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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, 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 501mLittle 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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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
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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 Wicklow area and the 12th highest in Ireland. Lugnaquilla is the highest point in county Wicklow.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lugnaquilla in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The formidable gully of the South Prison
 
A mountain with lots to offer!
by Bunsen7  28 Mar 2017
Since starting my hillwalking in 2015 I have been up Lug a number of times. Mostly it has been totally misted over by the time I reach or just after reaching the summit. Once it mists over the mountain can prove more difficult to navigate than expected as it is such a broad hulk with many routes for descent. It can be disorientating. GPS is recommended if possible. Definitely have a map and compass.

The routes I've taken are ascent/descent of Camara Hill (February), ascent of Clohernagh/descent via Fraughan Rock Glen (October), Ballineddan/Slieve Mann (February), Table Track from Glen of Imaal and ascent Ow valley-South Prison/descent Carrawaystick (May).

All that and I still haven't seen Art's Lough up close and a variety of other noteworthy features. The "Tug of lug" huh?

The Ballineddan track was fast in winter conditions.

If you follow the Ow valley route from the south east there are of course a few choices when you reach the South Prison. The more challenging option our group took was to go up the large gully (which a pal of mine referred to as McAlpines Back Passage - though East-West maps use this name for a cliff on Benleagh). It would be typical of this particular pal of mine to take the more challenging option!

Others have commented on this route. This is a steep route clambering over boulders with lots of water runnning down and is only for those sure of foot and of hardy disposition (we got wet and were challenged at various points). There is a large boulder field at the base of the gully. As you progress up the gully there are a number of "obstacles" - these are surmountable but can be a challenge to retain three points of contact if you're not very tall. In particular there is a large slippery black rock that can require a jump depending on conditions. Once you start going up the gully it is not advisable to retreat downwards. It is not a descent route and would be absolutely treacherous in winter. Everything in moderation I suppose! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/18633/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/3271/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/14969/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/895/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/1644/
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mscl on Lugnaquilla, 2007
by mscl  9 Feb 2007
Looking up to snow covered summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/13/comment/2610/
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