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Suggested Walks Starting on the detail map above. Hopefully useful.
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Place count in area: 128, 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,
GravaleMountainDroibhéal A name in Irish (Ir. Droibhéal [PNCW], 'difficult passage')WicklowCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock
Height:718mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O10490 09420This place has been logged as visited by 418 members. Recently by: trekker, msammon, PeakPaul, DeltaP, Dean, sammullangalvin, feargalf, GoldCircle, Reeks2011, des carroll, Sherpaterbear, markwallace, Peter Walker, Coles, Bunsen7 I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Eoin Mac Neill believed that the name Drobeóil, mentioned in the Metrical Dindshenchas and seemingly referring to a pass, had survived in the mountain name Gravale (JRSAI lxv, 14). On Nevill's map of 1760 the high ground W of Gravale is marked as Lavarna. Price says that this is pronounced Lavarnia and is derived from Leath-Bhearna. On the Downshire Estate map of 1806 Lavarna Gap is marked on the ridge above Lavarney Spout, between Gravale and Duff Hill. Price comments that this was a route from Lough Dan to Blessington.
Gravale is the 100th highest place in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/97/?PHPSESSID=rjntmeq8jh8fjo361or36eeue3