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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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Barranisky Hill Barr an Uisce A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Barr an Uisce [PDT], 'top of the water') Wicklow County, in Binnion List, Felsic volcanics Bedrock

Height: 280m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T25652 79028 This summit has been logged as climbed by 30 members. Recently by: eugeneryan959, chalky, jlk, FilHil, paddyhillsbagger, eannanilamhna, pompeii, turfymccloud, Fergalh, wwwalker, Onzy, simon3, eamonoc, moggy40t, fingalscave
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.135721, Latitude: 52.847835 , Easting: 325652, Northing: 179028 Prominence: 165m,   Isolation: 7.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 725573 679062,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brnsky, 10 char: Barranisky
Bedrock type: Felsic volcanics, (Ballymoyle Formation)

James Fraser refers in A Hand Book for Travellers in Ireland (1854) to: the hills of Collon and Barranisky, which rise respectively 782 and 789 feet above the sea. The height is incorrect for Barranisky, it being 923 feet high, but the geographical location is precise enough to be certain of the identification. Has been called Ballymoyle.   Barranisky is the 1197th highest summit in Ireland.

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Picture: Such an innocent looking hill!
Separating the men from the boys
Short Summary created by wicklore,  3 Oct 2010
Barranisky is a small hill but it is difficult to reach the summit due to dense gorse and forestry growth. It is advisable to use a GPS to help track down the elusive trig pillar, although a few of us plucky MountainViewers have torn ourselves to shreds to bring the route to you!

Start at the forest entrance at T25529 80221 A which has space for 5 or 6 cars. Go up the track and take first right after 270m. Follow the track up hill. Eventually you will see the ruin of an old house at T25533 79336 B.Turn right here up a small track between the trees (be warned – don’t take the larger green road before this track as you will regret it!)
The track stops after 300m and then you must plunge into the impenetrable gorse to find the trig pillar only about 75 metres away. A faint trail may be present – but this will more likely be a whisper of where us previous pioneers have passed through, and may consist of nothing more than a slight disturbance of the gorse. The trig pillar you seek is at T256 790 C

You could also turn off the main road at T243 790 D and follow it past a number of houses until it comes to a dead end at a gate at T249 791 E, with a sign saying “Private, Keep Out”. However Eircom have an agreed access track from the “Private No Entry” gate up through the farmland to their masts at the summit of Barranisky East. From here it is an easy ramble across to the ruin mentioned earlier. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/972/comment/5731/
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Picture: The hidden summit of Barranisky
wicklore on Barranisky, 2008
by wicklore  16 Nov 2008
My plan was to park at the area called Glenteige to the west of the summit, and find a way up. Turning off the main road at T243 790 to follow the minor road to this area, I was met with a sign which said “No Entry”. Strange, as this was a public road. I followed it past a number of houses until it came to a dead end at a gate at T249 791 with another sign saying “Private, Keep Out”. I called to a nearby house to ask about parking and access, and was given the useful information that Eircom have an agreed access track from the “Private No Entry” gate up through the farmland to their masts at the summit of Barranisky East, As I couldn’t see another way up without crossing private land I seized upon this nugget and drove up along the track to the summit of Barranisky East, where I parked at a gate at T251 796 F. I was now about 1km NW of the main summit.

From the car I chose to follow a direct route SE across felled ground alongside the forest, until I met up with a forest track. From here I then spent a tortuous 2 hours following tracks around the hill first circling to the south, then around to the north and east of the heavily forested Barranisky looking for a way into the dense growth. I was within 100 metres of the summit on several occasions but could not find a way into the impossibly thick forestry. After retracing my steps repeatedly I was ready to concede defeat. I was heading back along the track wondering how a 280 metre hill could be explained as inaccessible when I came to a little rough track heading uphill that I had missed previously. This was at T255 793 G near the ruin of an old farmhouse. I’m not sure how I had missed it but as I followed it uphill between the trees I wondered if this could be the elusive route to the top. It ended abruptly in a small clearing with the same dense gorse and tree growth in front of me. However I found a way in and realised that someone or something had previously been through and I battled my way along, following the faint remains of their progress. This required the usual crawling, squeezing and claustrophobic fumbling through the high growth. Instinct or luck brought me to a point where I suddenly saw the trig pillar peeping from the gorse at T256 790. This is not a hill to be climbed for the views as the trees and gorse come to within feet of the trig pillar. GPS was needed to find the right way back into the growth to return to the track below.

