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Wicklow Area   W: Cen Lugnaquilla Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
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 Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff 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 718mMoanbane 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 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 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Lugnaquilla Mountain Log na Coille A name in Irish (Ir. Log na Coille [IPN], 'hollow of the wood') County Highpoint of Wicklow in Leinster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Aphyric granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 924.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T03209 91777
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Longitude: -6.464643, Latitude: 52.967149 , Easting: 303209, Northing: 191777 Prominence: 905m,  Isolation: 1.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 703135 691812,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lgnql, 10 char: Lugnaquila
Bedrock type: Aphyric granodiorite, (Percys Table Granodiorite)

Presumably the name is transferred from some nearby hollow to the mountain itself. Price has a useful note to this effect, but is unable to determine the hollow in question. There are three valleys in the vicinity: Fraughan Rock Glen to the north-east, the South Prison to the south-east and the North Prison to the north-west. The first two are both forested nowadays. The summit is marked as Percy's Table, named after a local landowner of the 18th century. Cf. Dawson's Table on Galtymore. P.W. Joyce gave the original form as Log na Coilleach, 'hollow of the (grouse) cocks'. However this seems doubtful. It does not show the urú which would be expected. Nor is the name connected with the deity Lug.   Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain in the Wicklow area and the 12th highest in Ireland. Lugnaquilla is the highest point in county Wicklow.

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Picture: Below Lug's summit with south prison in background
paganji on Lugnaquilla, 2006
by paganji  14 Dec 2006
My first ascent of Lug today, weather was fantastic for april, 18 degrees C!! Brought my dad along for the walk. He found it easy, and I have to agree with him. We ascended from glenmalure through Fraughen Rock Glen, and back down to glenmalure via Clohernagh, and Arts Lough. No time wasted in 4.5 hours.
Im sure next time I will try a more difficult longer route. Linkback:
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Picture: Me atop the summit
grizzly on Lugnaquilla, 2009
by grizzly  17 Dec 2009
We left From the bottom of Fraughan Glen early in the morning to make the most of the light. We took the path right to the back of the glen and then went straight up along the course of the waterfall. The left side of the fall is like a natural staircase for the most part. Once at the top of the fall we headed WNW in the direction of Cannow Mountain to skirt the steep stuff and get onto the plateau for the walk to the summit. Up here at the 600m line the cloud cover was pretty thick with visibility ranging from 10 to 30 metres in parts. On making the summit we sat down for lunch in the lee of the trig point cairn. The temperature at the summit was 1 degree c with a windchill factor of -11 DEGREES! we didn't stay too long!The original plan had been to descend to cloghernagh and walk back up the Avonbeg river bank to the hostel but the viibility dropped a good bit so we opted to retrace our ascent back down. This route took us six hours in total including stops for navigation and lunch. Total walking time was about 5 hours.A great walk but certainly only for those with a bit of navigational experience as it would be easy to get disorientated and lost up in the cloud. Linkback:
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murphysw on Lugnaquilla, 2005
by murphysw  31 Jan 2005
Around the middle of September last a group of 5 of us decided to bag Leinsters highest peak. We parked in Glenmalur at about T088920 starA. The zig-zag path is very obvious from the road but to reach it you have to pass through land which belongs to a roadside bungalow and what appears to be an older cottage behind it. The owner of the bungalow said it was ok to cut across her land. The climb up the zig zag path is steep enough and unfortunatly it peters out at its end, so some scrambling is required to reach the Carrawaystick Brook Valley. When you reach this the valley opens out in front of you with two ridges either side of you. We headed over to the ridge on our right which is part of Clohernagh. Unfortunatly there is a barbed wire fence to be crossed here. Also, a word of warning. The ground is very lumpy and boggy. Some of the lads were only wearing runners and suffered for it. Boots are a must on this mountain. Its not like Djouce where you can get away with wearing runners. We headed up towards the summit of Clohernagh and found the going to be surprisingly steep in places although the ground did become drier the higher we got. About the time we became level with Kelly's lough across the valleys, a vicious rain storm whipped down over the top of Clohernagh, which we were delighted with, but it only lasted a few minutes. We skirted around the top of Clohernagh, although one of our party did make a quick detour to the cairn-topped summit. Wish I had to, it being one of only four 800m summits in Wicklow of course. After Clohernagh, the going gets easier, although it does get very exposed. Theres also a rough path on this ridge to the summit, presumably created from frequent use. The cloud level was about 900m, but it did obligingly lift for about 5 minutes while we were at the summit, although the view was still a bit hazy, but nonetheless great. The summit has a large cairn (handy for shelter), a tatty Irish Army notice, and a dial pointing the way to other summits. The clouds returned as we left the summit (Be Careful: The South Prison is not that far away!) We got down to the valley floor fairly quickly. We were looking for the path marked on the O.S. Map (No.56) at about T070915 starB but there was no sign of it at all and we reached the banks of Carrawaystick Brook looking for it. This time when we encountered the barbed wire fence we found a gate, if anyone is looking for it, its not far from the Brook (if my memory serves me right). We now encountered our main problem, trying to reach the zig-zag path. I wonder if there is a way down from the valley to it. As it was we had to scramble down onto it on our backsides to reach it, and got a grand collection of scratches to remember the hike by! We left the car at about 11 a.m. and got to the summit at about half two and were back to the car at about 5. A great hike, but need to get a better pair of boots! Linkback:
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des carroll on Lugnaquilla, 2002
by des carroll  22 Oct 2002
Climbed from Glen of Imall and came back by Slievemaan and Ballineddan on 13/10/2002. A wonderful day! When I got back to a washed-out Dublin, nobody would believe that we had a fine dry day! This approach is very safe for a group. Linkback:
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Picture: Lug 24 December 2005
dmg on Lugnaquilla, 2009
by dmg  14 Mar 2009
A View of the trig pillar on Lug on the 24th December 2005. The whole summit was covered in snow and ice! I even had ice forming on my eyebrows! It was mild in Glenmalure even warm for December. Linkback:
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scannerman on Lugnaquilla, 2009
by scannerman  15 Sep 2009
climbed it yesterday in brilliant sunshine and light winds , were only a few people on the mountain as it was late afternoon.great views of the blackstairs and waterford beyond....
the early evening light up there was pretty something, a special quality Linkback:
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