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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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Kippure Mountain Cipiúr A name in Irish
(Ir. Cipiúr [OSI], origin obscure) County Highpoint of Dublin, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 757m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O11582 15455 This summit has been logged as climbed by 733 members. Recently by: childminder05, Murray-Tucker, strangeweaver, 21yearsgone, johncromie, declanohagan, Damien25, Reeks2011, johnballinger, lw24, dillonkdy, inigoalana, paddyobpc, MichaelG55, MikeMills
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Longitude: -6.331884, Latitude: 53.178139 , Easting: 311582, Northing: 215455 Prominence: 262m,   Isolation: 3.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 711506 715485,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kipure, 10 char: Kippure
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

The River Liffey rises high on the slopes of Kippure. The name as shown on Discovery map is simply a transliteration of a pronunciation collected locally, but without any clear meaning. It resembles ciop, 'stump' and iúr, 'yew', but 'stump of yew' would be Ciop Iúir. Yew is unlikely to have ever grown near such a high exposed summit, but the name also refers to a townland which descends to the valley, so a connection with yew is not impossible.   Kippure is the 73rd highest summit in Ireland. Kippure is the highest point in county Dublin.

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I've approached the summit a few times by two alt .. by Homerclesse   (Show all for Kippure)
 
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padodes on Kippure, 2009
by padodes  25 Jan 2009
At the risk of appearing to comment lately on nothing else but Kippure and the twin corries at its eastern end, I would like to add a little detail to the more interesting Lower Lough this time.

In his book ‘The Neighbourhood of Dublin’ (1920), the walking enthusiast Weston St. John Joyce spoke of the lower lake as “a wild, gloomy tarn…believed by some to be the crater of an old-world volcano”. There’s an earlier reference to this hypothesis in A. G. Wright’s ‘A Guide to the County of Wicklow’ (1827), who says that “appearances favour the conjecture”. We know today that the true origin of the lake lies in the power of ice, but looking at the photo (I used a fish-eye to capture as much as possible), one can easily see how the mistake could be made.

On the far side of the lake can be seen the south-facing Lough Bray House, “embosomed in a grove of trees”, as St. John Joyce writes. He says it was “built in the Old English style of architecture, and was originally a gift by the Duke of Northumberland when Lord Lieutenant, to his medical adviser, Sir Philip Crampton”, but other accounts I have seen link the house to Lady Powerscourt, who is said to have built a summer house (or shooting lodge) here towards the end of the 19th century. At the western end of the lake, which comprises 37 Irish acres, a beach was created by bringing up cartloads of sand all the way from Brittas Bay. I was surprised to read, recently, that the lake even has its monster in residence. On the web page www.paranormaldatabase.com/ireland/leinster, there’s an account, dated 3 June 1963, of “Two friends watching the Lough [who] spotted a large, dark grey circular body rise from the lake, almost four metres in circumference. The head was slightly away from the body, and stood 90 centimetres out of the water”. Believe it if you will. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/3547/
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Start at Lower Lough Bray and follow the path cli .. by Djouce   (Show all for Kippure)
 
Padodes refers to Eagles Crag in his recent post .. by wicklore   (Show all for Kippure)
 
River Liffey Source, Kippure Summit and Upper & L .. by andymc   (Show all for Kippure)
 
Even in summer, the approach to Kippure from Seef .. by csd   (Show all for Kippure)
 
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