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″N5°54′35″W / 54.731825°N 5.909761°W / 54.731825; -5.909761 Coordinates: 54°43′55″N5°54′35″W / 54.731825°N 5.909761°W / 54.731825; -5.909761
Naming
TranslationHill 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 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.

Irish language Goidelic (Gaelic) language spoken in Ireland and by Irish people

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County Antrim Place in Antrim, Northern Ireland

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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]

Cairn man-made pile of stones or burial monument

A cairn is a human-made pile of stones. The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn[ˈkʰaːrˠn̪ˠ].

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.

Wind farm group of wind turbines

A wind farm or wind park is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines and cover an extended area of hundreds of square miles, but the land between the turbines may be used for agricultural or other purposes. A wind farm can also be located offshore.

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  2. "Lewis' Topographical Directory of Ireland" . Retrieved 2009-04-24.