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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 111,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, Extent1 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 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 379mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 396mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 366mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 395mSeahan 647mSeefin 621mSeefingan 723mTibradden 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 602mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrigshouk 573mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroghan Kinsella 606mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mScarr 641mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 548mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mTable Mountain 702mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 681mTonduff 642mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686m
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Luggala Mountain Log an Lá A name in Irish
(Ir. Log an Lá [logainm.ie], 'hollow of the [obscure element]') Wicklow County In Arderin List

Height: 595m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O15013 07403 This summit has been logged as climbed by 502 members. Recently by: chalky, RachelW, cmcgov, markwallace, chuckie, gringottsgoblin, tmcg, tmsr, newpark-cc, merler, paddyman, Val Jones, basilbailey, MoKirwan, Pepe
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Longitude: -6.283449, Latitude: 53.105111 Prominence: 110m,   Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 714938 707437,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lugala, 10 char: Luggala

Also known as Fancy, from Ir. Fuinnse [PNCW], 'ash-tree', and Cloghoge. Price's interpretation of this name as Log an Lágh, 'hollow of the hill', is doubtful. There is no evidence in dictionaries for the existence of a word lágh with this meaning. The second element does not appear to be lá, 'day', either.   Luggala is the 287th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Luggala in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The delight of many a tourist
 
Dramatic cliffs, dramatic views
Short Summary created by simon3, wicklore  5 Apr 2013 Luggala is one of the more well known mountains in Wicklow. This is because it has dramatic cliffs plunging to Lough Tay, visible from the R759 which connects east and west Wicklow via the sally Gap. Luggala, its cliffs and Lough Tay probably feature in more tourist photos than most other views in Ireland.

There are a number of parking spots along the R759 such as at O17041 07245 (Point A) and O16707 07959 (Point B). Head NW along the road and strike out across the bog in the region of O14077 10225 (Point C) for a gradual climb across bog.

Another approach, from the west, would be to park at O13669 08779 (Point D) and head 1.5kms SE across bog to the summit. Cars at this parking spot may be more vulnerable to break in – the other parking spots above Lough Tay usually have more tourists around and may be less vulnerable.

To complete the walk it’s possible to descend to the Cloghoge River valley (e.g O15944 06001 (Point E)). A road leads out of the valley to the ‘Pier Gates’ which are near the various parking spots above Lough Tay. There is public access to this valley, although locals will severely challenge any owners of loose dogs.

The summit area of Luggala has been quite eroded due to its popularity. It has great views of surrounding hills and mountains such as Djouce, Ballinafunshoge Hill, Knocknacloghoge and Loughs Tay & Dan. Lough Tay resembles a pint of Guinness with its white beach and dark brooding waters. It would be easy to drop off the sharp cliffs just metres from the summit. Take care.
Point A: O17041 07245 Point B: O16707 07959 Point C: O14077 10225
Point D: O13669 08779 Point E: O15944 06001

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Picture: Cliffs of Lough Tay
A long, sublime approach route
by kernowclimber  31 Aug 2010 Appreciating mountains isn’t always about standing on their summits. Sometimes it is just as uplifting to traverse their hidden glens, to follow the course of babbling brooks that meander through woods, lush meadows and bogs into loughs hemmed in by jagged cliffs; to quietly wander in their shadows savouring the chance encounter with wildlife. A truly sublime landscape experience can be had by parking at Old Bridge (O15556 02448 (Point F)) and following the paved road NW towards Lough Dan. A green sign marks the start of a trail leading to Kanturk via a wooden gate. This rocky path weaves its way above the lough through dense bracken slopes passing rowan trees dripping with scarlet berries. Past another gate the track runs steeply downhill to the valley floor. At the bottom is a copse of trees where the wind sighs heavily in the boughs spread out over the shattered shells of stone cottages, a serene but lonely place.

Beyond, the Inchavore River snakes its way past grassy meadows to deposit a perfect crescent of sand on the lough’s north shore (O14349 04439 (Point G)). A rough track leads towards this golden sandy beach shaded by oak trees; a small boat bobbing about on the shoreline made it feel like a tropical island. The warm sunlight dancing on the deep blue surface of the lake and the mesmeric lapping of tiny waves on the shore made it hard to leave this little piece of paradise in Wicklow.

We doubled back across the meadows to cross the Inchavore River via some stones at O13768 04620 (Point H) and then traversed the north shore of the lough enjoying entrancing views of the river and tree shaded beach beyond. The path weaves through bracken and some gorse between giant granite boulders flung down the slopes of Knocknacloghoge above and is boggy in places. It then swings NE up the Cloghoge Valley past a deserted whitewashed cottage partially shaded by a Tolkienesque sycamore just above the Cloghoge River. Running between rustic dry stone walls, an old cart track then traverses the edge of a sweeping expanse of meadow fringed by broad leaf trees, above which tower the slopes of Sleamaine bedecked in vibrant purple heather. Against this idyllic backdrop were herds of grazing deer.

