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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 127,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW For all tops   Highest summit: Lugnaquilla, 925m

Summits in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain North-West Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 561mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 596mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 550mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 681mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m
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Croaghanmoira Mountain Cruachán Mhaigh Rath A name in Irish
also The Mottie an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Cruachán Mhaigh Rath [PDT], 'little stack of Moira') Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T09922 86504 This summit has been logged as climbed by 290 members. Recently by: maike, fitzsimj, Sweeney, GoldCircle, basilbailey, rleahy, Krumel, hannukkah, Kennyj, Wilderness, crankechick, mrw, feralkittyn, jillsteer, Higherthanabird
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Longitude: -6.366549, Latitude: 52.918437 , Easting: 309922, Northing: 186504 Prominence: 209m,   Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 709848 686538,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghnm, 10 char: Crghnmr
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Maulin Formation)

Also called the Mottie. The second element in Croaghanmoira is most likely from the title of the Earl of Moira who had lands in the vicinity of Greenan. Papers of the Kemmis family record that Thomas Kemmis purchased lands in the area around Greenan in 1805 from the Right Honourable Francis Rawdon Hastings, Earl of Moira. Croaghanmoira stands above Greenan and would clearly have been part of this estate. It would thus be the Cruachán on the Earl of Moira's land, prior to the sale of the land in 1805, in contrast to Croghan Kinsella, which lies about 10 miles to the S.   Croaghanmoira is the 170th highest summit in Ireland.

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Good views reachable from the Military Road
Short Summary created by simon3,  9 May 2015
Croaghanmoira with its distinctive coolie-hat shape is visible from many sides for example from Scarr. It is easily reached from the Military Road south of Glenmalure towards Aghavannagh starting at points such as T0855 8673 A. It can be reached also via Carrickashane starting at points such as T069864 B.
Croaghanmoira can be a useful intermediary in various longer circuits.

It has views towards the Fananierin Ridge, often reckoned to be Wicklow's second best ridge (after Derrybawn). To the north is the Ballinacor estate, managed for shooting and sometimes resistant to encroachment. There is a rough track to the summit, perhaps for forestry purposes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/4928/
 
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padodes on Croaghanmoira, 2007
by padodes  26 May 2007
The photo shows pretty much a full circuit starting from the notch SW of Fananierin Mountain (access from military road at T 102 892 C, across a field and then with a short, sharp pull to the top at T 108 887 D). It follows the ridge SW to the nameless hilltop on right. (Recently an orgy of mindless quad-biking has churned up the ground close to this hill.) It then picks up the track SE to Croaghanmoira in centre, and descends NE to the hollow leading to Ballinacor Mountain (not visible in photo). To complete the circuit, it is necessary to descend northwards into the valley and climb again to the notch behind Fananierin summit. Where one decides to go about this is slightly problematical, since the preserved grounds of Ballinacor Estate make the most direct route inadvisable. (I admit myself to having walked over this land one day and I felt I was disturbing wildlife a lot less than the Dutch financier to whom a memorial has been erected there, celebrating his love for shooting the abundant pheasant on the Estate!) There is a stream in the valley which can swell quickly after heavy rain, but it can usually be crossed without difficulty. This is a relatively short walk (between 8-10 kms, depending on where you cross back to Fananierin). On a good day, the views, especially from Croaghanmoira, are superb. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/2711/
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Picture: Trig Pillar
Views, glorious views
by paulocon  21 May 2012
Nothing really much to add to what's here already. A handy walk of about 4km return using forest tracks from the West. Superb views on top (and I was particularly lucky to get the one good evening in the middle of a really bad spell of weather). Anyone know what the triangular looking mountain is in the background of the included picture? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/6811/
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simon3 on Croaghanmoira, 2007
by simon3  25 May 2007
One Feb day, near sunset, this was the view of Croaghanmoira from Scarr to the north. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/2606/
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milo on Croaghanmoira, 2003
by milo  4 Apr 2003
This summit is at the southern edge of the Ballinacor estate, a traditionally managed game estate. Parties ascending Croghanmoira should avoid disturbance to the lands north and east of it, including Ballinacor summit and the valley below. Approaches from the South or West should be OK. It was always possible to go to Fananierin Mountain via the ridge, but there is lately some notice restricting the use of the exit track onto the Military Road fron the saddle immediately north of that summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/424/
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Picture: 131 degrees panorama of Wicklow Mountains from Croaghanmoira.
e2rd on Croaghanmoira, 2010
by e2rd  9 Mar 2010
I live nearby so I visit this summit quite often. Stunning view over the whole Wicklow Mountains range. There's a number of ways to climb it but I tend to use the shortest one. Not too familiar with grid references yet, but wanted to share this picture with you. It's stitched from a number of photos. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/4489/
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