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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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Djouce on Lugnaquilla, 2002
by Djouce  23 Oct 2002
Climbed Lug with a group up via Fraughan Rock Glen and down via Cloghernagh and Art's Lough. Time taken 6.5 hours with a few breaks. It was a beautiful September day. I had a
dip in the stream in Fraughan Rock Glen afterwards. I jumped in and a mink shot out. I don't know which of us was more surprised. Linkback:
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robinb on Lugnaquilla, 2003
by robinb  14 Dec 2003
Bivvied on the summit last friday :-) 5th December 2003.
Incredible walk up from Glen of Imal over Slievemaan. Once above the thick fog the peaks of wicklow rolled out in front of us under the full moon. Woke up in the morning to thick wet fog on the summit. Exited via Carmabolouge -> Table Mountain -> Lough Firrib and down to St Kevins Bus in Glendalough for 4pm.

The mountain views GPS Coordinates were put to test on my GPS by downloading the whole wicklow area, and yes Simon, thanks, they were all bang on! Linkback:
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Picture: View from Camarahill (approach to Lugnaquilla)
Nairb on Lugnaquilla, 2010
by Nairb  10 Mar 2010
Climbed Lugnaquilla from Fentons pub last Sunday 7th March 2010, it was a beautiful clear sunny day without a cloud in the sky but a little chilly at times with the wind factor. Lugnaquilla still had quite a covering of snow as you can see from the photos! Went up Lug from Fentons pub (see below for directions to Fentons from Dublin) Btw next door to Fentons pub is an army information office where you can pick up a map for free. From Lug went in NW direction to Camenabologue and from there cut across back towards Fentons pub (marked Route 1 on the army map).
Went up from Fentons pub, follows are directions to Fentons pub from Dublin.

Direction to Fentons Pub:
If you're coming from the M50 heading southbound, take the Tallaght exit (N81) towards Tallaght, and carry on along this road through Blessington.

Approximately 8 miles after Blessington you will see a rather shabby pub on the left called the Old Toll House and a signpost off left for Donard. Turn left here and continue for about 1.5 miles until you reach Donard.

In Donard village itself, take the first left and then an *immediate* right (it's a kind of staggered crossroads) and continue for another 3 miles until you reach a Hostel which will be on your left hand side.

Carry on past the hostel, only a few hundred yards, and take the *first* road on your right to Knockanarrigan (not signposted unfortunately)

After another 1.5 miles you'll get to the crossroads at Knockanarrigan where you turn left.

Fenton's pub is about a mile further on, on the right hand side. There's plenty of parking, but it can get quite busy sometimes Linkback:
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pplsgod on Lugnaquilla, 2010
by pplsgod  23 Feb 2010
Climbed Lugnaquillia on Sunday 6th September 2009, setting out from the Baravore carpark at Glenmalure at T066942 A then crossed the footbridge across the Avonbeg river. Went along the gravel track to the Youth hostel then shortly afterwards turned left along the uphill track. Followed the track that skirts the Benleagh forestry upto the Fraughn Rock glen. Proceeded up along the side of the river gully, gets more difficult and steeper the further up you get. Took a bearing south from the plateau at the top of Fraughan Rock glen then climbed up a steep (unnamed) stream gorge which will bring you to T044 927 B

The weather really took a turn for the worst at this point as we made our way towards the summit of Lugnaquillia. We continued due south before turning due west and proceeding up the easier ascent upto Lug summit. Before the summit however there is a dog leg turn which on a day like today is very difficult to see so care is needed. Even with gaiters and all waterproof gear on the wind and rain was still getting in so by the time we reached the summit we were completely saturated

We didnt hang around long as the weather was only getting worse so we decided to take the slightly longer but safer descent via Camenabologue - due north of Lug. Skirting the Glen of Imaal artillery range as shown on OS Map No. 56 is the safest route to follow, however this ground in the wet conditions is extremely tough going and boggy. Be prepared for a slog.
The hike upto Camenabologue was relatively straight forward from a navigational aspect but the ground was extremely muddy and made progress slow. From Camenabologue head due north and at T022 967 C hand right onto the track known locally as the Table mountain track. This track heads directly back to the Baravore Carpark. Total time was 6 hours stopping twice for short tea breaks. Will come back another time hopefully in better conditions. Linkback:
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Picture: Below Lug's summit with south prison in background
paganji on Lugnaquilla, 2006
by paganji  14 Dec 2006
My first ascent of Lug today, weather was fantastic for april, 18 degrees C!! Brought my dad along for the walk. He found it easy, and I have to agree with him. We ascended from glenmalure through Fraughen Rock Glen, and back down to glenmalure via Clohernagh, and Arts Lough. No time wasted in 4.5 hours.
Im sure next time I will try a more difficult longer route. Linkback:
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Picture: Me atop the summit
grizzly on Lugnaquilla, 2009
by grizzly  17 Dec 2009
We left From the bottom of Fraughan Glen early in the morning to make the most of the light. We took the path right to the back of the glen and then went straight up along the course of the waterfall. The left side of the fall is like a natural staircase for the most part. Once at the top of the fall we headed WNW in the direction of Cannow Mountain to skirt the steep stuff and get onto the plateau for the walk to the summit. Up here at the 600m line the cloud cover was pretty thick with visibility ranging from 10 to 30 metres in parts. On making the summit we sat down for lunch in the lee of the trig point cairn. The temperature at the summit was 1 degree c with a windchill factor of -11 DEGREES! we didn't stay too long!The original plan had been to descend to cloghernagh and walk back up the Avonbeg river bank to the hostel but the viibility dropped a good bit so we opted to retrace our ascent back down. This route took us six hours in total including stops for navigation and lunch. Total walking time was about 5 hours.A great walk but certainly only for those with a bit of navigational experience as it would be easy to get disorientated and lost up in the cloud. Linkback:
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