Past the bridge crossing the Cloghoge Brook, a footpath on the left leads up the steep lower slopes of Luggala. Fine views now ravish the eye: the Cloghoge Valley, Lough Dan beyond and below, the circular deep blue Lough Tay steadily creeping into view in its heathery amphitheatre with precipitous granite cliffs. There is no cairn on Luggala, but an impressive expanse of heath undulates towards the distinctive peaks of Djouce, Kippure, Mullaghcleevaun and Tonelagee. We then bore NW descending gently over periodically boggy ground towards the R115 where we had parked a second car in a layby (O13735 08752 (Point I)). Although we only climbed one summit, this memorable 13.5 km 6 hour walk took us through mountain scenery that would utterly enrapture a poet.
Point F: O15556 02448 Point G: O14349 04439 Point H: O13768 04620
Point I: O13735 08752
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Picture: Living at the edge. Navan Hill Walkers on Luggala 3.4.05
 
by CaptainVertigo  6 Apr 2005 Worried about GLOBAL WARMING? Scary isn’t it? Violent storms. Melting ice caps. Killer sharks swimming up your toilet to nibble your re-marriage prospects. Ouch!! Such were the thoughts that occupied the fragile mind of Captain Vertigo last Saturday night during the long hours of darkness prior to the attack on Luggala. ( At this point I wish to state clearly that the Captain does not recognise the expression “Fancy Mountain”. There is something effete, jejune, self-indulgent and decadent about this casual designation. There’s something …French about it. Too close to “Fancy Woman”. “Well fanceeee that!” How apt the rubric “Luggala”. Like an Irish cop in New York: Lugs O’Law. The deformed ears of a tight head prop come to mind. How manly and vigorous !) In any event, the NAVAN HILLWALKERS eschewed a frontal advance on Luggala. That’d ‘ve been too easy! Nope! General Hudson had issued orders from his sick bed that we advance from the rear . Thus it was, ably led by the General’s batman, Sergeant-Major Michael Spillane, that we crept up the long and winding staircase to the top of the Djouce, before moving on to the summit of War Hill from where we did a “recci”. There the Captain spotted a little heap of malodorous black balls and concluded sheepishly that they were the manifestation of an unseen enema. Clearly, caution was called for. But the traverse from War Hill to the northern slopes of Luggala took place in gorgeous sunshine. Oh blessed Global Warming! The Mother of all Fine Days! May your Ozone Layer be depleted by the methane gases of a thousand baked bean eating Boy Scouts! Shine on ! Shine your ultra violet light on the bracken hairy hills of Wicklow. Rid the land of that evil stubble! Continue to give us Summer days in early April!! We grazed contently on double rations by a babbling brook . Sergeant-Major Spillane, encouraged by the sunshine, marched us, single file, in double quick time, up Luggala, till we reached the rim. There we once again stood silently and pondered the work of the Unseen Hand . The Captain, not for the first time enraptured, had to be restrained from diving into the dark waters below. “Not on my watch lad!” muttered the Sergeant Major. The tranquil moment shattered, the platoon moved on. During the descent the Captain implored a passing nurse (sadly not attired in full white Nightengale regalia) to perform an emergency hip replacement for him. She demurred. The sight of the Captain dragging his lifeless limbs up the fierce hill to the car park cheered the hearts of the Company. Great praise was heaped on Gen.Hudson for having the foresight to leave the best wine till last –a true walking challenge in the sweltering heat!
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by simon3  3 Jan 2003 Luggala (aka Luggelaw or hollow of the hill in PW Joyce) is a granite and quartzite scarp, a cliffy side of which drops into Lough Tay, while the western side slopes north eastwards towards the Military Road. Luggala's summit has suffered in recent years from considerable walker erosion. The photo, taken in 1998, shows Luggala from the east, with Lough Tay to the left.
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Picture: Lough Tay and Luggala
 
Cliffs plunge to a brooding lake
by wicklore  23 Jul 2014 I was surprised to discover that this particular wide view of Luggala (Fancy Mountain) taken from the north has not been added here before. It includes the famous “Guinness Lake” (Lough Tay) which resembles a dark pint with a creamy head to some. The photo was taken from the R759 road that links the Sally Gap and the R755 road to Roundwood and Glendalough. Several small gravel car parks are carved out along this sometimes narrow and winding road. The feeling of a sheer drop down to the lake below just over the little stone wall adds a thrill for those motorists unfamiliar with the road.

The view is looking south over Lough Tay with Luggala and its cliffs to the right with Scarr Mountain rising to its apex in the background. At other points on this road the flat top of the artificial lake on Turlough Hill (Toomaneena), Lugnaquillia, and a host of other Wicklow hills can be seen. The carparks along this road give access to the Wicklow Way which passes through this area, as well as providing an opportunity for a loop walk taking in Luggala, Knocknacloghoge, Lough Tay and various other permutations. Beware that the residents of the valley around Lough Tay do not allow dogs off the leash and can be very strict about this. Also be aware that thieves also know it is a popular area and break-ins of cars are not unknown.
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Picture: Lough Tay from Luggala
by murphysw  21 Mar 2005 Definitely a lot of walker erosion on Luggala, espeicially at the top of the cliff where a myriad of little paths have been created. This is in addition to the mucky path which leads up the mountain from the carpark at O137088 (Point J). But what views! From every angle, the views over Lough Tay and Luggala Lodge with Djouce towering behind, just take the breath away. The summit itself is fairly ordinary - no cairns or anything, but there is the butt of a signpost. Wonder what that said in its heyday.
Point J: O137 088
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