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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 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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Ballinacor Mountain Mountain Sliabh Bhaile na Corra A name in Irish
Wicklow County In Arderin List

Height: 531m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T11709 86486 This summit has been logged as climbed by 130 members. Recently by: jlk, melohara, simoburn, jarekmajkusiak, Geansai, Fergalh, Jas62, diarmuidoc, madeleineblue, srr45, peter1, majestic0110, dmc, Fjon, nesa1206
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Longitude: -6.340014, Latitude: 52.917935 Prominence: 56m,   Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 711633 686523,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlncMn, 10 char: BlncrMntn

Ballinacor is the name of a townland, a parish and two baronies (Ballinacor South and North).   Ballinacor Mountain is the 395th highest summit in Ireland.

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by padodes  19 Jan 2009 This may not seem a very pre-possessing mountain, but once one get to know its history, it begins to grow in stature. The stronghold of the O'Byrnes of Gabhal Raghnaill, a junior branch of the clan, was on the northern slope of Ballinacor (‘Baile na Corra’: the homestead of the slope). It was especially during the time of Fiach McHugh O’Byrne, in the latter part of the 16th century, that Gaelic resistance to the English invader was at its height – and its most successful – in this mountainous area around Glenmalure. Fiach won a resounding victory over Lord Grey in Glenmalure in 1580, although it is here, too, that he was finally defeated and slain by Lord Russell in 1597. If you wish to learn more about the O’Byrnes of Ballinacor, I would suggest a very informative article by Dr Harry Long of Trinity College, which you will find reproduced on http://homepage.eircom.net/~nobyrne/Settlement_in_Feagh_OByrne_Ballinacor.htm

It seems that the word ‘baile’ in Ballinacor refers, not to a village in our modern understanding, but to a ‘rath’ kind of settlement of wooden structures surrounded by protected earthen ramparts. What remains of two of the original three enclosures can be seen today, not far from the Georgian residence known as Ballinacor House. From here the O’Byrnes could control the entrance to Glenmalure and the Avonbeg River valley down to Greenan and beyond.

As far as the summit of this flat mountain is concerned, there is a small cairn that it is easy to miss at T 1170 8648 (Point A) (see photo, with Croaghanmoira rising in the background). My own best guess before I stumbled over this, however, was a point at T 1173 8653 (Point B).
Point A: T1170 8648 Point B: T1173 8653
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballinacor Mountain in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
by padodes  20 Jan 2009 This is not the summit cairn on Ballinacor, although it has far more the appearance of that than the modest pile of stones that purports to mark the top, a short distance above it to the north. It can be found at T 1172 8636 (Point C). I have no idea what its significance may be. A boundary marker, perhaps, or the whim of idle hands?

In the ‘Leabhar Branach’, the late medieval work of bardic verse that sings the praises of the O’Byrnes, Ballinacor is called a “hunter’s haven”, and even today wildlife abounds on and around this mountain. I don’t think I have ever seen in one place such numbers of pheasant lower down or of grouse above. Here too, one warm day, I approached what I thought was an old branch sticking up out of the heather, when all of a sudden it became the antlers of a big stag that rose up from a hollow a few metres in front of me where he had been sunning himself. A look of surprise and disdain, and he was gone!
Point C: T1172 8636
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by sbarany  19 May 2005 Unfortunatelly, I have not read milo's comment before the walk and thus I visited Ballinacor (from Croaghanmoira). There were nothing (signpost, fence, warning) to indicate that walkers should keep off this top (or the area around it). There were no animals either, only walkers (one of them a local).
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by csd  5 May 2003 Those wishing to attempt Ballinacor should read milo's comments regarding access under the entry for Croaghanmoira. The photo shows Ballinacor viewed from Croaghanmoira, with the Irish Sea just visible in the distance.
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by Jaak  30 Oct 2005 Climbed this recently from the Aughavannagh to Greenane road. Initially the views along this road are of Croaghanmoira, but after you round that mountain Ballinacor comes into view on your left. I travelled to the point where the road was closest to the mountain - at a bridge beside an acute bend. A gate leads from the road to the mountainside and the summit is an easy 20-30 minute walk from there. The gate was unlocked and there were no signs suggesting there were any restrictions on climbing from this point.
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