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LugnaquillaMountainLog 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:925mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: T03217 91756This summit has been logged as climbed by 1441 members. Recently by: Blackrock, beeritsnice, johncromie, elin, annemariebbrenna, Hadleigh, hilde, paulmcquaid, Helenha, bigmac63, Dee68, Eirepur, Grainnew, GillSte, IainT I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/