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Wicklow Area   NE: Vartry Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Ballycurry Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in no lists, Greywacke & quartzite Bedrock

Height: 301m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O25000 00100
Place visited by 29 members. Recently by: GoldCircle, moggy40, hibby, Kaszmirek78, Grumbler, Ansarlodge, Dee68, Beti13, srr45, loftyobrien, abcd, briankelly, Glanman2, pinchy, mountainmike
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Longitude: -6.137278, Latitude: 53.037265 , Easting: 325000, Northing: 200100 Prominence: 94m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 724921 700133,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blycry, 10 char: Ballycurry
Bedrock type: Greywacke & quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

Ballycurry is the 1158th highest place in Ireland.

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The curious cow
by Colin Murphy  27 May 2019
As I ascended the hill, a few wary cows were keeping a cautious eye on me, including this one particularly curious girl. Linkback:
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Picture: Up the mossy path
Success under fire
by hibby  3 Mar 2024
I identified a promising route on the map - a road leading up to the communication mast, avoiding all the briars and gorse. On arrival I found a locked gate with "no trespassing" signs and a phone number. I called the number to request permission, apologising for calling on a Sunday morning. The person was very nice but was only involved in the works at the comms mast and not in a position to give permission to cross the land. He gave me the name of the landowner, who lives across the road, but I had no way to contact that person.

Giving up on that plan, I drove around to the recommended starting point O 25133 00804 starA. We walked up the forest track for approximately 500 metres, then when the track started to slope downwards, we turned right at about O25204 00535 starB and made our way up a steep firebreak. Having gained about 40 metres of height, we crossed a mossy path and continued up through the mature forest towards the summit.

Arriving at the comms masts, we followed the line of the stone wall in a SW direction a short distance to the summit at O25038 00102 starC.

On our way up through the forest, we were assailed by the sound of gunfire, and wrongly assumed that there were hunters in the forest and that we were at risk of getting shot. (It turned out that the sound of gunfire was from a clay-pigeon shooting facility across the valley and we were not in any danger, but at the time we were quite concerned.)

This concern prompted a decision to descend by a different route, following the line of the other stone wall WNW. Crossing the wall, we walked along the edge of fields to a gate at the top of a track down to Carrowbawn farm, where we met the owner. He was friendly and cheerful but did point out that we were trespassing.

So, success in reaching the summit, which was by no means a foregone conclusion. Success, too, in finding a route where we didn't have to contend with any gorse or briars. Our route was mainly through fairly open, mature forestry. However, access may be a consideration. Linkback:
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Picture: This tree looks how I felt after the climb
Meeting of the Walls
by eamonoc  3 Mar 2014
Fri 28/2/2014. Done in the company of Fergalh, intrepid Binnion Basher, started at O 25133 00804 starA forest entrance with large boulders on roadside R764. Enough room to park two cars here, headed up newly constructed forest path for about 100mts and took smaller path to the right, the entrance to this path is cluttered with cut trees. Followed this path which is fairly overgrown for about 100mts when it forks took the left fork going slightly uphill onto a more overgrown track until the edge of the mature forest is reached, there is a fence going steeply uphill to the left, headed up beside the fence over some very rough ground, was able to make uphill progress despite gorse, briars and trees. Had to go into forest on left on a couple of occasions as the way forward was blocked by said gorse and briars. Eventually made it to a well made stonewall and into open fields beyond, went up in a leftward direction through two fields and a gate to a small communications mast. Went around mast enclosure to the right and followed another stone wall uphill beside a small plantation, high point reached where three stonewalls met. views not great here, Dunran Hill could be seen to the north. Linkback:
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Picture: Ballycurry summit
Furze and grass curry
by Colin Murphy  16 May 2019
I accidentally went up the wrong track with this one (at O 246 008 starD), and ended up at a collection of large farm buildings with the name 'Carrowbawn' emblazoned on the side. I looked about for someone to ask permission but could find no one so took a chance and continued up the track. This ended at a gate and a green pasture speckled with furze bushes in all their yellow glory and I could see Ballycurry a few hundred metres to the east. Crossed the pasture leading up taking me to the north of the summit (on far right in photo) and then managed to clamber over a fence leaving me a relatively short bit of battle with the forest to reach the summit. I returned the way I'd come, still not meeting anyone, and was back in my car 50 minutes after leaving. Only recommended if you're willing to ask permission from someone. Linkback:
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Picture: Nothing to see here!
Hard work - for a twisty tree!
by paddyhillsbagger  6 Aug 2015
If it wasn't for eamonc's directions I doubt I'd make it to the top. A lot of forest bashing is required to reach the top which has no views! List tickers only - or masochists. Linkback:
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