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Dublin Area   S: Saggart Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 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 [logainm.ie], '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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Plain hill above the Plains of Kildare .. by group   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill)
 
According to local legend (as told to Paul Clemen .. by wicklore   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cupidstown Hill in area Dublin, Ireland
Picture: Cupidstown (Centre Background) and Saggart Hill (Right Background) from Seefin
 
Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
by Bunsen7  7 Dec 2016
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. To the north west lies the village of Kilteel and beyond that the N7.

Apart from the fact that it is the County High Point of KIldare, you might be forgiven for ignoring this hill. Indeed, if you have ventured this way solely to bag the CHP, you may feel let down.

However, might I suggest that if you have accessed Cupidstown Hill from the N7 and are returning that way, you can easily improve your visit to the area with a short detour via car to the north.

On your return to the N7 junction 6, I suggest you take a short detour over the northside of the junction, beyond Castlewarden to Oughterard, the "High Place" south of the hamlet of Ardclough (which is situated on the grand canal), west of Lyons Hill. After passing the Castlewarden Golf Club, the road swings to the right and heads northward, before gaining ground and making another sharp right bend (you do not need to take any turns). Parking at N95802 26073 C, on the roadside opposite some houses after this sharp right bend, you will be rewarded with a nice view towards Saggart Hill and Cupidstown Hill (from whence you came) to the South. Behind you, between the houses, you will see the Black Gates and signs for Oughterard Cemetery, and the signpost of the waymarked trail "Arthur's Way".

Pass through the stile at the side of the gates and wander up the gravel path just 100 metres to the brow of the "hill". On your left you will find a walled graveyard, which contains the ruins of a church and a very fine round tower. The Round Tower is a national monument. The Church contains the tomb of Arthur Guinness, famously of St James Gate, Dublin, but born and laid to rest in this area of County Kildare. The Church is steeped in history with links back to the time of St Briga and St Brigid of Kildare. An information post explains all.

Respecting the solemnity of your surroundings and the grass covered graves, carefully climb the stone spiral staircase accessed from within the church and venture out onto its open rooftop to better enjoy the view to the plains to the North.

I promise you will probably find this quite interesting compared to your summit bagging adventures on Cupidstown Hill. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1051/comment/18724/
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Being watched! .. by hazyview   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill)
 
Cupids arrow must be blunt! .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill)
 
Visited Cupidstown hill as part of a County Tops .. by paulocon   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill)
 
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