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Wicklow Area , NE: Djouce Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle Lower, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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War Hill, 684.8m Mountain Cnoc an Bharda A name in Irish,
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This is almost certainly a name coined in English. War Hill may be a
corruption of *Ward Hill, referring to a look-out point or a place
where watch was kept.
Cnoc an Bhairr an extra name in Irish, Point of Barr, An Bhairr, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, War Hill is the 136th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference O16900 11300, OS 1:50k mapsheet 56
Place visited by: 751 members, recently by: RosieMc, Courin, rhw, MartMc, MeabhTiernan, taramatthews, orlaithfitz, maoris, davidrenshaw, Prem, Lidia27, Carolineswalsh, MichaelButler, Tuigamala, Shaina
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.2539, Latitude: 53.139683, Easting: 316900, Northing: 211300, Prominence: 69.5m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 716823 711331
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)
Notes on name: Price's suggested Irish derivation for War Hill, whilst possible, seems rather tautological and is not backed up by any Irish attestations. Barr is itself a common term denoting a hill and is usually the first element in names, e.g. Barr Trí gCom (Baurtregaum), Barr na Coilleadh (Barnakillew), etc. Also "hill of the top" seems a strange way to describe War Hill, since it's really only a lower outlier of Djouce. An alternative is that the name was created in English, and this is supported by a reference to a battle on War Hill in a letter written on 15th December 1838 by Eugene O'Curry. “In the Townland of Lackandarragh in the Powerscourt Parish they shew a place called the Churchyard, but it does not retain the least vestige of either a church or churchyard. Some say that it was the place of sepulture of persons killed in a battle fought between the English troops and the O‟Tooles some three hundred years ago. This battle was fought on War Hill, immediately overhanging this Churchyard, on the opposite side of the river.” Of course, one would expect these events to give rise to "Battle Hill", rather than "War Hill", so this suggestion must also be treated with caution. More likely is that the name has been corrupted from *Ward Hill, and that watch was kept on this hill either by shepherds or soldiers. The village of Warcop in Westmoreland, England, provides a parallel for this. It is also named from a hill, with the first element believed to be reduced from ward- to war- [Concise Dictionary of English Place-Names, Eilert Ekwall, p. 497]. The form Cnoc an Bharda is provided here as a translation into Irish of "Ward Hill". It is not to be understood as an attested historical form. Nor does it have any connection to the word bard meaning ‘poet’.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: WrHl, 10 char: War Hill

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Gallery for War Hill (Cnoc an Bharda) and surrounds
Summary for War Hill (Cnoc an Bharda): Small cairn, big view and sapping heather.
Summary created by simon3 2011-11-06 22:53:03
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Picture: The perfect dome of War Hill from Djouce.
War Hill has huge views over Wicklow. If you approach it from the Maulin side these come as a great relief after tramping up its 1km heather covered north eastern side.
Sitting as it does mostly behind other summits as viewed from roads, probably the main reason people will come to it is as part of a bigger circuit.
This could start at Crone Wd (O1920 1417) (Crone Wood carpark) or some of the access points for Djouce such as A (O168 078). It is possible to walk directly to it from the vicinity of Sheepbanks Bridge B (O159 096) on the R759 over rough boggy ground.
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Member Comments for War Hill (Cnoc an Bharda)

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padodes on War Hill
by padodes 21 Nov 2008
Every time I climb War Hill, I am reminded of the old Romans’ notorious lack of imagination. Just as they could sometimes find no better way of naming their sons than by using bare numerals (Primus, Secundus … Quintus, Sextus…), those who gave this hill its Irish name, Cnoc an Bhairr, the Hill of the Top, could hardly have chosen a less imaginative name either. Perhaps, though, that very bareness says it all. You cross this top because you’re on your way somewhere else, and you don’t linger on its windswept, waterlogged waste. The photo gives an impression of this. It’s a snap of the rather apologetic ‘summit cairn’ at C (O1689 1133) (taken facing northwards, so no prize for guessing the direction of the prevailing wind). The one redeeming feature of this hill is its NE spur, however. Running in the direction of Maulin, it offers excellent views and provides a very enjoyable ridge walk on winter days when it sparkles with frost and its frozen patches of bog moss are like pools of green glass, or in the late summer when you find clouds of little butterflies rising from the heather at every step. At times like that, it’s hard to believe the asphalt world of Dublin can be so close.

