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Dublin Area   S: Saggart Subarea
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW, EW-DM, EW-WE, EW-WW 
Highest place:
Kippure, 757m
Maximum height for area: 757 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 262 metres,

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Cupidstown Hill Hill Cnoc Bhaile Cupid A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Bhaile Cupid [], 'hill of Cupidstown') County Highpoint of Kildare in Leinster Province, in County Highpoint List, Chloritic, feldspathic greywacke Bedrock

Height: 378.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 50 Grid Reference: O00560 20577
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Longitude: -6.495045, Latitude: 53.226342 , Easting: 300561, Northing: 220577 Prominence: 54m,  Isolation: 2.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 700487 720606,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CpdsHl, 10 char: CpdstwnHil
Bedrock type: Chloritic, feldspathic greywacke, (Glen Ding Formation)

Cupidstown Hill is the highest point in Co. Kildare. However, it is on the fringes of the Dublin Mountains and is dwarfed by other nearby hills such as Seefingan and Kippure, both on the Dublin/Wicklow county boundary. It is therefore less well known than certain lesser heights in Co. Kildare, such as Dunmurry Hill (231m) and the Hill of Allen (202m), which dominate their surroundings to a greater extent. Cupidstown and Cupidstownhill are names of townlands in the parish of Kilteel.   Cupidstown Hill is the 1003th highest place in Ireland. Cupidstown Hill is the most westerly summit in the Dublin area. Cupidstown Hill is the highest point in county Kildare.

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Noteworthy? Hardly..
by exaisle  4 Feb 2011
Just because I can see it from my house, I decided that there was no excuse. That's not to say that I climbed all the way up the hill from the N81....I didn't. The only remarkable thing about Cupidstown Hill is that it's the highest point in Kildare.
When I've nothing better to do, I'll go back....on second thoughts, perhaps paulocon is better alone with that particular distinction.
It's nothing more than a five minute stoll up a tree and litter lined track to a mobile phone mast.
I cannot understand why the local authority will not deter fly-tippers by siting a CCTV camera on the adjacent mast to the entrance to the track. A bit of joined writing here would go a long way and save the expense of regularly clearing rubbish.
Terrific views of Kilteel and points north and west from the trig pillar though. The valley immediately to the east of Kilteel was used in the filming of "The Irish RM".

Update: Actually...there is now a CCTV camera on the nearby mast - not sure how long it's there....I wonder if it will deter the flytippers...

Update #2...during the recent bout of snow, a pal and I had no hiking options other than to make our way to the top of Cupidstown Hill from The Lamb, on the N81. We saw evidence of more joyrider activity where somebody had tried to break through the gate, presumably in a stolen car. I should mention that the road from The Lamb to Kilteel has been restored/repaired and provides the quickest access to the N7 at Kill for anybody travelling from Sally Gap and saves a trip through Blessington and Naas or Saggart/Rathcoole. Linkback:
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My Climb in Kildare 17-09-2016
by ShaunDunne  4 Jan 2017
This was my very first every Hill Walk.
I climbed Cupidstown hill with my Granddad on the 17-09-2016.
It was a lovely day.
We went off to Meath to climb after this. Linkback:
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Quickest of all CHP's to do
by paddyobpc  25 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 25 Jun 2016. A spur of the moment decision even though it was late in the evening and we still had quite a long way to go to Kildorrery on our journey home from holidays in Donegal saw us going back and forth near the M7 around Naas to find the start point of Kildare's highest point. This was more to do with our Sat Nav acting up than anything. We finally found the forestry entrance as described in Kieron Gribbon’s book “Ireland's County High Points – A Walking Guide”. Cupidstown Hill is probably one of the fastest of the 32 county high points to complete. It took Rachel, Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself just over 10 minutes to be back to the car and on the road again for home.
See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website ( to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Linkback:
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Accessing Cupidstown Wood from the North is difficult
by jgfitz  13 Jun 2019
I followed Track #2611, which starts at Slievethoul/Saggart Hill, and then heads south to Cupidstown Hill. No problem with Saggart Hill. However, the access into Cupidstown Wood at O 009 211 starA is very difficult as there are two barbed wire fences to overcome - one outside the ditch and the other just inside it. Having emerged from under the trees, the clearing in the wood from there to point O 007 207 starB has very long grass. After that, there is not much problem. In retrospect, it would have been better to take the detour on the country roads around the wood, as described in Track # 2900, and approach Cupidstown Wood from the south. Linkback:
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One for the County High Pointers only!
by TommyV  5 Jul 2019
The start point as mentioned by others leads to an easy walk along a forest road for about 500m before reaching the trig point. behind the mast marking the Kildare CHP. The forest trail had lots of rubbish strewn along the side and I even saw what was either a washing machine or drier, in any case whichever it was it shouldn't be there. You will be back to the car in ten minutes so needless to say this will only be visited by the CHP brigade. The most unspectacular of all the county high points (and I'm including Slieve Beagh in that comment). Linkback:
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Cupidstown from the North West
by Bunsen7  7 Jul 2021
From the flat plains of North Kildare (i.e. to the North West) there is a distinctive gap visible in the forestry on Cupidstown Hill.

I believe it is Seefingan that is towering above in the background to this picture. Linkback:
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