Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 2 items:
Dunmurry Hill 233m,
3263, 2km
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
(none available)
Recent Contributions

Ballinagee Bridge to Hollywood (Western Half of St. Kevin's Way)

Knocknafallia: Summit Found

Lake District: Loughrigg Fell

Lake District: North Central Fells

Truskmore: Access update 18 Feb 2018 from carpark at IG78210 48924

Gleniff Horseshoe

How's this for a mountainview?

Lake District: Above Troutbeck

Knockanaffrin South Top: Steep Ascent

Meelmore the concluding argument

An enjoyable route up to Tievebaun with stunning views into Donegal.

Mount Kennedy: Find the wall going north to south (or vice versa) over the summi

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
Dunmurry Hill Hill Kildare County, in Binnion List, Green greywacke Bedrock

Height: 233m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 55 Grid Reference: N71385 16943
Place visited by 27 members. Recently by: Pepe, markwallace, DeltaP, TommyV, peterturner, Bunsen7, conormcbandon, jlk, Trailtrekker, Glanman2, xleith, Garmin, jackill, Onzy, moggy40
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.93261, Latitude: 53.198408 , Easting: 271385, Northing: 216943 Prominence: 127m,  Isolation: 5.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 671318 716972,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dnm233, 10 char: DnmryHil
Bedrock type: Green greywacke, (Dunmurry Formation)

Dunmurry Hill is the 1320th highest place in Ireland. Dunmurry Hill is the second most southerly summit in the North Midlands area.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1244/?PHPSESSID=r4ona9bckulvl1imept8l0irf6
COMMENTS for Dunmurry Hill 1 of 1
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dunmurry Hill in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Grange Hill from Dunmurry Hill
The Chair of Kildare
by Bunsen7  20 Dec 2017
No matter how seemingly dull a hill might initially appear, the more I investigate my local 100 list, the more I expect a second visit to be made to many.

Dunmurry Hill could be one such hill. Really? A simple tarmac road to follow beside fields filled with grazing cattle, a trig pillar and a mast. No challenge, isolated, and hard to make any sort of walk out of. A quick hill-bag and home. Ticked off the list last February - forgotten again.

And yet. A little further investigation suggests there is more to this place.

I came across a name - the Chair of Kildare. Intriguing - what is this?

Firstly it is a mound, lying just north east of Dunmurry Hill, on Grange Hill (which itself doesn't meet the MV prominence criteria), at N71979 17307 A. This is marked on the OS. The mound is something of a curiosity, an antiquity on top of a rocky outcrop, what with rocky outcrops being quite unusual for the area. The geological analysis from 1858 suggests it is a natural protrusion of various older rocks including old red sandstone above the main body of upper limestone that covers the area. It suggests that the Old Red sandstone derives from a prehistoric time when these little hills stood like islands surrounded by sea against which sand washed up on the shore, if you can fathom that.

Secondly, it was taken on as the name for this small low lying range of hills including Dunmurry and the Hill of Allen to the North of Kildare town. This is quoted in many places, including the Geological Survey of Ireland of 1858, and some modern day references. Dividing the Chair range, a marshy valley between Grange Hill and the Hill of Allen serves as a feeder for the grand canal.

The folklore is also rich. There is an account of a fairy-woman, or a witch, Moll Anthony, living at the Chair in the 1800s, who had special healing powers. There is enough in the ether to suggest there was genuine belief in her abilities! Has she a cure for curiosity?

So maybe there's more than initially meets the eye! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1244/comment/19817/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dunmurry Hill in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Night Hike
A Mint of a hill!
by Dessie1  17 Jan 2014
Park at N7192016807 B at entrance to gate(Enough room for 1 car).Take the tarmac track all the way to the mast buildings but stop just short of the compound and turn right through the low barbed wire fence.Over the fence head east to point N7136816925 C to the large trig pillar which sits on a raised mound.Views over Kildare are excellent for such a short trek. Round trip of approx 30 mins. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1244/comment/15788/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
(End of comment section for Dunmurry Hill.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.