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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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Ballinafunshoge Hill Sliabh Boc A name in Irish
also Slieve Buck an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Sliabh Boc [PDT], 'mountain of bucks') Wicklow County, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 480m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O16551 04203 This summit has been logged as climbed by 110 members. Recently by: hannukkah, brayhead, tommyclarke, brenno, geohappy, eoindunlea, ckilm, Murfireland, grizzly_scounter, EefaBee, mountainmike, TipsyDempy, simoburn, liz50, BogRunner
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.261486, Latitude: 53.076521 , Easting: 316551, Northing: 204203 Prominence: 92m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 716486 704291,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blnfns, 10 char: Blnfnshg
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Ballinafunshoge (from Ir. Baile na Fuinseoige, 'townland of the ash') or Ashtown is the name of a townland, and it has clearly been erroneously applied to this hill. The peak was named Slieve Buck on maps of Wicklow made in 1760 and in 1822, but this name appears to have been forgotten since. In his 'Guide to the County of Wicklow' (1827) Wright gives its height as 1480 ft., which is a little low for this peak (1582 ft.), but corresponds to the height of Sleamaine, located about 1 mile further N. In any case, at this time such heights were estimated by enthusiasts and were often not very accurate.   Ballinafunshoge is the 624th highest summit in Ireland.

