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Antrim Hills Area   Cen: Central Antrim Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 14, 15, 4, 5, 8, 9 
Highest place:
Trostan, 550m
Maximum height for area: 550 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 515 metres,

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Tievebulliagh Hill 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 NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 402m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D19340 26821
Place visited by 57 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, Andy1287, atlantic73, dregishjake, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, dregish, eamonoc, FatPete, jimmy-mci, wallr, Xiom5724, killyman1
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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 933rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tievebulliagh (<i>Taobh Builleach</i>) in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: The coast is clear - summit area view
 
Updated Summary:
Good, well-defined summit with excellent views
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  23 Sep 2022
One relatively simple approach is from the north. There is parking for 1/2 cars between two farm gates, at D18767 27947 starA )although be careful not to block either gate. Cross the road to another gate, cross it and walk down the grassy track for about 70m until fence on left ends, then turn left down to the Glenann River. Cross river and proceed SE up the gentle slope (short grass underfoot & firm ground) for about 700m until you come to a gate. Go through this on to a track, turn left and walk about 100m to another gate on right at roughly D19366 27161 starB. Go through this and proceed south up the grassy slope for about 300m, which from here on is a good deal steeper. The summit area is quite well defined but unmarked, and has fine views of Antrim coastline. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/819/comment/5578/
 
As gerrym says access to Tievebulliagh from Cushe .. by slemish   (Show all for Tievebulliagh (Taobh Builleach))
 
by welder .. by Welder   (Show all for Tievebulliagh (Taobh Builleach))
 
I based this walk on that in 'Ulster Walk Guide' .. by gerrym   (Show all for Tievebulliagh (Taobh Builleach))
 
Easy Access .. by sandman   (Show all for Tievebulliagh (Taobh Builleach))
 
Tievebulliagh is an exceptional hill from any ang .. by NICKY   (Show all for Tievebulliagh (Taobh Builleach))
 
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