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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
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: jimmy-mci, wallr, Xiom5724, killyman1, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, jmcg, trostanite, JKelly, happymourneview, Fergalh, Peter Walker, dr_banuska, Garmin
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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 931st highest place in Ireland.

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As gerrym says access to Tievebulliagh from Cushe .. by slemish   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
by welder .. by Welder   (Show all for Tievebulliagh)
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gerrym on Tievebulliagh, 2007
by gerrym  4 Nov 2007
I based this walk on that in 'Ulster Walk Guide' by Richard Rogers, a fantastic little book for anyone walking in the North of Ireland. I parked in the seaside town of Cusendall and endured a period of walking on the main road, alongside the river Dall, before turning off onto a minor road (228280 B). A quick right turn brings an isolated lane which climbs steadily uphill, opening out views over the surrounding hills and out to sea. A gate is reached which warns of trespassing and not going further but having come this far i chanced my arm and whatever else may have been at risk. Now out in open hillside grazed heavily by sheep, the staple farming diet of the area.
The object of desire is ahead and it does flaunt itself in a most shapely way, looking quite out of place amongst the rounded profiles of surrounding hills. There is a clear fenceline heading up over the shoulder of the hill which is handy to follow, with some steep climbing. At the base of the hill there is clear evidence of the ancient workings (axe factory). The going is very good on short cropped grass, thank you aforementioned sheep! There is the remains of an old radio mast/ariel at the top but it does not distract from the position and views - a great perspective on the surrounding high and low land and a feeling of loftiness when at the edge of the drop steeply down.
I continued on from the summit, dropping down easily and then following a sea of heather to the S towards Trostan. Sea is a good word due to the wet nature of the ground, including areas of floating bog which had me wondering exactly what was beneath? After exploring the extensive top of Trostan i dropped down to the NE, past an area of rocky bluffs and then picking up a minor road dropping back down to Cusendall. Certainly one of the most impressive hills in Antrim, with many interesting features to keep interest. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/819/comment/2883/
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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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