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Tristia Hill Troiste A name in Irish
(Ir. Troiste [logainm.ie], 'tripod') Mayo County, in Binnion List, Mixed schists, minor basic metavolcanics Bedrock

Height: 322m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23,31 Grid Reference: G07258 09509
Place visited by 7 members. Recently by: Garmin, chalky, Fergalh, sandman, maxim, shaunkelly, Kev Mac
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Longitude: -9.415924, Latitude: 54.026511 , Easting: 107258, Northing: 309509 Prominence: 207m,  Isolation: 3.4km
ITM: 507228 809518,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trst, 10 char: Tristia
Bedrock type: Mixed schists, minor basic metavolcanics, (Bunaveela Lough Formation)

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 1101th highest place in Ireland.

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A little steep one!
by shaunkelly  13 Apr 2012
Decided to do this smaller one to rest the legs after being blown over a couple of times on neighbouring Nephin. I parked at the junction of the forest road and the R316 at 078 088 A. I had intended to turn right at the T -junction of the forest track at 078 091 B and then follow the edge of the forest up to the summit. Unfortunately this T junction had a fence across the right turn with silage bales behind it. Even though it does still appear as Coillte property I wasn't sure and decided to head for St Patricks Holy Well at 073 087 C to approach from there. It turns out you could easily turn and park 4 cars at the well.

I then went over a stile at the end of the forest trail and crossed a ditch and turned uphill after about 30m. After that I walked up steeply through the larger trees. No "fir-bashing" required though! Not an easy walk because of the steepness, but not unlike the other mountains in this area. Plenty of fraughaun bushes on this hill but didn't see any on Nephin. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/929/comment/6768/
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