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TristiaHillTroiste A name in Irish (Ir. Troiste [logainm.ie], 'tripod')MayoCounty, in Binnion List, Mixed schists, minor basic metavolcanics Bedrock
Height:322mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23,31Grid Reference: G07258 09509 Place visited by 8 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Garmin, chalky, Fergalh, sandman, maxim, shaunkelly, Kev Mac I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
There are several hills of this name, one further west in Mayo, one in Fermanagh (anglicised Trustia) and one near Mullaghmast in Co. Kildare (Trustiu in the Metrical Dindshenchas). Why these hills have a name meaning 'tripod' is unclear, but some at least appear to have had a ritual significance. There are traditions connected with Tristia in Mayo which preserve elements of the pagan festival of Lughnasa. As well as climbing the hill, it was tradition to visit St. Patrick's Well and the Blessed Virgin's Well at its foot. These wells were reputed to offer cures for eye ailments and for jealousy [MacNeill, 106-07].
Tristia is the 1102th highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/929/