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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725.5mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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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: 925m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T03217 91756
Place visited by 1612 members. Recently by: Maire-Ni, conormcg, soodonum, womble, eeimly, karoloconnor, LauraG, Paddym99, nevgeoran, colmo23, garybuz, Hjonna, the-wren, deggy66, spailpin
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Longitude: -6.464618, Latitude: 52.96714 , Easting: 303217, Northing: 191756 Prominence: 905m,  Isolation: 1.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 703137 691811,   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 Dublin/Wicklow area and the 12th highest in Ireland. Lugnaquilla is the highest point in county Wicklow.

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padodes on Lugnaquilla, 2008
by padodes  21 Aug 2008
Of the many possible approaches to Lugnaquillia, the one that follows the course of the Ow River (a bit of a pleonasm, since Ow is derived from the Irish ‘abha’) is definitely worth the effort. Starting at Aghavannagh Bridge (T056 861 A), in years gone by walkers were not expressly prohibited from entering the lands to the left, facing upstream, but this changed with the ‘Mad Cow Disease’ episode, and yesterday’s ‘No Entry’ warning is perpetuated by a ‘Private Lands’ sign today. However, not being able to cross this marshy land is no great loss. It’s easier to walk upstream on the opposite side by following the forest track that begins on the right-hand side of the bridge. After an initial curve away from the river, a track branches off to the left and runs parallel to the river until terminating at T042 890 B. From here, the walk continues along the riverbank proper. Alternately wide and narrow, wet and dry, the ground between the rushing water and the forest fence is never a big obstacle to progress. But the ground rises gradually on both sides of the river, while the water follows its course below in what little by little becomes a gorge with steep and then vertical sides. Although the OSI and Healy maps give little idea of the presence of a waterfall, that is what you find at T039 894 C. Here, the river, coming from above, turns 90 degrees to face the beholder before dividing and forming a twin cascade that plunges into the ravine below (see photo). It must be one of the least known and least visited waterfalls in Wicklow. Care is needed along this stretch to avoid a slip. After that, the forest gradually recedes to the right and one comes to the confluence of two feeder streams, the one coming from the head of the valley between Slievemaan and Lug and the other from under the South Prison of Lug. The latter is generally easy to cross, and so the sharp final climb to Lug begins in earnest. Linkback:
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Picture: Summit fever.
A chill wind blowing.
by scannerman  12 Apr 2013
It was the usual story. Exciting plans to forge a new route up the great mound were thwarted by time, tide and deteriorating weather.
So we fell back on the old reliable. Fraughan Rock Glen. I was getting a bit a fed up with this.

The long march began. The upper half of the mountain was white, shimmering and bitterly cold. No sign of spring up here.
Polished, hard packed snow slip sliding all the way to that precipice. It seemed to invite you in.
A biting south east wind approaching gale force was intent on blowing the very life from us. Sometimes it was difficult maintaining a balance.

Perhaps we should get away from this place. Wiser council was suggesting a retreat.

Yet what about the top, the entire point of it all? It's black hump against the white was vaguely visible in the distance.

We kept going.

The icy summit greeted us with a lone traveler sheltering from the wind. Inexplicably, he wore no gloves, I could'nt understand how.

' That mist falls any lower and you'd never find your way off this mountain.' He said getting up. It was'nt just hyperbole. I watched him disappear westward into the clouds.

The air was becoming pretty grim and my thermal gloved hands were frozen stiff.

There was'nt much to see either, faint outlines of lower hill sides in the milky murk. It looked a long way down.

Only a week earlier it would have been possible to go rapidly, non-stop to the bottom, on skis.

But not today, you'd most likely be swallowed by the bog in the glen.

And the wicked wind was picking up. Linkback:
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coynec3 on Lugnaquilla, 2004
by coynec3  22 Mar 2004
Went up Lug from Fraughan Rock Glen a few weeks ago, this is the way to go if you want a walk which is not too difficult after a late Saturday night!!! Here is a photo that was taken on the way down... the weather was fantastic - it is makes a nice change not to be covered in cloud when you get to the top. Linkback:
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Picture: The scarred SW of Lug
simon3 on Lugnaquilla, 2005
by simon3  11 Apr 2005
This is a photo of recent and exceptional environmental damage on the south-west face of Lug. This particular disgrace occurred sometime between 27th March and 11th April 2005. A member of our party had been there on the 27th and said there was no significant track then. Now it can be seen for kilometres. It stretches from Slievemaan, down into the boggy valley then vertically nearly 300m onto Lug. As can be clearly seen from the twin track it was probably caused by one or more quad bikes. Linkback:
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mscl on Lugnaquilla, 2007
by mscl  9 Feb 2007
Looking up to snow covered summit. Linkback:
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Picture: South Prison Central Gully
rjw68 on Lugnaquilla, 2008
by rjw68  17 Feb 2008
If like me you've been up Lug many a time and fancy a new challenge, why not try the central gully in the South Prison. Starts T035915 D Ends T033916 E. This is marked a lot more clearly on the Harvey map. To get there, best bet is climb one of the traditional routes, Fraughan Rock Glen or Arts Lough /Clohernagh and descend the spur running south between Lug and Corrigasleggaun. The route is ONLY worth a crack in good visibility and when there has been a long dry spell as this is the main route for water running off the eastern side of the mountain. Expect a few raised eyebrows when you reach the trig pillar!!! Linkback:
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