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Wicklow Area   NE: Djouce Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 474mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mMullacor 657mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 714mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 523mKnocknacloghoge 534mLuggala 595mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSleamaine 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 682mDuff Hill 720mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 531mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mKilmichael Hill 267mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 431mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 397m
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 652mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794mLugnaquilla 925mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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War Hill Mountain Cnoc an Bharda A name in Irish
also Cnoc an Bhairr an extra name in Irish
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.
Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 684.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O16900 11300
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Longitude: -6.2539, Latitude: 53.139683 , Easting: 316900, Northing: 211300 Prominence: 69.51m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 716823 711331,   GPS IDs, 6 char: WrHl, 10 char: War Hill
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

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’.   War Hill is the 133rd highest place in Ireland.

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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/129/comment/5974/
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