Agnew's Hill 474m hill, Antrim Hills Ireland at
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Agnew's Hill Hill Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 474m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D32732 01806
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Longitude: -5.934481, Latitude: 54.846408 , Easting: 332732, Northing: 401806 Prominence: 289m,  Isolation: 8.3km
ITM: 732651 901794,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AgnwHl, 10 char: Agnews Hil
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Agnew's Hill is probably the peak marked as Benwellerorie on Mercator's map of SE Ulster, 1595. Rory's Glen is a townland on the SE slopes, named after Rory Ogue McQuillan [OSM, vol. x, p. 118]. Benwellerorie may represent an anglicisation of *Binn Mhaol Ruairí, 'Rory's bare peak'. The English name is derived from the Agnews (Ir. Ó Gníomh), a family of Scottish stock who came to prominence in this area in the 17th century after the decline of the McQuillan's fortunes.   Agnew's Hill is the 646th highest place in Ireland.

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Short climb. .. by group   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
Agnew's Hill is somewhat underrated in my opinion .. by slemish   (Show all for Agnew's Hill) Picture about mountain Agnew
Picture: Cairn on Agnew's Hill
Summit from Starbog
by volsung  14 Nov 2011
Another beautiful November Saturday afternoon. Had planned to climb Slievetrue but the Woodburn forest area is now out of bounds due to a fungal infestation affecting the larch plantations there. So headed off to Agnew’s Hill instead. Started where the Antrim Hills Way crosses the Starbog Road. There is a stile on the left as you travel up from Larne direction. The stile is dedicated to Hugh Munnis, a local walker and historian who died in 2008 and helped popularise walking in the area. It was Hugh Munnis who informed the East Antrim Ramblers where the name ‘Starbog’ originated. Apparently it was named to commemorate the passing of a large fireball or meteorite in 1902 which passed over the area and landed near Crumlin. Bits of it are preserved in the National History Museum, London.
It’s quite a steep climb following the line of the fence. It was pretty boggy so I was soaked in muck and glaar by the time I reached the summit cairn. This cairn is probably not the highest point on the hill as pointed out by previous commentators. I spotted a suspicious looking lunch box among the stones which turned out to be a ‘geocache’. It was late afternoon when I arrived at the top and the light was dimming. There were views of Islandmagee, Slemish and Capanagh Wood below me. Ravens croaked and the sound of shotguns firing could be heard (hopefully not at the ravens!)
To the west I viewed a lovely sunset and to the east the light of The Maidens winked up. Descent was more problematic than the ascent. I nearly cowped twice. The whole jaunt took about an hour. A pleasant way to spend an autumn afternoon. Trackback:
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Shapely scarply Sallagh Braes .. by simon3   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
Wot, no comments? Let's see about that! Agnew's .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
When we climbed Agnew's Hill on Sunday, condition .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
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