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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 111,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, Extent1 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 379mDunranhill 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 395mSeahan 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 SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroghan Kinsella 606mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mScarr 641mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mTable Mountain 701.7mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 681mTonduff 642mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686m
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Djouce Mountain Dioghais A name in Irish
also Dowse an extra name in English
(Ir. Dioghais [GE], 'fortified height') Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 725m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O17858 10360 This summit has been logged as climbed by 1015 members. Recently by: cdjmurphy, strangeweaver, BigBear, sev, dubgael, gclerkin, teahook, Darrin, crankechick, pcnovice, eoghancarton, maike, Sweeney, groe, Rory87
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Longitude: -6.239959, Latitude: 53.130851 , Easting: 317858, Northing: 210360 Prominence: 200m,   Isolation: 1.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717780 710371,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Djouce, 10 char: Djouce
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Djouce dominates the views of the Wicklow Mountains from Roundwood and Newtown Mountkennedy. The Old Irish word dígas is defined by the Dictionary of the Irish Language as 'high, lofty; a height'. There is a Sliab Digsa mentioned in the Metrical Dindshenchas, where the second element is interpreted as a woman's name. This shows that the meaning of dígas was already obscure by the time of the Metrical Dindshenchas (12th century) and a story was probably invented to account for the name.   Djouce is the 91st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Djouce in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Schisty rock on the summit of Djouce.
 
Updated Summary:
Extremely busy summit, easily accessible with good views.
Short Summary created by simon3,  17 Mar 2015
Djouce is fairly near Dublin and has good access from many sides. Its extensive views include much of north east Wicklow, the Irish Sea and nearer places such as the Great Sugar Loaf. Because of its attractions it is in 2015 the fourth most logged summit on MountainViews (after Carrauntoohil, Lugnaquillia and Slieve Donard).
The quickest way up is from the R759 to its SW where there are several car parks such as one at O1632 0845 A. This will take around 90 minutes. Track 2113.
From the Old Coach Road (L1036) on Long Hill to the east there are also various places to start such as O1932 0774 B which would take around 2.5 hours.
Perhaps the most popular and interesting route is from the north starting at Crone Wood Car Park O1926 1418 C. A route including War Hill would take around 4 hours. Track 943.
It has an unattractive scar of a track from the summit east to the Wicklow Way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/4851/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Djouce in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Coffin Stone
padodes on Djouce, 2008
by padodes  16 Nov 2008
The OSI map indicates the presence of a cairn on Djouce, slightly north of the trig pillar, but any trace of it would seem to have been obliterated. Since the Irish word ‘dioghais’, from which Djouce is derived, is usually taken to mean a fortified height, perhaps it might not be implausible to see in that a reference to the old cairn that once stood on top. More interesting today is the so-called ‘Coffin Stone’ on the lower NW flank of the mountain (O 1719 1050 D). In the OSI map (and also in the Harvey map of Wicklow), for some unknown reason this feature is indicated as a Standing Stone, but any source I have consulted speaks of a Portal Tomb at this point. The enormous coffin-like slab is a capstone that would have rested on two tall stones or portals at one end, forming an entrance, and would have sloped down to a back stone, providing support at the other. The chamber formed in this way would then have been walled in with side slabs compacted with big stones and might or might not have been enclosed in a cairn. Today the portals appear to have fallen outwards, but perhaps they were not very high to begin with. What strikes me as unusual about this tomb is that it is almost hidden away among the hills, whereas so many of the megalithic monuments we are familiar with in Dublin and Wicklow are well within view of the fertile plains or valleys where the people would probably have lived. A boggy track leads from the top of Djouce down to the Coffin Stone and on to War Hill, but its start can be difficult to find in mist and fog. Here and there, the rusty iron posts of an old deer fence serve as a handrail, too, when you can see them.

