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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
Place visited by 284 members. Recently by: WozzaB, Benbruce, atlantic73, Prendo, SeanPurcell, DrakkBalsaams, Brendanbarrett, Carolyn105, KieranF, mallymcd, kitchen, ciaranr, Tomaquinas, J_Murray, RockyCaver
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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 997th 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 (Cnoc Bhaile Cupid))
 
According to local legend (as told to Paul Clemen .. by wicklore   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill (Cnoc Bhaile Cupid))
 
Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard .. by Bunsen7   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill (Cnoc Bhaile Cupid))
 
Being watched!
by hazyview  9 Oct 2010
We (family of 2 adults with 2 small children) visited this spot 2 weeks ago. As the earlier commentators have said, all the climbing was done by
the car. We approached by the N81 through Tallaght (coming from the M50) and
turned right after Brittas, opposite the road that's signposted "Kilbride".
After less than a mile driving up a twisty road, you will see a gateway on
the right with a black-and-yellow bar on top. This is the place to park (we
discovered eventually, after passing it, going to Kilteel and making a few
wrong turns).

Some of the rubbish seems to have been cleared away since the last
contributors visited. Perhaps the contibutions and cctv camera mentioned have
improved the surveilance here. Before we started up the beautiful grassy
woodland path, however, we were aware of a "surveilance" of another kind: a
big stag was staring down the path at us!

An easy 5 minute stroll later we were at the telecoms mast and walked around
it to the trig pillar. It's a super view over a large area for minimum
walking effort. Thank you to paulocon, wicklore, and others for valuable
contributions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1051/comment/6128/
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Cupids arrow must be blunt! .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill (Cnoc Bhaile Cupid))
 
Visited Cupidstown hill as part of a County Tops .. by paulocon   (Show all for Cupidstown Hill (Cnoc Bhaile Cupid))
 
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