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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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Keadeen Mountain Mountain Céidín A name in Irish
(Ir. Céidín [OSI], 'flat-topped hill') Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 653m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: S95394 89764
Place visited by 301 members. Recently by: Pepe, ewen, feargalf, conorjob, PaulNolan, Liamob, Garmin, DeltaP, des carroll, Lauranna, Kiwitrekker, Bunsen7, Sherpaterbear, CaptainVertigo, muddyboots
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Longitude: -6.581498, Latitude: 52.950512 , Easting: 295394, Northing: 189764 Prominence: 334m,  Isolation: 1.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 695323 689800,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KdnMnt, 10 char: KdnMntn
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

Keadeen Mountain is not obviously flat-topped either when seen from the N (Church Mtn) or from the contours on the map. Céide can also mean a path, way or a place of assembly, fair site, etc. One of these other meanings may be relevant in this case. As it is a townland name, it may not refer to the mountain originally.   Keadeen Mountain is the 184th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keadeen Mountain in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking across to Keadeen Mt. from Ballineddan Mt.
 
A worthwhile climb.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  23 Jul 2012
Park at the Dwyer/Mc Allister cottage car park S9663491281 A and walk NW along the road for some 350m to a track on the left. Follow this along to S9567491347 B where a narrower forestry track leads off left (S) steeply uphill. Some way along this track, at a fork, keep right and follow the track straight ahead and alongside the line of an old moss covered stone ditch (on the right). This leads up to open ground. Turn left and follow the forest edge up to pick up the start of an old raised stone ditch going S steeply uphill. Follow up to it's end S9562590300 C. Turn right and go some 500m along more gentle, heather covered ground, to gain the substantial summit cairn and then the high point, marked by a trig pillar some 100m further along. Return by way of ascent, a walk which can be comfortably completed in under 2.5 hours. For a longer circular route go SE along the road from the car park for 2.5k to S985895 D. Follow the southern edge of the forest up W over Slievereagh (531m) and then SW for some 300m before swinging W and then NW up the shoulder of Keadeen Mt. From the top descend by the first route described in this summary to complete the circular walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/4946/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keadeen Mountain in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: approaching the top
New Comment: Alternative route
by ewen  1 Oct 2017
Many people are finding the usual route from the Dwyer/McAllister cottage a bit offputting with the signage etc.
An alternative route is to start at the forest road entrance at the Ballinabarney gap S9846089524 E Room for 3 cars.
Follow the forestry road, always taking the left hand fork until you reach the end of the road at S9701590064 F. You will see a track that leads to a gate and a fence. The fence is damaged so best not to cause any further damage' Go through the gate and turn left up the track keeping the fence on your left until the corner where the fence turns left S9679189791 G. There is a well worn track heading up hill that leads directly to the top of keadeen.
There is evidence of previous break ins at the forest gate, broken glass etc so it wont be as secure as the car park at the cottage. Still, there don't seem to be any access issues. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/19734/
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Western Views
by csd  14 Jul 2012
Because of Keadeen's somewhat isolated position at the western edge of the Wicklow mountains there are some great views from the top. Here's Balineddan, Slievemaan and Lugnaquilla (in cloud as usual) viewed from Keadeen. We came up the western side from Ballinabarry Gap (S985 895 D) handrailing the forest at first and then following the heavily eroded track the rest of the way to the summit. Sadly the track has been badly cut up by scramblers/quad bikes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/717/
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GWPR on Keadeen Mountain, 2003
by GWPR  7 Apr 2003
Keadeen Butterfly. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/431/
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Track entrance - No Trespassing
by Voodoonoel  15 May 2016
The track to the left through the gates now has No Trespassing and farm activity signs on it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/18522/
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Don't bring your Granny up Keadeen ...
by Pepe  4 Sep 2017
... Not at the moment anyway. Why not? I’ll get to that. But first the getting up. The cluster of keep-out signs mentioned by Voodoonoel at the track entrance are off-putting, including one which declares something like ‘No Unauthorised Entry’. If you ignore the signs there is a gauntlet of three locked or tethered gates to be clambered over before the track curves into the trees.
The steep uphill path on the LHS has become narrow and overgrown. Plenty of stooping and dodging called for, not easy with wet foliage slapping into you and slippery damp underfoot conditions. A tree is down halfway up the path. It appears to be, well, reinforced a bit to make it even more of a barrier. At this stage I was thinking somebody was trying to block access. However it’s possible to skirt around this tree on the left as you ascend. The path is a severe enough climb. To cap it all, when you reach open ground up high the stile is broken but it’s easy enough to get over the barbed wire fence. If access is not an issue then whatever authority looks after this place needs to work on the path and clear the overhanging branches blocking the stile – oh and fix that stile, too.
One big surprise lies in store up top. Just before the trig and cairn area, I thought for a moment I was looking at the outline of a passage grave, maybe ten or twelve metres in length. Closer scrutiny revealed it to be, in fact, a gigantic phallic symbol. I kid you not. Whoever put it there went to the bother of removing flat stones from the cairn to create a huge cartoonish penis. I am not making this up. I considered taking a photo of it from the cairn but the elevation isn’t high enough to reveal the true nature of this crude creation. Maybe it’s an art installation – more likely it’s what kids get up to when they’re bored during the long holidays. So don’t bring your granny up Keadeen – she’ll write you out of her will. As for treating grand-auntie Sister Josephine to a mountain walk on her day out from the convent, naw, forget it, bring her somewhere else. Afternoon tea in some sedate location, perhaps. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/19715/
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