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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 129, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places 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 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince 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 562.1mCullentragh 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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Slievecorragh Hill An Sliabh Corrach A name in Irish
Wicklow County, in Carn List, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 418m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: N94806 04123 This place has been logged as visited by 88 members. Recently by: Garmin, ckilm, des carroll, Bunsen7, beeritsnice, melohara, ruaidhri, bryanjbarry, Niamhq, Glanman2, feargalf, KowaiBaz, Djouce, Pepe, xleith
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Longitude: -6.586077, Latitude: 53.079617 , Easting: 294806, Northing: 204123 Prominence: 151m,  Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 694732 704157,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv418, 10 char: Slvcrgh418
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Slievecorragh is the 851st highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Slievecorragh summit cairn
 
An easy way to the top.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  31 May 2012
Park off road by the side of the R756 at N9513504828 A to the E of Hollywood. Walk for 100m along the entrance drive to Slievecorragh House (public right of way) to an opening on the left which is the start of a good forest track N9509904758 B. Follow track to its end some 800m along and then continue into the forest on a good but narrower track to shortly arrive at a wide rough stoney track fringing the forest N9514004035 C. Go up right to the crest N 9484304150 D. The summit cairn lies a few metres on the left across a wire fence with the "Tom Clancy" Memorial Chair a short way further along at N9480004092 E. Return to track and and follow it down left (N and then NE) to meet the origional access track N N9493404516 F, turn left and follow it back to start. A short and easy walk of 2.4k. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/747/comment/5506/
 
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Picture: Carrying the chair to Slievecorragh
Remembering Dan Clancy
by wicklore  28 Feb 2011
Every hill has its own story, and every hill is special to someone. That anonymous forested hill you pass on the way to somewhere could well be one of the most special places in the world to someone else. We can see evidence of this as we ramble amongst the hills. Often these are in the form of an inscribed plaque or a cross, and may command fine views across the land.

On the summit of Slievecorragh is one of the more curious memorials that you will find anywhere in Ireland. It is the chair that climbers of this hill have commented on. There is a man’s silver ring slipped over one of the support bars, and the name ‘Dan Clancy’ is engraved into the top of the back of the chair. The chair and the teddy are facing west over the plains of Kildare. For the walker it is an object of curiosity, and offers a comfortable seat to take a rest and enjoy the views. It is made of bronze, and someone clearly went to a lot of trouble to bring it all the way up the hill. It would have been easy to leave the hill and move on to other things and forget about the curious chair and the lonely teddy on Slievecorragh. But it stayed in my mind and I wanted to find out more.

I discovered that Dan Clancy grew up on the side of Slievecorragh. Dan and his many siblings spent many happy childhood days there, and often went up in the evening to watch the sun set as they discussed all the things that children do. Dan eventually grew up and moved to New York. Whenever he returned to Wicklow he would climb Slievecorragh with his brothers and sisters where they spent many hours in conversation, just as they had done as children. Their special connection with this hill and each other was reaffirmed each time they enjoyed watching the sunset from its summit once again.

Dan became terminally ill with cancer in New York. One of his brothers, Andrew who is a Sculptor, spent a lot of time with him in New York in his final months. They talked about their childhood and Andrew frankly discussed with Dan how he would like to commemorate him in some way. The idea of the chair was born. It was based on an old chair that both men remembered as boys in the corner of their kitchen, and it symbolised a warm and happy childhood spent growing up on the slopes of Slievecorragh. From an old photograph Andrew had a wooden model of the chair made, and he used this to cast the bronze chair that we see on Slievecorragh today. Dan passed away on 4th February 2004 at the age of 31. A few months later Dan’s family and friends gathered on Slievecorragh to bring the chair to the summit and set it into the ground. Since then, each year on the anniversary of Dan’s death, his family gather once more to climb the hill and remember Dan Clancy.

