Slieve True

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Slieve True (Sliabh an Triúir)
Highest point
Elevation 312 m (1,024 ft) [1]
Prominence 189 m (620 ft) [1]
Listing Marilyn
Coordinates 54°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
Translation Hill of the three (Irish)
Geography
Location County Antrim, Northern Ireland
OSI/OSNI grid J347891
Topo map OSNI Discoverer 29

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

Slieve True derives its name from three standing stones (known as "The Three Brothers") about half a mile 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 6 wind turbines at a total cost of £20m.

References

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