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Wicklow Area   N Cen: Tonelagee Subarea
Place count in area: 116, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 474mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 523mKnocknacloghoge 534mLuggala 595mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 561mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mDuff Hill 720mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 531mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mKilmichael Hill 267mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 431mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 397m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Stoney Top Mountain An Barr Carrach A name in Irish This is probably a name coined in English. Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 713.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O08239 02698
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Longitude: -6.386146, Latitude: 53.064256 , Easting: 308240, Northing: 202699 Prominence: 19m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 708165 702731,   GPS IDs, 6 char: StnyTp, 10 char: Stoney Top
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

This is the northern shoulder of Tonelagee. There is a cross-inscribed standing stone between Stoney Top and Tonelagee. The form An Barr Carrach is provided here as a translation into Irish of "Stoney Top ". It is not to be understood as an attested historical form.   Stoney Top is the 103rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stoney Top (<i>An Barr Carrach</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Stoney Top cairn fronting the well-worn trail on up to Tonelagee.
 
kaybee on Stoney Top, 2008
by kaybee  27 May 2008
Climbed Stoney Top yesterday as part of a hill trio - Carrignagunneen, Stoney and Tonelagee. Ascended Carrignagunneen from forest track at O04860 03360 A, a quick bash through the trees (note that Map56 incorrectly shows clear mountainside on the right of this track, there is quite a forested area here, see the more factual Harvey map) and up through the heather to the featureless, unmarked 561m summit.
From there, I dropped east to the forest edge at O06000 03170 B and followed the perimeter before entering the forest by means of a firebreak at O07160 03620 C. Continue for 300m and you will meet forest track, this is not shown on the OS map, but is accurate on the Harvey. Headed directly SE to Stoney Top from here through a felled area of forest (not shown as cleared on either map being relatively recent Coillte work, probably).

As this was already quite a windy day to begin with, it was gale force at the summit and further on at the cross-inscribed stone overlooking Lough Ouler, it was exceptionally windy....it reminded me of the times many years ago as a kid when you would stick your head out the window of a moving car and try to breathe while the wind rushed headlong into your open mouth...! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/100/comment/3124/
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Picture: Stoney Top is left of centre.
mneary34 on Stoney Top, 2005
by mneary34  26 Nov 2005
I agree entirely with the comments made by other contributors in relation to ground conditions heading for Stoney Top from Barnacullian and also in relation to crossing the Glenmacnass River. Generally the ground on the east side of the approach from Barnacullian is better. This walk is best done in frosty conditions as I experienced today 26th November 2005 as the ground is less boggy. Stoney Top in the photo is left of centre with Tonelagee on the extreme left. The photo was taken from near the summit of Mullaghcleevaun East Top. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/100/comment/2069/
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Picture: Stoney Top from Tonlegee
 
Geo on Stoney Top, 2009
by Geo  2 Mar 2009
On the face of it, an unspectacular rounded hill, dwarfed by Tonlegee to the south and Mullaghcleevaun to the north. I climbed it Saturday 28th Feb 09 after following the Brockagh ridge from Laragh Church, then up Tonlegee where a turn right and north brought us down across a mucky bit before Stoney Top. Then back to the bog and east down to Lough Ouler and over the ridge to the forest and south along tracks to return to the car eventually. A long but straightforward ramble. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/100/comment/3614/
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Picture: Summit area and cairn.
A haven of peace away from the multitudes!
by Colin Murphy  27 Mar 2017
The final top on a pleasant 3-summit loop, taking in Tonelagee NE, Tonelagee and this, and then descending around the pretty Lough Ouler back to Glenmacnass carpark. The summit is a rounded bump in the landscape and is unremarkable, although it is usually not visited by the Dublin Sunday walking horde, who were in such vast numbers on the summit of Tonelagee, there was almost no room left! Stoney Top was a haven of tranquility by comparison. It is marked by a small cairn of sorts. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/100/comment/18864/
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Picture: View Tonelagee and Stoney Top
 
josvanderlinden on Stoney Top, 2008
by josvanderlinden  9 Jun 2008
On the 7th of June after my descent from Kanturk Mountain, I walked 1km up North on the Military Road to cross the Glenmacnass RIver at O 104 036 D and took this picture. On the right is Stoney Top and on the left, Tonelagee Mountain.

It was a really sunny day, almost no wind and the river could be crossed without a problem. After this crossing, a boggy ascent of 500m awaited me. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/100/comment/3172/
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Picture: Stoney Top and Barnacullen
Winter Walk Barnacullen
by davsheen  25 Feb 2018
Looking back towards Stoney Top Barnacullen & Mullaghcleevaun from Tonlegee ascent Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/100/comment/19860/
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