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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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Muskeagh Hill Hill Tinahely Hill A name in English
Wicklow County, in Binnion List, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 397m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T01174 73016 This summit has been logged as climbed by 39 members. Recently by: mountainmike, chalky, garrettd, jlk, FilHil, HillmanImp, paddyhillsbagger, Moneenman, mickhanney, wwwalker, turfymccloud, Fergalh, Onzy, millsd1, liz50
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Longitude: -6.500749, Latitude: 52.799015 , Easting: 301174, Northing: 173016 Prominence: 242m,   Isolation: 3.3km
ITM: 701101 673055,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MskgHl, 10 char: MskghHil
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Has been called Tinahely Hill.   Muskeagh Hill is the 957th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muskeagh Hill in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Muskeagh from the West
 
Small hill with good views and access from the west.
Short Summary created by simon3,  26 Feb 2012
One place to start is from the public road at S9962 7318 A, west of the summit, where a forest track starts. Some have started further up this track from around T006 734 B. Another place to start is at T0172 7464 C. This route uses a pleasant stretch of the Wicklow Way of around 1600m to reach the base of the summit. The first part of Track 1325 shows a route through the forest using various tracks and open spaces to reach the top. Using this route keeps the walking almost entirely within the forest, however it requires attention to route selection as there are various false leads.

Muskeagh rewards on a good day with extensive views of South Wicklow. Muskeagh is part of a chain of summits leading south west from the main Wicklow mountains and is paralleled by an eastern chain including Croghan Kinsella and Annagh Hill all of which is very visible from Muskeagh Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/844/comment/5603/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muskeagh Hill in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The summit of Muskeagh Hill with a snow-covred Lugnaquillia in the distance beyond.
wicklore on Muskeagh Hill, 2008
by wicklore  2 Nov 2008
Using an old track I made my way by car to T006 734. From here I followed the edge of the forest up to the summit in about 25 minutes. A couple of fences had to be negotiated so I would suggest just staying inside the forest as long as possible. It felt fairly remote once I was up away from the grassy track where I had parked. However a small wind turbine and aerial at the summit, along with 5 empty cans of orange took away that remote feeling. (The cans were best before September ’09 so probably recent enough) I enjoyed the view across to a completely snow-covered Lugnaquillia in the north. The view of the vast plain that stretches south from Keadeen, broken by the little Eagles Hill, was impressive. This is a typical hill where the fields sweep up to meet a forest at the summit. A section of heathery bog also reaches the summit. A handy diversion for those on The Wicklow Way below who might like to head up for the views. Up and down in less than an hour, and for me a nice return to this neck of the woods bringing back fond memories of walking the Wicklow Way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/844/comment/3416/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muskeagh Hill in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Muskeagh Hill from the Wicklow Way to the north
 
Just Musk
by madfrankie  23 Jan 2011
I took a northern approach to Muskeagh, turning off onto Cuckoo lane between Hacketstown and Tinahely, parking at T0172 7464 where the Wicklow Way leaves the tarmac road to continue up a boreen. This sometimes muddy track skirts Muskeagh's northern slopes, crosses a few gates, and passes a recently deceased sheep.
The Wicklow Way emerges onto a rough lane where I turned left and shortly arrived at the edge of the forestry. As Wicklore describes, it's 25 minutes to the summit, the highest point of which which is probably an earthen ditch that runs parallel to the trees.
A newer telecoms or TV thingy is at the top, compared to the apparatus in Wicklore's photo.
A nice ramble on one of Wicklow's more obscure hills. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/844/comment/6209/
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Picture: The view NW from the summit of Muskeagh.
Thwarted from the east
by csd  16 May 2010
In the interests of variety, I attempted an approach from the east, taking the narrow boreen that leads up to the reservoir in the area marked Glenphillipeen. However, it was not to be, as this route would have had me traipsing through fields full of livestock with the dog yanking my arm off on the leash in search of a chase. The other downside of this approach is there's nowhere to park without blocking the track, so I abandoned it and took the route described by wicklore. The track he mentions is fine for a normal family car or a 4x4, but I wouldn't take anything low-slung up it unless you're fond of the delicate sound of sump against rock! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/844/comment/4742/
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New trail
by mickhanney  31 Dec 2013
There is a new waymarked trail which traverses Muskeagh hill from west to east. I ventured there today as part of a loop of Tinahely. I approached from Crossbridge following the wicklow way to where the Way turns right to meet the road at Muskeagh. Don't take this right turn, but traverse left and follow a short trail up and down to meet a red arrow waymark sign which brings you up what is the first of 2 challenging climbs which has gradients of 20% in places. A couple of zig zags to smooth out the gradient would have been welcome. The path is quite closed in and shelted between trees to any views but the views reveal themselves near the top, on the southward side first, then with a little more climb, to the north and east. The summit is spoiled by the broadband mast. On the east side the landowner has assisted the local trails people in creating a nice trail between the fields all the way down to the Tinahely Shillelagh road, (R749). The exit/entry point is very close to Tinahely, just beside the Welcome to Tinahely sign. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/844/comment/15294/
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A round trip descending on the Tinahely Loop.
by garrettd  15 Aug 2014
I parked most of the way up the road on the W side of Muskeagh at T002730 D, just before the bend and followed the WW almost as far as the house on the RHS. Incidentally, there is a planning notice for a bungalow just before the house and this will impact the route alongside the forest if it gets permission. The walk to the summit from there is a straightforward push with about 150m of climb. I returned via the Tinahely Loop which is a good quality track and well marked which may well become the normal route in future if planning permission for the bungalow is given. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/844/comment/17616/
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