming from Belfast I have climbed Divis on sever .. by cullens   (Show all for Divis (Dubhais))
 
Stunning view of the Mournes .. by kierongribbon   (Show all for Divis (Dubhais))
 
Triangulation Pillar .. by RossMc   (Show all for Divis (Dubhais))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Divis (<i>Dubhais</i>) in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking over the city to Belfast Lough, reflecting the clouds above
 
Hitting the Road
by Aidy  6 Feb 2014
This is probably the most accessible mountain I've walked so far, with an access road for the masts, leading all the way to the summit. It would be a good peak for introducing children to mountain walking, and would probably be possible for some wheelchair users. I started from the National Trust property, which had plenty of car parking and was well used. From there, it was simply a matter of following the access road until I come close to two towering masts. I then turned left and took the road to the summit and more masts. There is a trig pillar and a cairn in the area behind the masts.

Here, there were panoramic views east over Black Mountain and Belfast, west over Lough Neagh, and southwards towards the Mournes. After drinking in the views, I took the same route down until, again reaching the large masts, I took the raised boardwalk over the bog to the summit of Black Mountain. There were even more extensive views over Belfast from here. There are variations that can be taken to the route with some circular walks to other places in the area. Even so, it is not very challenging, and some won't like the busy nature of the mountain, or the modern intrusions. Despite these reservations, the views are the saving grace, and I found the walk enjoyable, even if I didn't feel I had "earned" the pleasure. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/15827/
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The primary triangulation point for the OS survey .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Divis (Dubhais))
 
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