Slieve True

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Slieve True (Sliabh an Triúir)
Highest point
Elevation312 m (1,024 ft) [1]
Prominence189 m (620 ft) [1]
ListingMarilyn
Coordinates54°43′55″N 5°54′35″W / 54.731825°N 5.909761°W / 54.731825; -5.909761Coordinates: 54°43′55″N 5°54′35″W / 54.731825°N 5.909761°W / 54.731825; -5.909761
Naming
English translationHill of the three
Language of nameIrish
Geography
LocationCounty Antrim, Northern Ireland
OSI/OSNI gridJ347891
Topo mapOSNI Discoverer 29

Slieve True or Slievetrue (from Irish Sliabh an Triúir, meaning 'hill of the three')[1] is a 312 m-high (1,024 ft) hill in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is near Knockagh Monument and Monkstown, about 6 km (3.7 mi) north of Belfast.

Slieve True derives its name from three standing stones (known as "The Three Brothers") about one-half mile (0.80 km) southwest of the summit.[1] These have since been integrated into a field wall. There is also a cairn in the area.[2]

In May 2013, Irish electricity company Gaelectric opened a wind farm in the Carn Hill area of Slievetrue, consisting of six wind turbines at a total cost of £20 million.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://mountainviews.ie/mv/index.php
  2. ^ "Lewis' Topographical Directory of Ireland". Retrieved 2009-04-24.