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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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Picture: High fliers
padodes on Lugnaquilla, 2007
by padodes  12 Sep 2007
The bright sunshine over Wicklow last Saturday, 8 September, didn't only entice walkers high into the hills. On top of Lugnaquillia, I was surprised to see a considerable flock of martins - more like a swarm of bees - skimming over the summit and down the steep grassy slopes of the South Prison. The photo was taken at a point along the craggy edge, not far from the trig pillar, and only gives a pale idea of the activity. It's very unusual to find members of the swallow family feeding at this altitude in the hills. Even if they are accomplished high fliers, they usually prefer the richer lowlands. Linkback:
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Picture: Snowshoeing up Lugnaquilla through wind blown snow
mcrtchly on Lugnaquilla, 2010
by mcrtchly  10 Jan 2010
We climbed Lugnaquilla from the Glen of Imaal on Saturday 9th Jan. 2010. The road in from the N81 was quite icy and snow covered but managed to get as far as Fenton's pub to park. The snow on the walk up was quite soft in places and sometimes knee deep. We were wearing snowshoes on the ascent and were not too troubled by deep snow. Snow was being blown off the surface on the slopes and there was an icy blast on the summit - we could only stay about 20 minutes on the summit due to the severe wind chill. Used our crampons on the descent. Ascent from Fenton's took about 3 - 3.5 hrs and the return about 1.5 hrs - not bad considering the conditions. Linkback:
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akto on Lugnaquilla, 2005
by akto  25 Jan 2005
Climbed Lug on Saturday with two friends starting from the Glenmalure car park. Rain and bad visibility the whole way up. Rain changed to snow on the summit plateau and visibility deteriorated even more. White out. Very cold and wet but an exhilirating climb. To be repeated in clearer weather... Linkback:
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chris england on Lugnaquilla, 2003
by chris england  8 Jan 2003
Last weekend brought the first flurries of snow to the hills on the first full weekend of the year. To celebrate four of us headed for the North Prison of Lugnaquillia.
It's funny how a covering of ice and snow can make even Lug look Alpine. Linkback:
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Picture: Climbing on snow covered ice
mcrtchly on Lugnaquilla, 2010
by mcrtchly  2 Apr 2010
We did the main gully on North Prison yesterday (1st April). On the walk in from the gate at the end of the road from Fenton's there was almost continuous snow (although most of the snow below Camara hill had melted on the descent). The trip to the base of the gully was slow (about 4 hours) due to deep snow in the valley and corrie of the North Prison. The gully itself was full of ice and snow but was melting as we ascended with small chunks of ice falling off and flying down past us. There was mostly slushy granular ice in the gully covered by a layer of fresh snow, this was poorly consolidated in places giving some anxious moments. There was more solid snow and ice in the upper part of the gully. It was not possible to kick steps and I had to cut steps most of the way up, hence it took quite a while to ascend (over 2 hours). Linkback:
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Pádraig on Lugnaquilla, 2004
by Pádraig  2 Mar 2004
I climbed Lugnaquilla for the first time today (I'm new to the hillwalking scene), taking the traditional route from Fentons Pub over Camara Hill and upwards. In spots the route was steep. In parts it was also bleak, maybe due to the fact that the wind was blowing a gale over some exposed sections. Trekking over the frozen stretches of bog was almost a timeless experience - by that I mean you could remain in the present day or let your imagination transport you back to maybe Celtic times (the scenery lends itself to this). Reaching the summit had a more alpine feel to it as there was a healthy scatttering of snow and visibilty was down to 10/15 yards. The bit of snow really adds to the sense of achievement. All in all I had a great day!
Even the laneway from Fentons (I believe it's called the Banana Road) had a certain mystique to it - it had a kind of Lord of the Rings feel to it. Looking forward to doing it again in the near future! Linkback:
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