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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 129, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places 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 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince 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 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 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 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 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 661mMullaghcleevaun 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 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lugnaquilla Mountain Log na Coille A name in Irish
(Ir. Log na Coille [IPN], 'hollow of the wood') County Highpoint of Wicklow, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Aphyric granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 925m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T03217 91756
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Longitude: -6.464618, Latitude: 52.96714 , Easting: 303217, Northing: 191756 Prominence: 905m,  Isolation: 1.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 703137 691811,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lgnql, 10 char: Lugnaquila
Bedrock type: Aphyric granodiorite, (Percys Table Granodiorite)

Presumably the name is transferred from some nearby hollow to the mountain itself. Price has a useful note to this effect, but is unable to determine the hollow in question. There are three valleys in the vicinity: Fraughan Rock Glen to the north-east, the South Prison to the south-east and the North Prison to the north-west. The first two are both forested nowadays. The summit is marked as Percy's Table, named after a local landowner of the 18th century. Cf. Dawson's Table on Galtymore. P.W. Joyce gave the original form as Log na Coilleach, 'hollow of the (grouse) cocks'. However this seems doubtful. It does not show the urú which would be expected. Nor is the name connected with the deity Lug.   Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain in the Dublin/Wicklow area and the 13th highest in Ireland. Lugnaquilla is the highest point in county Wicklow.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lugnaquilla in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The formidable gully of the South Prison
 
A mountain with lots to offer!
by Bunsen7  28 Mar 2017
Since starting my hillwalking in 2015 I have been up Lug a number of times. Mostly it has been totally misted over by the time I reach or just after reaching the summit. Once it mists over the mountain can prove more difficult to navigate than expected as it is such a broad hulk with many routes for descent. It can be disorientating. GPS is recommended if possible. Definitely have a map and compass.

The routes I've taken are ascent/descent of Camara Hill (February), ascent of Clohernagh/descent via Fraughan Rock Glen (October), Ballineddan/Slieve Mann (February), Table Track from Glen of Imaal and ascent Ow valley-South Prison/descent Carrawaystick (May).

All that and I still haven't seen Art's Lough up close and a variety of other noteworthy features. The "Tug of lug" huh?

The Ballineddan track was fast in winter conditions.

If you follow the Ow valley route from the south east there are of course a few choices when you reach the South Prison. The more challenging option our group took was to go up the large gully (which a pal of mine referred to as McAlpines Back Passage - though East-West maps use this name for a cliff on Benleagh). It would be typical of this particular pal of mine to take the more challenging option!

Others have commented on this route. This is a steep route clambering over boulders with lots of water runnning down and is only for those sure of foot and of hardy disposition (we got wet and were challenged at various points). There is a large boulder field at the base of the gully. As you progress up the gully there are a number of "obstacles" - these are surmountable but can be a challenge to retain three points of contact if you're not very tall. In particular there is a large slippery black rock that can require a jump depending on conditions. Once you start going up the gully it is not advisable to retreat downwards. It is not a descent route and would be absolutely treacherous in winter. Everything in moderation I suppose! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/18633/
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Picture: Lug
Lug in February
by Dessie1  31 May 2010
Climbed Lug from Glenmalure side in February.Took route starting at Hostel and continuing past Benleagh on the the right and Cloghernagh on left hand side through valley.Reached snow covered summit and back down in 4 1/2 hours.Views on top where limited due to low cloud but a very enjoyable days hike. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/5827/
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mscl on Lugnaquilla, 2007
by mscl  9 Feb 2007
Looking up to snow covered summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/2610/
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Picture: Summit fever.
A chill wind blowing.
by scannerman  12 Apr 2013
It was the usual story. Exciting plans to forge a new route up the great mound were thwarted by time, tide and deteriorating weather.
So we fell back on the old reliable. Fraughan Rock Glen. I was getting a bit a fed up with this.

The long march began. The upper half of the mountain was white, shimmering and bitterly cold. No sign of spring up here.
Polished, hard packed snow slip sliding all the way to that precipice. It seemed to invite you in.
A biting south east wind approaching gale force was intent on blowing the very life from us. Sometimes it was difficult maintaining a balance.

Perhaps we should get away from this place. Wiser council was suggesting a retreat.

Yet what about the top, the entire point of it all? It's black hump against the white was vaguely visible in the distance.

We kept going.

The icy summit greeted us with a lone traveler sheltering from the wind. Inexplicably, he wore no gloves, I could'nt understand how.

' That mist falls any lower and you'd never find your way off this mountain.' He said getting up. It was'nt just hyperbole. I watched him disappear westward into the clouds.

The air was becoming pretty grim and my thermal gloved hands were frozen stiff.

There was'nt much to see either, faint outlines of lower hill sides in the milky murk. It looked a long way down.

Only a week earlier it would have been possible to go rapidly, non-stop to the bottom, on skis.

But not today, you'd most likely be swallowed by the bog in the glen.

And the wicked wind was picking up. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/14969/
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coynec3 on Lugnaquilla, 2004
by coynec3  22 Mar 2004
Went up Lug from Fraughan Rock Glen a few weeks ago, this is the way to go if you want a walk which is not too difficult after a late Saturday night!!! Here is a photo that was taken on the way down... the weather was fantastic - it is makes a nice change not to be covered in cloud when you get to the top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/895/
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Picture: The scarred SW of Lug
simon3 on Lugnaquilla, 2005
by simon3  11 Apr 2005
This is a photo of recent and exceptional environmental damage on the south-west face of Lug. This particular disgrace occurred sometime between 27th March and 11th April 2005. A member of our party had been there on the 27th and said there was no significant track then. Now it can be seen for kilometres. It stretches from Slievemaan, down into the boggy valley then vertically nearly 300m onto Lug. As can be clearly seen from the twin track it was probably caused by one or more quad bikes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/1644/
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