Tievebulliagh (from Irish: Taobh Builleach) is a 554-metre-high (1,818 ft) mountain in the Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland. It forms part of the watershed between Glenaan to the north and Glenballyemon to the south. It is situated about 4.4 km from Cushendall.
|Tievebulliagh (Taobh Builleach)|
Tievebulliagh, May 2007. Fragments of porcellanite can be seen among the dolerite in the scree.
|Elevation||554 m (1,818 ft)|
|Prominence||c. 52 m|
|Location||County Antrim, Northern Ireland|
|Parent range||Antrim Plateau, Glens of Antrim|
|Topo map||OSNI Discoverer D5|
Tievebulliagh is formed from a volcanic plug, the intense heat generated by molten basalt has given rise to the formation of a durable flint, porcellanite, which is found at the foot of the eastern scree slope of the mountain. Three small outcrops of porcellanite can be seen on the higher south-east slope.
Evidence has been discovered of a Neolithic axe quarry at the foot of Tievebulliagh. Flint axe heads fashioned from porcellanite that originate from this quarry have been found across the British Isles, from the Outer Hebrides to the south coast of England and across the rest of Ireland. The site compares with the Langdale axe industry based in the English Lake District and the quarries at Penmaenmawr in North Wales, where large numbers of stone axes were manufactured.
Flakes, rejects and part-finished axes have been found round the hill and peak. It was here that the axes were roughed out before being finished at the sea shore. They were then exported as far afield as south-west Ireland, south-east England and north-east Scotland. No finished axes have been found at the site itself.
The "Malone Hoard", consisting of 19 polished stone axes from porcellanite Tievebulliagh or similar material from Brockley on Rathlin Island, was found at Danesfort house, on the Malone Road, Belfast. Some of the axes were inserted upright in the ground. The axes may be too big and heavy for practical use, so perhaps were meant to be used for ceremonial purposes. They are currently held in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.
There is a Bronze Age cairn on the mountain top. The round cairn and Neolithic axe factory on Tievebulliagh are Scheduled Historic Monuments sited in the townland of Cloghs, in Moyle District Council area, at grid ref: area of D193 266. There are numerous neolithic and bronze age monuments in the vicinity in County Antrim, and include stone circles, long barrows and stone rows.
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In Northern Ireland the body responsible for designating ASSIs is the Northern Ireland Environment Agency – a division of the Department of Environment (DoE).
Unlike the SSSIs, ASSIs include both natural environments and man-made structures. As with SSSIs, these sites are designated if they have criteria based on fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features. On top of this, structures are also covered, such as the Whitespots mines in Conlig, according to several criterion including rarity, recorded history and intrinsic appeal.For other sites in the rest of the United Kingdom, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.
The data in the table is taken from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency's website in the form of citation sheets for each ASSI.
Ballycastle, County Antrim Coalfield ASSI
Ballygill North ASSI
Black Burn ASSI
Breen Wood ASSI
Caldanagh Bog ASSI
Carey Valley ASSI
Castle Point ASSI
Church Bay ASSI
Cleggan Valley ASSI
Cloghfin Port ASSI
Copeland Reservoir ASSI
Dunloy Bog ASSI
Fair Head and Murlough Bay ASSI
Frosses Bog ASSI
Garron Plateau ASSI
Garry Bog ASSI
Garry Bog Part II ASSI
Giant's Causeway and Dunseverick ASSI
Glenariff Glen ASSI
Glenarm Woods ASSI
Glenarm Woods Part 2
Glenballyemon River ASSI
Glen Burn ASSI
Inner Belfast Lough ASSI
Kinramer South ASSI
Larne Lough ASSI
Little Deer Park ASSI
Lough Beg ASSI
Lough Neagh ASSI
Montiaghs Moss ASSI
North Woodburn Glen ASSI
North Woodburn Reservoir ASSI
Outer Belfast Lough ASSI
Portmore Lough ASSI
Portrush West Strand ASSI
Ramore Head and The Skerries ASSI
Rathlin Island - Coast ASSI
Rathlin Island - Kebble
Sandy Braes ASSI
Scawt Hill ASSI
Sheep Island ASSI
Slieveanorra and Croaghan ASSI
South Woodburn Reservoir
Straidkilly Wood ASSI
Tardree Quarry ASSI
The Gobbins ASSI
The Maidens ASSI
Torr Head ASSI
Tow River Wood ASSI
Waterloo Bay ASSI
White Park Bay ASSI
White Rocks, Portrush ASSILongkesh
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Most of the housing developments are situated along the Skerry East, Skerry West, Windy Gap, Tullykittagh and Old Cushendun Roads.
The Orange Hall in the village was destroyed in 1996 by republicans.Porcellanite
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Places in County Antrim
Mountains and hills of Ulster