This is the story of the little green chair on Slievecorragh. So if you ever find yourself up there, you now know the story behind the curious chair and the teddy that have sat there watching the sun set night after night for many years now. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/747/comment/6253/
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Picture: Teddy
 
Ready Teddy Go!
by Dessie1  2 Oct 2010
Climbed Slievecorragh on 1-10-10 from Hollywood side.Parked beside church (N951 053 G) and climbed over gate across the road.Headed directly for the statue of the priest which overlooks Hollywood.On reaching the statue I made my way South East on the wide tracks which lead up to an open field, then I followed the fencing on the right which runs up through a couple of fields and then opens up to reveal the large cairn on the summit in the distance which is reached after a short dip through very wet land.Sat and had a chat with Teddy on the summit about the views and who had been visiting then retraced steps back to car! Roughly an hours journey up and down.
Well worth checking this out!
Book in advance with Teddy just in case he's busy! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/747/comment/6122/
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Picture: The most famousTeddy in Ireland?
Sharing the story of the Chair
by wicklore  31 Jan 2012
Listeners to RTE’s Liveline programme may have heard me today as I discussed the chair and Teddy memorial on Slievecorragh and its history. The podcast can be listened to here: http://www.rte.ie/podcasts/2012/pc/pod-v-31011215 Hm15slivelinememorial-pid0-915192 I.mp3 Please remove the (point A) and (Point B) insert in the http link as these are generated by MountainViews thinking they are grid references!

I initially gave a general background to the story without identifying the hill or Dan Clancy out of respect to Dan’s family. However Dan’s brother Andrew, who sculpted the chair, agreed to go on air and joined me in discussing the chair, its origin and memorials in general. It is particularly poignant as the anniversary of Dan’s death falls this week, and the chair has been on the hill for 8 years now. We were joined on air by a local woman who said she walks on the hill every week with her grandchildren and never knew the story behind the chair. She, like many of us, was touched to hear the origin of the chair. Once again it shows the value of MountainViews.ie in bringing the stories, history, and local knowledge of our uplands to the wider hillwalking public.

I took the opportunity on Liveline to mention MountainViews.ie and the wealth of information available to visitors to the site, including information on our 1056 listed hills and mountains. Joe Duffy appeared somewhat taken aback at this figure and that there were people out there who are climbing hundreds of them! Slievecorragh may be an obscure and little-visited hill, but it was the centre of attention for a short period of time on national radio today. 404,000 Liveline listeners got a peek into our world of hillwalking and the stories and experiences out there waiting to be discovered. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/747/comment/6671/
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Picture: "Teddy" Guardian of the hill.
 
An enjoyable start to the day
by Harry Goodman  1 Jun 2012
On 29 May 2012, on my way to climb Keadeen Mt., I decided to go and have a look at Slievecorragh but was undecided where to start. After checking the East-West Mapping Wicklow Mts. West (1:30,000 Sheet) I noticed what appeared to be a forest track starting about 100m in from the R756 on the NE side of the hill at N 9513504828 A. On arrival I found that all the land in front of the forest appeared to be taken up by private housing with no apparent access into the the forest. On enquiring at one of the houses the owner very helpfully advised me that it was indeed possible to access the forest from the road by walking a short way along the entrance to Slievecorragh House and, even more importantly, that there was public right of way to do so. She also told me that it would be in order to park off road alongside the boundary wall for the house. About 100m along the surfaced driveway I turned in left onto a cleared area and the forest entrance barrier. I followed the good track along, as it wound its way gently uphill, to it's end about 800m along N 9516104080 J and then continued on a much narrower path into the forest. This soon led out to a wide very rough stoney track fringing the forest N 9514004035 C. I turned right and followed it up to it's crest N 9484304150 D. The summit marked, by a substantial cairn, lay only a few metres to the left across the heather, and very nearby was the "Dan Clancy" chair, so eloquently commented upon by wicklore in his earlier comments on this summit. "Teddy" as ever continues to sit on vigil. This is a fine little top to visit, with the added value and uniqueness of the chair. It can be climbed with very little effort. From the top I returned to the wide stoney track and followed it down to the left (N and then NE), keeping the forest on my right, to meet the original forest access track at N9493404516 F where I turned left and followed it back to my start point. A throughly enjoyable short walk of some 2.4k and a very nice start to my day spent in the Wicklow Mts. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/747/comment/6838/
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Exceptional Teddy Bear
by march-fixer  20 Feb 2012
Well 'Teddy Bear' is certainly not lonely. There was a constant visitation to the wonderful vantage point on this lovely Sunday afternoon. The people I met had heard the radio interview, which piqued their fascination. One person was a walker from West Wicklow who had never seen or heard of 'Teddy Bear' and Dan Clancy's chair. I can not think of a more memorable monument.

I approached the summit from Toor to the south N94649 03578 K while all the others had come up from Hollywood to the northwest. There was a lovely clear view out over the vast plain of Kildare to the west with the God-light streaming through the clouds. There was even sufficient clarity to see back east to snow covered Lugnaquilla and Tonelegee. This is a very suitable walk for any beginners with a double reward at the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/747/comment/6693/
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