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Dublin Area   S: Saggart Subarea
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW 
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
Place visited by 316 members. Recently by: ToughSoles, Beti13, Leonas_Escapades, ShayGlynn, Annlaprof, Ansarlodge, abeach, JohnRea, childminder05, mrmikelennon, Greenemary, Mark1, MichaelButler, arthurdoylephoto, benjimann9
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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 1002th 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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Cupidstown delight
by eamonoc  3 Feb 2011
Ran to top of Cupidstown hill from car on Monday 30/1/2011 in 2mins. Not much evidence of recent dumping, new barriers on path beside road and at top near the mast. The day was sunny with cloudless skies, good views over Nth Kildare and beyond, stayed a while to appreciate what this hill had to offer. I would have never dreamed of visiting this hill until I saw it listed in Mountain views, but am glad I did. Cill Dara Abu! Linkback:
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Picture: My second visit to the majestic Cupidstown Hill
Because once is never enough...
by paulocon  27 Apr 2010
Ended up back on Cupidstown Hill after taking a diversion so that my daughter could visit it on our way to Kippure. Some work has been done to clean up the area around the gateway to the path leading up to the summit but it looks to be a battle the authorities are struggling to win. No one else around bar a couple of rabbits on the pathway up.

As I stood at the summit, I reckoned I must be in a very small group of people who had gone to the bother to visit it. Small as that group may be, the subset of people who had gone back for second helpings surely must consist of just one. The stretched wire suggested however that some like-minded souls had taken their life in their hands and climbed across the fence dividing the pathway and the trig point that marked the actual summit.

For my daughter, the hill marked her 6th county high-point but was soon forgotten as we made our way up Kippure after a short drive. Linkback:
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kildare high point
by wild_brian  2 Nov 2016
climbled solely for the reason of it being a county high point. actually walked to it cos there is no climbing or much altitude gained in this walk. as said its a 10 min door to door from the car. nice stroll tru the forest be it very short. fantasic views across kilteel. trig pillaer visible behind the fenced off mast.
signs of a burned car at the entrance which so many have stated before. cctv signs obviouslu not a deterrant for the car thieves. Linkback:
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Hidden Treasure
by march-fixer  20 Apr 2012
For such a forlorn entrance there is a little gem to be found at the end, without any effort. A lot of the obvious detritus has been removed, but there is still much hidden a few feet in off the track. As mentioned in previous comments, this is a lonely cousin to the other high-points. There is little evidence of visitors except at the fence near the trig-point.
The views from the field boundary out over the Plains of Kildare on a nice day are just as stunning as on some of the higher peaks. Well worth a visit in my view. Linkback:
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Picture: Litter marks the spot
What are some people like?
by Colin Murphy  3 Apr 2015
Cupidstown Hill is notable for one thing only, the shocking amount of dumping and litter everywhere. About 200m up the hill into the wood, some gobshite has gone to the trouble of hauling up an old fridge and dumping it between the trees - the effort he must have put into it makes you wonder if it simply wouldn't have been easier to simply go to the recycling centre. But everywhere there is rubbish - at the entrance gate, on the track and at the summit, which is marred by old prams, plastic sacks and all sorts of junk. The 'walk' itself takes less than 10 minutes and is worth doing merely to bag a county highpoint. But just close your eyes on the way up. Another contributor has stated that the entrance is marked by a black and yellow bar - this no longer exists. But don't worry, you'll know you're at the right place when you see the pile of junk dumped outside the gate. (See pic) Linkback:
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