Tievebulliagh Mountain is part of the Glens of Antrim mountain range in Northern Ireland. This mountain is known for its rather steep relief and steep rocks. At 554 metres high, its origins date back to the time when the mountain was once a volcano. Nowadays, the volcano is extinct and the mountain is home to many archaeological remains.
From its 554 meters of altitude, the mountain of Tievebulliagh has the peculiarity of being a high place of archaeological excavation. Indeed, it is here that many prehistoric artifacts were found, including bracelets, polished axe heads, scissors, and polishing tools. According to the researchers, this abundance of objects could be explained by the richness of the mountain. The mountain is composed primarily of basalt, flint and porcellanite, materials that were highly prized in the Neolithic period.
The men of the time only had to help themselves!
Note that the mountain also has an impressive cairn at the summit. The most courageous and good walkers will be able to admire its round structure, covered with stones and earth. Dating from the Bronze Age, it was near the building that one discovered the place where most of the axes in the region were made.
On the tourist side, the mountain offers a magnificent view of the Glens of Antrim. Beware however: the mountain is difficult to climb, and is only suitable for groups of good walkers.