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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow 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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Great Sugar Loaf Mountain Ó Cualann A name in Irish
(Ir. Ó Cualann [OSI], 'lump of Cualu') Wicklow County, in Arderin List, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 501m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O23776 13088 This summit has been logged as climbed by 791 members. Recently by: ewen, Helenha, Gus, IainT, KevinRoche, Bunsen7, Rudie69, feargalf, lw24, HikerGer, clacon, trekker, hivisibility, tommyclarke, Redkingryan
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Longitude: -6.150518, Latitude: 53.15419 , Easting: 323776, Northing: 213088 Prominence: 216m,   Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 723697 713118,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrtSgr, 10 char: GrtSgrLf
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

In his pioneering article on the place-names of North Wicklow and South Dublin mentioned in the tale Togail Bruidne Da Derga (JRSAI lxv, 1935), Eoin Mac Néill had some difficulty with the name Ó Cualann, for which he suggested the meaning 'sheep of Cualu' , due to some imagined resemblance. However, although this meaning is known in Old Irish, there is good reason to believe that ó here is a hill-name element, simply meaning 'lump'. It is rare, but is found in Gleann Ó (Glenoe, Co. Antrim [DUPN]) and in Mullach an Ó (East Mayo). For the English name Sugarloaf, For origin of name, see Sugarloaf Hill in the Knockmealdowns.   Great Sugar Loaf is the 566th highest summit in Ireland.

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Tends to get very busy at weekends, and watch out .. by csd   (Show all for Great Sugar Loaf)
 
North East Face .. by vycanismajoris   (Show all for Great Sugar Loaf)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Great Sugar Loaf in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Windy summit
 
Alaskan on Great Sugar Loaf, 2008
by Alaskan  17 Mar 2008
That had been quick. It was just after 10:30 on Sunday morning and we were back in the nice, cozy kitchen. Two hours earlier, Sheena, Silvestry and I had stood on a narrow country lane looking at the wind-swept summit of the Great Sugar Loaf. We set our feet on the grassy trail and marched off into the windier-than-expected wilds of Ireland. Being a wise Alaskan mountaineer, I made sure I was prepared for the wintery Irish morning by not wearing overly warm clothes - I just stuck my hands in my pockets and tried to keep up with Silvestry.
The rocky section of the trail began just at the point where the wind began to exhibit more enthusiasm and vigor. As we hiked up onto a small bench, we began to enjoy the full attention of the boisterous breeze, by that point demonstrating a kinship with its big brother, the Hurricane. Even the trail was unable to challenge the wind and was blown to the right, directly to the summit.
Silvestry’s six-foot-long legs had me scrambling to keep up on that near-vertical pitch to the peak. Luckily, by just spreading my arms, the wind almost blew me up the precipice after him, albeit in a rather chilling manner. Sheena, intelligently, was not letting Silvestry’s long stride affect her steady ascent and she allowed us to vanish into the cold Irish sky.
After 150 very steep, rocky vertical feet, the wind tossed Silvestry and I onto the top of Great Sugar Loaf peak, 501 meters above the breakers on the beach. But it seem quite intent on tossing us off the summit as well. We scurried around to the leeward side of the summit rocks and hid, coming out only to check on Sheena’s steady progress.
When the wind blew Sheena onto the summit, we leaned into the gale, holding on to each other for stability, and snapped those heroic summit photos we needed to impress all and sundry with our epic endurance (or was it stupidity?).
A short while later, I drove back toward Dublin, passing the Great Sugar Loaf. And I swore that I could see the occasional human-shaped form whisked away into space from its pointy summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/3000/
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As I didn't have much time I took the la .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Great Sugar Loaf)
 
View of the Sugar Loaf from the track from Crone .. by djouce   (Show all for Great Sugar Loaf)
 
As a child the Great Sugar Loaf was enormous to m .. by Emily   (Show all for Great Sugar Loaf)
 
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