Lugnaquilla 925m mountain, Dublin/Wicklow Wicklow Mountains Wicklow Ireland at
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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 North-West 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 661mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh 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 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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a 'sundial' worth seeing
by YoungJohn  25 Sep 2011
I parked at the end of the road into Glenmalure. I met a couple of Ulster Men with their sons who advised me of the route up the fraughan glen. I always seem to meet Ulster Men on Irelands highest. I walked over the cement bridge where I turned right, up passed the Hostel where I shortly turned left up a forestry road, rounded a bend after a bit. I then saw the fraughan glen ahead. I followed the track to its end and then a rough track just about following the stream/waterfall (majestic!). Then across a boggy/soggy open space, following sheep tracks to avoid puddles. A small rise and then east across another swampy piece again following a feint track until I found the shoulder to ascend up to a wide 'ridge' and upwards to Lugnaquilla. A September day that did not dissappoint! Great views slightly dimmed by clouds and mist. Really taken by the 'sundial' showing all the different peaks...this is a great idea a pity there aren't more like it elsewhere. Linkback:
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Picture: Contrasting climates - separated by just 45 minutes
Weather warning...
by Colin Murphy  6 Nov 2012
If ever a warning was needed of the changeability of Irish weather, especially in the mountains, I experienced it here on Lug. Having just walked from Corrigasleggaun in brilliant, mild autumnal sunshine, 45 minutes later I reached the summit of Lug in what seemed like arctic tundra conditions - snow covered, near zero visibility, biting wind. Ah the fickle Irish climate... Linkback:
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Picture: View down into the Fraughan Rock Glen
Lug in the sun
by Groad  22 Jul 2013
Climbed Lug last Saturday 20th July 2013 for the first time in about 30 years, couldn't have asked for a finer day! Parked at Baravore ford and came up the Fraughan Rock Glen route, up by the waterfall, and on left to the saddle and up to the summit, then down by Cloghernagh and the zigzags back to the Glenmalure valley floor. Simply stunning. Linkback:
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Don't Take any Shortcuts Back Down The Mountain!
by Eugbug  1 Oct 2013
I climbed Lugnaquilla with a friend in March 2004 and took the shorter but steeper route from the car park near the ford over the Avonbeg river at Glenmalur. The steepest sections on this route are the climb along the stream which flows down along Fraughan Rock Glen and the rocky area north east of the summit. Visibility was excellent at low level on the day, but by the time we reached the cairn on the summit, cloud had closed in on the peak. It was getting late so we didn't stay long on the summit. I had the coordinates of Art's Lough stored in my GPS unit and we took a short route back to this point and descended via the steep slopes of the south eastern flank of Fraughan Rock Glen. Not a recommended route as it is treacherous with lots of boulders, covered with sphagnum and bracken and easy to fall into a hidden hole between rocks. Linkback:
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Picture: Do not pass!
Signs! of Winter
by eamonoc  24 Nov 2013
Friday 22/11/2013. Faced with a choice today, Gibbet hill in Wexford 64km away, nearest summit to me listed on Mt Views that I have yet to climb or climb Lug Na Coille once again, I have been on Lug on numerous occasions since 1979, the last time being April of this year after a week of heavy snow when I ascended by the main gulley of the Nth Prison. Friday was a glorious day with not a breath of wind in evidence at the summit Cairn and visibility was fantastic with a light covering of snow on the summit plateau, all summits in Wicklow were visible as well as the Blackstairs, Slieve Blooms, the devils Bit and further south to the Knockmealdowns and Galtees and so on the list was endless. Heading towards the Nth prison I noticed that there are three new warning signs on the summit plateau just above the Nth Prison, these were not there in April I was a bit dissapointed as I feel these are not necessary and are a blot on the landscape? See attached photo of one the signs. Linkback:
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Picture: Large cairn at summit
Dwyer country
by Kennyj  21 Apr 2015
Have had this one on the hit list since going up there with a group out of Aghavannagh last year,today I tackled it from the Glen of Immall.Parked at Fentons pub and followed the good track all the way up.Stiff enough in places but on a day like today it made no difference.Distance 13.7 km,ascent 804m,Descent 744m,time taken 3hrs 42 mins Linkback:
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