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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725.5mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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Silsean Mountain Soillsean A name in Irish
(Ir. Soillsean [PNCW], 'place of lights') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 698m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O02318 05649
Place visited by 369 members. Recently by: GerryCarroll, alanoconnor, monisr, nevgeoran, conorjob, Liamob, karoloconnor, conororourke, LauraG, jimmytherabbit, chairmanmiah, Roswayman, Gergrylls, Turlo143, abcd
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Longitude: -6.47351, Latitude: 53.091921 , Easting: 302318, Northing: 205649 Prominence: 43m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 702244 705681,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slsn, 10 char: Silsean
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

Silsean is the 117th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Summit cairn of Silsean completed!
 
Picture of completed cairn!
by thedoyler  22 Feb 2011
Hiked Silsean and Moanbane last Saturday morning on a very clear, crisp morning. Thanks to Darrenf for the directions as the forest barrier was very easy to find from the Wicklow Gap. The forest trail is easy to follow and the wire fence which signifies the end of it has fallen down in apart which makes it easier to get to the overgrown path which leads you to the upper slopes of Silsean! The views towards Tonelagee and of the Blessington lakes were great due to a lack of clouds above and I actually found this to be a very pleasant walk and not as boggy as I expected having read the previous experiences of fellow members here, and this was after the heavy rain in Wicklow on the Thursday and Friday. Probably highlight of the day was about 20 deer galloping past me on my descent on the slopes of Silsean having almost completed the walk. Included is the wonderful work done on the summit cairn by members here but also a view that there is still evidence of quads & scrambler bikes around which is disappointing! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/113/comment/6250/
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Picture: Moanbane Top
TheSquonk on Silsean, 2010
by TheSquonk  20 Mar 2010
Excellent advice given by darrenf. Parked at Map 56 O031036 A (only two cars but more parking at deserted cottage up the road) and walked thru forest until arriving at turning point in the forest path, after which the path narrows. Correction to darrenf in that it is closer to 100m before you reach the fence from the turning point. The fence is across the end of the path. By crossing this fence & turning right up the hill we had easy enough access to the hill & Silsean Top. From there across to Moanbane in quick time. The picture is taken from our estimate of Moanbane Top. Took shelter from cool breeze for lunch & before taking a bearing for the top of the Spur off Silsean (roughly O032034 B) avoiding any potential river crossings (although dry beds at this time of year). Then down the spur keeping north of the Glasnadade Brook to the houses visible on the map at end of road. If you follow the fence line down to the corner next to the brook, you will be able to cross the fence & the brook with ease without disturbing the locals (who are approachable) & gain access to the road via a gate. Short hike up the road back to the cars. 3.5 hours at an easy pace including lunch & a bit of dawdling on Tops for the view. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/113/comment/4522/
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csd on Silsean, 2003
by csd  27 Oct 2003
Sadly, the quad bikers have also been using Silsean. This shot shows the damage that's been done near the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/113/comment/727/
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csd on Silsean, 2003
by csd  27 Oct 2003
We reached Silsean from the forest track at Garryknock on the beautiful October bank holiday of 2003. The photo shows the summit and the view west. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/113/comment/725/
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Picture: Silsean Mountain
 
lmartin on Silsean, 2010
by lmartin  2 Mar 2010
The south east approach to Silsean pictured from the summit of Turlough Hill in March 2010. The snow covered Glasnadade Brook is visible in the foreground. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/113/comment/4460/
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Picture: Dog Summit
beautiful view of blessington lakes
by wild_brian  2 May 2016
Parked at ballyknocken picnic area. easily found as marked B by Wicklore. after climbing a into a field an making way through marsh land and over a stream and climbing a couple of fences which i reckon are private farmland and hope the owner didnt mind! the ground was very marshy and boggy after heavy rain fall. i made my way up along side a forest and up a very steep incline. just as i reached the end of the trees i was met by a load of rock which were slippy after the rain. the steep incline caused me to take a few breaks and on turning around got the most amazing views of the blessington lakes. about 2/3 the way up the incline became less steep and more boggy. truth be told the views from the rocks at the top of the forestry were far better than the summit. the summit cairn is lovely although the swampy bog land around it makes getting close to it a little tougher than it should be.
tricky decent back the way i came. CAUTION advised for anyone who has dodgey ankles like myself.
recommend for a beginner but would advise caution. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/113/comment/18514/
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