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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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Two Rock Mountain Mountain Sliab Lecga A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliab Lecga [MD], 'mountain of flagstones') Dublin County, in Arderin List, Muscovite-microcline porphyritic granite Bedrock

Height: 536m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 50 Grid Reference: O17218 22380 This summit has been logged as climbed by 539 members. Recently by: Gus, pinchy, Lauranna, mrp, Rudie69, vmchale, sabnoel, cozmo2009, brendanjrehill, Damien25, lw24, brayhead, Garmin, ahogan, cbpos1989
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Longitude: -6.24512, Latitude: 53.239168 , Easting: 317218, Northing: 222380 Prominence: 171m,   Isolation: 2.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717139 722413,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TwRckM, 10 char: TwRckMntn
Bedrock type: Muscovite-microcline porphyritic granite, (Type 4 muscovite/microcline porphyritic)

The summit is known as Fairy Castle.   Two Rock Mountain is the 453rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Two Rock Mountain in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking South
A focal point for many walks
Short Summary created by osullivanm,  14 Apr 2014
Two Rock Mountain has a pre-historic cairn known as "Fairy Castle" marking it's summit. There are panoramic views from the top which include Mullacleevaun, Tonlegee, the Sugarloaf , Cooleys and Mournes as well as interesting views of Dublin City and the East Coast.

It's a focal point for for many walks including "Sunday afternoon strolls" and longer walks which might incorporate parts of the Wicklow Way (From Marlay Park to Cloneygal in Carlow) or the newer Dublin Mountains Way( From Tallaght to Shankhill). The development work for these trails has helped to contain the significant erosion at the top.

It's an easily accessible mountain, some of the more popular routes would be from Tibraddan Car Park (O1380 2284 A) or Glencullen (O1910 2060 B), using the DMW. From Marlay Park or Kilmashogue Car Park (O1520 2440 C) using the Wicklow Way. From the East side, starting at the Blue Light Pub (O1809 2413 D) and walking via Three Rock Mountain or, starting at Kilgobbin Cemetary (O1891 2438 E), for a longer walk using the old mass path from Barnacullia to Sandyford Church .. see track 800.

Tracks 800 and 852 include this mountain Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/382/comment/5141/
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padodes on Two Rock Mountain, 2008
by padodes  12 Oct 2008
I have read that the name ‘Two Rock’ does not appear before the 19th century. In earlier maps, it seems, the place is referred to as ‘Black Mountain’, which, to my mind, is a perfect description of the mire that walkers have to trudge through on some of the approaches. The highest point on Two Rock is marked, of course, by the pre-historic cairn known as ‘Fairy Castle’ (O 1721 2238 F), on top of which a more recent pyramid or cone of rocks continues to grow at the whim of latter-day Flintstones. The original cairn underneath stands almost 3m high today, though it would be logical to think it has shrunk over the centuries through subsidence and erosion. I have seen reference to the remains of a kerb around the outer edge of the cairn, of which twenty-two stones are supposedly still in position, but today’s cloak of earth and vegetation makes it rather difficult to verify that. I am surprised to find no reference to any excavation of the cairn, especially since it has been surmised that it may contain a chamber similar to the one on Seefin. What strikes me most about this somewhat bleak though splendidly panoramic mountain is the fact that there are so many other prehistoric monuments on all sides. There is a burial cairn on Tibradden, a wedge tomb at Kilmashogue, and another at Ballyedmonduff, all within a short walk. It shows that from the late Stone Age onwards there were well-organised social communities living close to this mountain and climbing it like ourselves, though not, I suppose, with the same recreational intentions.

The photo was taken from on top of the 'cone' on Fairy Castle, looking southwards along the dark shoulder of Two Rock. On the horizon is the triangle of the Great Sugar Loaf and the distinctive saddle of the Little Sugar Loaf. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/382/comment/3376/
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Picture: Dublin and Howth Head from Fairy Castle
Enjoying the peace above the busy metropolis
by wicklore  4 Jul 2011
This is a live post from Fairy Castle (Two Rock Mountain)

sitting here at the summit cairn as the late evening sun lengthens the shadows of the trig pillar and cairn itself. The atmosphere is crystal clear, and for the first time up here I can see as far as Tonelagee, Mullaghcleevaun, the Cooleys, the Mournes and as far west as an eye can see. Magical! All the Wicklow/Dublin hills within 15 kms feel like they are just beside me. The silence is amazing, especially as the sprawl of the city lies just below. If you get the chance on these fine evenings grab it and enjoy these accessible hills.  Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/382/comment/6390/
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Picture: Dublin Bay from Fairy Castle
murphysw on Two Rock Mountain, 2005
by murphysw  24 Sep 2005
Parked the car in the Kilmashogue car park for an evening stroll to the summit. The Wicklow Way leads up a very clear and wide path until it disappears up to the right through the forest near the summit. I decided to continue straight as judging by the paths on the OS map it looked quicker. Dont bother! It just leads out to a tarmac road which takes you by the array of tv masts on your way to the summit. The summit itself gives you great views of dublin and over towards Kippure (pity I left the camera in the glovebox). Descended by the path to the Wicklow Way, and down the Way itself. Disconcertingly the path ends in a dead end at the forest. If you retrace your steps a few yards you will see a tree marked with a white X. Enter the forest here and it is only a very short distance back to the path. The picture i've added here was taken on a different stroll to the summit, on a bright, clear autumn day. The picture I've added was taken on a different climb, on a bright, clear, autumn day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/382/comment/1869/
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evelyn on Two Rock Mountain, 2005
by evelyn  1 Mar 2005
Had a stroll on Sunday 27th Feb up here to play in the snow! Have lapsed recently in reaching the top of mountains - (too busy with my horse!) - but as I'm off to the Scottish Highlands and the Swiss Alps in June thought I should get a few mountains under the boot! Boy is the path from 3 rock up to Fairy Castle eroded.... it's such a pity really as it's a nice "family" walk and good introduction for youngsters to the hills, I met 2 scramblers on the eroded path, walkers were tending to trample the heather which will make the path even wider!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/382/comment/1507/
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brenno on Two Rock Mountain, 2007
by brenno  22 Jan 2007
Was up Two Rock on Jan 20th - walked from Pine Forest to Two Rock and back again. Great visibility but very cold especially when walking back to Pine Forest into the teeth of the wind.
I know boardwalks are a necessary evil on routes like the Spink and from Luggala to Djouce, but there are also some sections between Pine Forest and Two Rock that are getting badly eroded with the track getting wider and wider as people avoid the swamp in the middle. I don't know who's actually responsible for doing stuff like this in the Dublin area and since it's well outside the boundaries of the Wicklow national park. Boardwalk for the badly eroded sessions wouldn't need to be very long - the worst sections only extend over a few hundred metres before you're back onto the usual gravelly/stony surface in the area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/382/comment/2591/
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