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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
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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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Picture: Galty Mountains
simon3 on Lugnaquilla, 2008
by simon3  28 Jun 2008
On 15th June 2008 there was a cool, gentle northern wind which seems to have settled the dust and allowed long distance views. Nearer places like Mount Leinster and Croghan Kinsella were clearly visible along with parts of the Mournes, much of the Welsh coast (160km away) and the view of the Galty Mountains (133km away) below. The furthest place I have been able to identify in the photos from that day was Arenig Fawr at around 183km in Wales.

On a photographic note, this sort of distant summits picture is tricky because of the extremely low contrast between sky and land. The camera used was set up to output in 14 bit raw mode with a graduated neutral density grey filter to reduce sky brightness and this gave a smoother result though by no means perfect. Linkback:
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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:
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csd on Lugnaquilla, 2003
by csd  21 Apr 2003
Did the Baravore - Fraughan Rock Glen - Ballineaskea - Lugnaquilla - Benleagh - Fraughan Rock Glen - Baravore circuit today (21/04/2003). There is some nice gentle scrambling at the back of the valley above Fraughan Rock Glen. Visibility at the summit was down to less than 15 metres at times (typical for Lugnaquilla!) so the GPS came in handy until the batteries ran out! It's very easy to be pulled into the artillery range if you're fog-bound and aiming for Benleagh (the slope pulls you that way), so be careful. The area between Lug and Benleagh is quite magical - not a man-made object in sight. We got within 80m upwind of some deer (binoculars made it look like they were right in front of us), before they bounded off to hide in the peat hags. One of the nicest walks in the Wicklow Mountains. Picture shows the summit cairn and trig pillar in the fog (its usual state!) Linkback:
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Picture: Panaramic view of Lugnaquillia from Glenmalure
Miguel on Lugnaquilla, 2007
by Miguel  8 Aug 2007
Approach along the forest track from Glenmalure through Fraughan Rock Glen. I love the approach to Lug from here as it gives a great view of whats to come. Linkback:
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Picture: Most spectacular Trig point to date :D
brrrr that's a bit cold!
by LizzieMurray  1 Jan 2013
Happy New Year 2013! What an awesome day to conquer the mountain I have feared most to date. Didnt sleep a wink last night for fear of the unimaginable happening.. Took this from The Artillery Office passing by Imaal Br and heading on up Camara Hill. Was a good trot up there to get us ready for the real slog that is the highest point in Leinster. Although this is generally classed as The Tourist route.. Do not get complaisant.. It is a slog especially when you get to the main gully up towards the plateau before heading for the summit. It was a pretty much straight run all the way and in the fog and extreme cold we hit today at the plateau made it quite difficult to find the Trig but we soldiered on and found it. Froze a little whicl having a well deserves cuppa and sambo and headed back to the car. Was a most enjoyable day out and an awesome way to kick start the New Year :D Linkback:
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Picture: At the top with our bikes !
julieng on Lugnaquilla, 2007
by julieng  16 Apr 2007
Yesterday, Tibault and I climbed the Lugnaquillia with our montain bikes. It was a very long ride with lots of parts where we had to carry the bike.... But it was worth it ! And the weather was also amazing ! Linkback:
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