The photo of the Coffin Stone is a HDR image, which managed to capture the scene despite very dense fog at the time. That’s just my little plug in favour of the technique! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/3444/
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Wise Wicklow Way wanderers and their brilliant boardwalk
by YoungJohn  29 Jul 2010
On monday 26th July 2010 I drove out of Dublin to Enniskerry and headed for Roundwood turning right for the Sally Gap. I was endeavouring to do Paddy Dillons Walk No. 1 of White Hill, Djouce and War Hill. I parked on the right after Luggala Wood carpark, near the sign overlooking Lough Tay. A view worth driving for alone never mind the appearance of a reddish coloured hawk floating high on the warm summer breeze over the lake. I walked briskly along the forest path and stopped to view a second sign there. I should have gone down a path beside a stile nearly opposite the sign but erred and went along the forest path for nearly half an hour before turning back. I rued the loss of this hour but I did glimpse the mighty SugarLoaf when the horrid sitka spruce cleared for a few hundred yards. I returned to the sign, went down the bough covered path opposite and turned sharp left when it ended after a couple of hundred yards. This brought me to a wonder. I have to compliment and praise the wise people who designed and created the 'boardwalk'. What ever inspired them to place old railway sleepers side by side, end to end, cover them in chicken wire and staples for grip? Genius. I traversed the boardwalk over White Hill and with trusty stick braced myself against the ferocious gusts of wild wind blowing warm from the southwest in the gap between White Hill and Djouce. The wicklow way boardwalk veers suddenly to the right as one reaches the gravely trail to the top of Djouce. The views along the way are fantastic. Dublin Bay, Great Sugarloaf, Wicklow Harbour, The marvellous Wiclow Mountains all the way and further then Table Top, right over to Kippure. The vista from the Trig topped rock that is the zenith of mighty Djouce was breathtaking. The howling wind made sure that I was not without air for long! I clung to the Trig to take photo's and lingered for a good while over 'the sandwich' as I watched ships plough the waves of the Irsh Sea. I met but one family of Hikers, and that was at the start of the walk so I had the entire mountain to myself as I peered down at Poolbeg, Howth and beyond. Photo's don't do its grand views justice. I headed for Warhill but had to stop again to marvel at the 'Coffin' stone. I reckon it has to be a prehistoric tomb of sorts as other contributors have said. I sat in the sunshine for a break beside it and headed for War Hill across the boggy but passable gap, the wind still howling and the High Wicklow Peaks touching the clouds that threatened rain that thankfully never came. I intend to revisit this marvel of a mountain again God willing. (To end, I met a young Nordic couple as I left the 'hidden boreen' to the Wicklow Way and was delighted to spare them a wasted hour.). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/5978/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Djouce in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: A Snowier Trig Point
 
Homerclesse on Djouce, 2010
by Homerclesse  19 Feb 2010
Just back from a quick hike up Djouce, on a very cold February Friday with snow clouds covering the higher Wicklow Mountains. I started at Ballinastoe Woods carpark and took a right just after the maps. Continuing on the road till I reached a telegraph pole - where I took a short cut up the side of the woods. Following this trail brings you eventually to the wooden board walk which traverses Djouce, White Hill and down to the J.B. Malone memorial. I headed right here and followed the board walk until it took a sharp right. It's a simple matter of following the trail directly up from the board walk till you reach the Tors, and the Trig Pillar. A fair few people where up here already, huddling behind the rocks for shelter. It was at least -10 with wind chill. Most had approached from the Djouce woods side. I headed down that way, back towards the Wicklow Way, headed right around the Mountan until I picked up the board walk again. I took a bearing for the edge of the woods in Ballinastoe and trekked back to the car, across the Heather Deserts. Bad views today, but definitely try again when it's clearer. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/4407/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Djouce in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Luggala/Fancy Mountain & Lough Tay
jdempsey on Djouce, 2005
by jdempsey  23 May 2005
Parked in Ballinatoe Woods car park on the R759. Straightforward hike to the top. Sleepers 75% of the way until the turn off for the Wicklow Way. Good view of Lough Tay on the way up. Good view of the east coast from the peak. 2 hour return trip. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/1708/
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drcot on Djouce, 2006
by drcot  10 Feb 2006
Climbing last Sunday on Djouce, came across a couple of young "mountain bikers". It is hard to put your nose up to young fellows getting out into the air, escaping from their Playstations. I was tut-tuting at the environmental damage they were doing, as I tried to keep myself between the track guides, to prevent erosion, when suddenly I was confronted by 3 motorcylists scrambling between Djouce and War Hill.
To make it worse, there is a dedicated scrambling track on the other side of the road.
Remembering Mark Twain's famous comment that you should never underestimate the power of ignorant people in large numbers, I kept to myself I'm afraid!

I don't know if anyone patrols these areas for the National Park or Coilte - I suppose not. Its all a pity. I travelled on, and had a marvellous walk regardless.

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