Although ‘War’ is only a meaningless transliteration of the Irish (Cnoc an) Bhairr, I have read that warring activity did, in fact, take place on the slopes of this hill between English troops and the O’Toole clan, back in the XVI century. The bodies of the fallen are said to have been buried at Lackandarragh, in nearby Glencree Valley. A stretch of the Wicklow Way, along Glencree River, runs through this very area, in the shadow of Knockree. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/129/comment/3457/
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Picture: Sugar Loaf and the Irish Sea
The Poor Relation
by march-fixer 27 Feb 2012
Not the most visited summit by the looks of it, as most access is either from Tonduff, Djouce or the Luggala direction. But this is part of its attraction! It has not been pounded into submission. Coming from the Tonduff direction there is a nice pull up the north eastern slope.

War Hill is unfortunately overshadowed in more senses than one by its neighbours to the north and south, but even so it has a pretty cairn at the summit and lovely views. There is a much better chance of seeing wildlife around here than the more busy tracks. But be warned there is no shelter of any sort to sheild you from the elements at the summit.

There are nice views down the back of Djouce to the south and south west and east over Dublin Bay. If you keep your eyes peeled there are plenty of deer to the south and west. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/129/comment/6701/
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Picture: The jungle of bracken along the Dargle valley
Battling with the vegetation
by mcrtchly 26 Jul 2010
As the weather wasn't too promising we decided to take a short afternoon walk in the Wicklow Mountains close to home. The 1979 Irish Walking Guides (East) describes a circular route from carpark at Djouce woods which takes in Djouce Mountain, War Hill and then follows the Dargle River past the Powerscourt Waterfall. This seemed an ideal walk for an afternoon.

The first part of the walk up Djouce Mountain is straight forward with a well defined path. From the summit of Djouce there is a less distinct path which runs first west then NW following a line of old iron posts towards War Hill (passing the impressive 'Coffin Stone' on the way). From the top of War Hill the route then goes NE towards the Dargle valley and here the problems began. Firstly the path becomes very unclear (and we eventually lost sight of it) and secondly we encountered an extensive growth of bracken along the floor of the Dargle valley. In places the bracken was over head height and with no path to be seen we had to forge our own way through. This was quite hard at times as our feet become tangled in the undergrowth or we tripped on unseen boulders which were masked by the bracken. After over a 1.5km struggle through the bracken we reached the Wicklow Way where it crosses the Dargle River and decided to call it a day by following the Wicklow Way back SE towards our car parked at Djouce Woods.

In the end this turned out to probably the most unpleasant walk that we have undertaken in the Wicklow's and certainly would not recommend the walk in Summer when the bracken is growing. It would be especially difficult and perhaps dangerous for children during this time of year. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/129/comment/5974/
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Picture: Eastside of War Hill
josvanderlinden on War Hill
by josvanderlinden 9 Jun 2008
7th of June: War Hill, the first hill to climb on my two day hiking trip in the Wicklow Mountains. Headed West from the footbridge near the Powerscourt waterfall and followed the Dargle river. Climbed to a rock formation on the East side of War Hill with a view on the Great Suger Loaf and Djouce Mountain. Not that spectecular and a really slow and boggy climb. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/129/comment/3166/
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Warhill similar to Djouce for views but not as grande
by YoungJohn 29 Jul 2010
Did this boggy topped Mountain as part of Paddy Dillons Walk No.1. Great views and similar to CSD, this mountain has views akin to Djouce but not as grand. It is worth doing and I stuck to the ancient iron fence post line as Dillon describes. A tiny 'lake' at its summit rivals Slieve Elva's in the burren for size! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/129/comment/5979/
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