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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:
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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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Baltinglass Hill Hill Cnoc Bhealach Conglais A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc Bhealach Conglais [PDT], 'hill of Bealach Conglais') Wicklow County, in Binnion List, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 382m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 61 Grid Reference: S88505 89280 This summit has been logged as climbed by 59 members. Recently by: feargalf, Pepe, FilHil, IncaHoots, chalky, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, la1ena, Trailtrekker, eannanilamhna, millsd1, Caithniadh, Fergalh, turfymccloud, knuckshee
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Longitude: -6.684077, Latitude: 52.947333 , Easting: 288505, Northing: 189280 Prominence: 227m,   Isolation: 3.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 688436 689315,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BltnHl, 10 char: BltnglsHil
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

There is a hillfort on summit named Rathcoran and a second one to NW. The entry in PNCW for Rathcoran refers to an article on The Excavation of a Burial Cairn on Baltinglass Hill in PRIA xlvi (1941), p. 221. This makes it clear that Baltinglass Hill is the English name of this height. Has been called Coolanarrig.   Baltinglass Hill is the 990th highest summit in Ireland.

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Climb back in time
by kernowclimber  10 Jun 2014
Baltinglass is set deep in the heart of Wicklow’s historic glens, and the sight of the imposing ruins of the Cistercian Abbey built above the bank of the River Slaney are testimony in stone to the fact that people settled here at an early period to farm the surrounding fertile land. But those who scale Baltinglass Hill looming above the village will be rewarded with much more than exceptional views. For close to the summit is evidence for the settlement of far earlier farmers in the area.

Parking is plentiful near the churchyard with its granite tower and a lane, shaded by trees hosting noisy rookeries which runs alongside, gives access to farmland. We pass across a couple of fields being grazed by sheep and cattle that are not perturbed by our presence. Eschewing the furze-choked cross, we head diagonally uphill to access croftland with large patches of unfurling bracken and a thin belt of easily traversed gorse at the top. The climb to this point is fairly steep, but the gradient eases as you pass into a large field used for grazing and the summit trig point looms into view.

After crossing this field, the widely spaced double ramparts of Rathcoran Iron Age hill fort are encountered, cut through by a stone wall we'd just crossed. A bird’s eye view would see it hugging the heather clad contours below the summit to completely enclose it. At the summit is a much earlier badly damaged burial cairn 27m in diameter which has been robbed of its granite stone to build a protective wall around it and to demarcate the boundary of Baltinglass and Rathbran parishes. The cairn, possibly contemporaneous with Newgrange, comprises 3 passage-tombs clearly constructed over time as they partly overlie each other, and 2 single-chambered tombs. The northern tomb is the best preserved, comprising a short passage with some of its roof slabs intact, leading to a chamber with 3 shallow recesses containing a large basin stone with pecked ornament. The southern tomb is a jumble of fallen orthostats, some bearing the faint imprint of spiral art, while the western tomb has a collapsed corbelled roof with a barely visible passage.

The site was excavated in 1934-6 revealing evidence of the cremations of at least 3 adults and a child. Finds of carbonised hazelnuts, wheat grains and a saddle quern point to the extent of local climate change, affecting both the landscape cover and human settlement patterns. From 3,000-3,500 BC, the climate was drier and warmer, the glens were densely wooded, people lived much higher in the uplands and Neolithic farmers could cultivate arable crops above 1,000ft, on the slopes of hills like Baltinglass.

The sweeping vistas over the Wicklow and Blackstairs Mountains alone are worth the climb, but to ponder the purpose and meaning of this high place to our distant ancestors and how it connects with the megalithic structures dotting hillsides nearby, make Baltinglass Hill an absolute must. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/864/comment/16101/
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