The growth around the summit of this hill is too dense for a pleasant stroll, and is probably best left for the serious peak bagger. I contributed to the faint track I followed through the gorse and trees, but this may soon disappear. Even though Barranisky is the 78th smallest hill currently on MV I believe it may sometime be classed as inaccessible by MV members. So grab it while you can! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/972/comment/3441/
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Before you travel to find the elusive trig pillar!
by marrow-man  7 Jun 2011
Hi, just to begin I wasnt sure whether to put this comment under a summit rating or in the forum so apologies if its in the wrong place! I have nothing to say which hasnt already been said here about the awful route to the summit of Barranisky, but just a quick notice for anyone intending to reach the summit in the next few weeks(which probably isnt many people).
I went to climb Barranisky just before the bank holiday weekendand at the forestry car park entrance there was a Coillte notice saying they were investigating a possible disease outbreak in the forestry and asked that any walkers stay entirely on the forest paths (which means reaching the summit is impossible). There was a bucket of disinfectant for cleaning walking boots at the entrance so i assume it is quite a serious investigation. Anyone intending to climb the summit might want to ring Coillte in advance especially before travelling far. I will update this comment in the next few weeks when the sign is removed! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/972/comment/6371/
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Picture: The fabled trig pillar of Barranisky
Bring the machete.
by madfrankie  3 Aug 2010
Have you ever watched those old movies set in the Amazonian jungle, featuring the likes of Victor Mature or Charlton Heston hacking their way through dense undergrowth, and thought 'that looks like fun'? Well Barranisky is the hill for you.
I was determined to take the easiest route to the summit, so I followed Simon3's route as far as the old ruin at T25533 79336. However, there was another green road off to the right before the one mentioned, and so ensued 30 minutes of crawling on hands and knees through dense forestry. I eventually emerged, scratched and bedraggled onto the correct green road, and then spent another twenty minutes battering my way through 7ft high gorse to the summit.
The trig pillar, when it suddenly hoves into view, has something of the Raiders of the Lost Ark feel.. I would have been only mildly surprised to see a crystal skull set atop it.
A summit for the serious collector only. Or the masochist. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/972/comment/5983/
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Picture: Head height furze 4m from the summit.
Furze infested top - character building after easy forest walk.
by simon3  11 May 2010
It astonished me that as of May 2010 so many as 8 people have logged climbing this place before me. While there are pleasant walks to be had around the summit, the top itself is extremely difficult involving a push of 70m through furze (gorse or whin) much of which is over head height.
Make proper preparations - bring your heavy Goretex, your overtrousers and gloves. Zip shut all pockets and consider goggles. The trig pillar at the top is hard to see from more than about 5m so I would seriously recommend using a GPS.
An easier place to start than that suggested by Wicklore is the forest entrance at T25529 80221 which has space for 5 or 6 cars. Go up the track and take first right after 270m. Follow the main, zig-zagging track up hill heading generally SW. Eventually you will see the gables of the ruin mentioned by wicklore at T25533 79336. Turn right here up a reasonably good green road. This abruptly stops at 300m and then the spiritual training starts with 70m nearly due south (at 195 degrees) through furze. Some of this has a sort-of track (thanks, predecessors) however to reach the trig-pillar you may have to deviate about 4m to the right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/972/comment/4700/
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Picture: The all important proof shot.
Move along, absolutely nothing to see - part 2
by pn_runner  17 Mar 2011
I practically fell onto the trig point. The crawl space I'd been following stopped at a massive clump of gorze which masked the pillar. I was just starting to scan the ground for possible sites when it appeared in front of me.
In all I spent about 10 minutes in the final crawl in and out, nearly losing an eye in the process.
Many thanks to those who went before me, putting up the route making the nearly impossible just about possible. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/972/comment/6275/
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