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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Dublin Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 128,   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 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 561mCullentragh 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 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 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m
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Knocknagun Mountain Cnoc na gCon A name in Irish
also Cloghnagun an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Cnoc na gCon [PDT], 'hill of the dogs') Dublin/ Wicklow County, in Arderin List, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 555m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O16367 18553 This summit has been logged as climbed by 333 members. Recently by: Gus, hannukkah, Lauranna, KevinRoche, tmsr, Damien25, lw24, Garmin, sp.osullivan, tommyclarke, Krumel, IndyMan, Peter Walker, thomasmh, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -6.259226, Latitude: 53.204939 , Easting: 316367, Northing: 218553 Prominence: 63m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 716290 718582,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc555, 10 char: Knocknagun
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

Cloch na gCon, 'stone of the dogs', is the name of the remarkable boulder near the summit [PNCW].   Knocknagun is the 406th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagun in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Rest in Peace
 
The German Graveyard
by wicklore  14 Mar 2011
Knocknagun rises on the north side of the Glencree Valley in Wicklow. and is distinguished by the large rock that sits near its summit. Travelling along the military road, the massive tor is highly visible on the otherwise featureless bog. However the hill also shelters a remarkably different piece of Irish history that is unique in all the land.

The western shoulder of Knocknagun sweeps down to meet the flank of Kippure above the hamlet of Glencree. This little settlement is home to the unique German Military Cemetery, which is situated in an old landscaped quarry. Under the exposed granite rock face sit several rows of crosses and plaques commemorating those German citizens who lost their lives in Ireland during World Wars I and II.

Although neutral, Ireland did not escape the effects of the military action during the wars. Several German military aircraft crashed here. These were due to poor weather, damage sustained over England, lack of fuel or navigational errors. Many German naval personnel were also found washed up around the country. In a sad twist of fate, the graveyard also contains the bodies of 46 German civilians who were being shipped from England to Canada for internment when their ship, the Arandora Star, was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Tory Island in Donegal in 1940. The graveyard also contains 6 soldiers from the First World War. They died while prisoners in a British prisoner of war camp located in Ireland.

Dr. Hermann Gortz is also buried at Glencree. As a spy, Gortz parachuted into County Meath in 1940. His mission was to enlist the IRA’s assistance during a potential German invasion of Britain. He was eventually arrested in possession of files on possible military targets in Ireland, as well as information on "Plan Kathleen". This was an IRA plan for the invasion of Northern Ireland with the support of the German military. Görtz was interned until the end of the war. When he was paroled in 1947 he was informed he would be deported to Soviet Germany. Terrified, he swallowed a cyanide capsule. He was buried in a Dublin cemetery, and in 1974 his remains were transferred to Glencree

In total there are 134 Germans buried in the Cemetery. This includes 81 naval and air service men, of whom the identities of only fifty three are known. The Cemetery is situated next to a rushing stream, which provides an atmospheric backdrop to the aura of this solemn and peaceful place. So if you are unfamiliar with this area and you happen to be walking along Knocknagun why not take the time to visit this quiet little corner of Irish history. A poem by Stan O Brien says it all:

“It was for me to die
.
Under an Irish sky

There finding berth

Under good Irish earth.

What I dreamed and planned

Bound me to my Fatherland.

But War sent me

To sleep in Glencree.

Passion and pain

Were my loss-my gain:

Pray, as you pass

To make Good my loss”
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