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Easy approach using the Wicklow Way
Short Summary created by wicklore,  19 Sep 2010
One way to approach Ballinafunshoge is from the R759 which runs east from the Sally Gap to the Kilmacanoge - Roundwood road. The R759 passes above Lough Tay (the famous ‘Guinness Lake’ and is well worth a visit in its own right. The Wicklow Way cuts cross the R759 and enters a forest track at O173 063 A. Follow the Wicklow Way along the forest track for about 2 kms, walking very close to the summit of Sleamaine along the way. At approx O 168 039 B out for a forest ride running west through the trees. Follow this track for about 400 metres to the summit. Views are restricted here due to the trees, but there are nice views from the Wicklow Way track of the Roundwood Lakes. If coming from the R759 take the time to stop at the viewpoint at O169 071 C for the amazing views over the Wicklow hills. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/5275/
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Picture: The top is somewhere around here!
Be warned, there is certainly no fun in this climb!
by Harry Goodman  1 Jun 2012
On 29 May 2012 I parked to the side of the forest road, also signed for the Wicklow Way, at O 1732706289 D just S of the Pier Gates. Before climbing Ballinafunshoge I climbed Sleamaine en route. On coming back down from Sleamaine at O 1740205653 E some 700m from the start point for the walk I turned right (S) and continued on the Wicklow Way for a further 2k in search of a forest ride to the right that would give me "easy" access to the top. This was at O 1688303919 F where a clear but deeply rutted track should have led up NW for some 450m to the top, or so it seemed from the map (East-West Mapping Wicklow Mt West 1:30,000 ). This showed the high point on or just off the ride to the left side. As I made my way up the track was wide and clear of any obstacles to progress. Only a few minutes to the top and the end of a most enjoyable day in the Wicklow Mts. Then things began to go pear shaped. When I came to the first fallen or felled tree across the path I thought it would be a simple matter of walking around it to get back on course. Not so, obstruction followed obstruction requiring me to abandon the track and try and walk or crawl along side it through the trees. Going to say the least was difficult. Evenually I got back to the track at it's high point just before it started to descend. what appeared to be a clear way down. But was this the topG The GPS reading based on the mv Grid Ref indicated that I was still some 30/40 metres from the top and that it lay somewhere in the mire of tangled forestry. Against my better judgement I went in search of the "true" top and, after a difficult ten minutes or so foraging in and out the dense thicket of fallen/felled trees and shrubs, my reading had me within one or two metres of the mv Grid. Ref O 1655104203 G! Job done, head for home!! Walking back along the Wicklow Way, reflecting on this particular experience I had to ask the question, was this climb of Ballinafunshoge what hillwalking is really all about ? Very definitely for me the answer must be a resounding NO!! While hillwalking for me is about challenge it is also about enjoyment, this latter aspect was clearly lacking in my walk up Ballinafunshoge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/6840/
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Picture: Ballinafunshoge from Sleamaine
eflanaga on Ballinafunshoge, 2009
by eflanaga  4 Jun 2009
Approached from Sleamaine crossing over top of Cloghoge Valley Track IO16603 04672 H but continuing on up grassy track keeping forest & fence to the left. The southern end of the East-West ride which crosses the summit exits the forest along this fence at IO16382 04320 I. There is a hole in the fence a few metres before the ride which is possible to crawl through. 5 minutes and the odd duck and crouch to avoid low branches and fallen trees will take you to the summit. A quick retrace of your steps will bring you back to the fence and out onto the open hillside. My next target was to be Cnoc Na Cloghoge on the other side of the valley but while descending the Cloghoge track which I had returned to, I noticed a track of sorts to my left running east in the direction of Kanturk. I decided to see where it might lead. While a diversion it may be off interest to some. There appears to be the ruins of a number of old stone houses/buildings (settlement?) at IO15838 04492 J. In the wonderful sunshine and with trees interspersed between them these ruins had a rustic beauty. Just beyond this the track runs into a green leafy glade before a switchback at IO15516 04360 K and a short drop before joining the main Cloghoge Track just above a gate which is a private entrance to one of Lough Dan's sandy beaches. Before, taking the aforementioned switchback I carried on for about a hundred metres eastwards passing through a green gate while maintaining height to reach a vantage point above Lough Dan which affords great views of the lough, the beach, Kanturk and Scar. On joining the main Cloghoge track I was sorely tempted to ignore the Private signs on the gate so as to gain access to Cnoc Na Cloghoge within a few minutes. However, I resisted the temptation and made my way back to the Pier Gates, where I replenished my water supply before starting out again to scale Cnoc Na Cloghoge & Luggala. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/3809/
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Picture: The view west from the summit of Ballinafunshogue.
csd on Ballinafunshoge, 2007
by csd  15 Jul 2007
The summit of Ballinafunshogue is in the middle of a forest. Conveniently, a ride running East-West makes access from the Wicklow Way fairly straightforward. Just don't expect great views from the top! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/2772/
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Picture: Ballinafunshoge in the distance with Lough Tay below
wicklore on Ballinafunshoge, 2008
by wicklore  3 Sep 2008
I had passed close to this summit twice previously while on the Wicklow Way but had never bothered going up. Taking advantage of my close proximity to the Dublin/Wicklow hills I went up after work.
csd gives clear directions for those who want a quick summit. I chose to blunder about the forest instead, which wasn't helped by the fact that I forgot my boots. With all this rain I was half swimming through the trees. What I liked about this hill is that I had a sense of peace and isolation. The summit is buried in the forest, and I doubt many make the trip to find it. Or maybe my sense of solitude was because I was the only hillwalker out at that hour in terrible weather!
My photo shows Ballinafunshoge in the background with Lough Tay below and the cliffs of Luggala to the right Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/3279/
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Scotch Village
by darrenf  22 Jan 2011
It was an overcast Sunday afternoon and I was looking for a short stroll which I had not completed previously. I recently remembered reading an article in Walking World Ireland describing a short loop around Ballinafunshoge and Sleamaine, so out came the Sept/Oct 2010 edition of the magazine and off I set to follow the route described by Denis Gill.

Plenty of parking is available at O174063 L and more parking is available at grey gates and other new parking areas along the R759 which overlook Lough Tay. The route decribed in WWI takes you within striking distance of both Sleamaine and Ballinafunshoge, while all the time offering up lovely views across the Vartry Reservoirs, Lough Dan and Lough Tay. There is also plenty of history on offer with the route passing by the ruins of a number of old settlement villages. The attached photo shows the ruins of Scotch Village, as named on the EastWest map (not named or shown on OS sheet 56).

A grand stroll for a lazy Sunday afternoon or long summer evening. Two and a half hours should complete the loop of 9km. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/6204/
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