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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, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 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 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 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 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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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: 924.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T03209 91777
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Longitude: -6.464643, Latitude: 52.967149 , Easting: 303209, Northing: 191777 Prominence: 905m,  Isolation: 1.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 703135 691812,   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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How's Your Concentration?
by Pepe  23 Sep 2016
Climbed up from Froughan Rock Glen, more or less aiming directly for the ridge rather than taking the path off and around to the right. This beeline route was strenuous, like going up three very large and steep steps rather than the more genteel circuitous path. The hardship was worth it though - a nice clear day up top. One thing must be said: coming down in clear conditions was a doddle until we (I had picked up two companions on the summit) reached the top of the falls above Froughan Rock Glen. This last descent was very tricky, slippy rocks underfoot, the ground littered with felled trees on soft soil. We thought we'd never get down. We all went slipping and sliding (and witnessed the same thing happen to others). Going up this route seemed none too challenging, just your normal ascent, but going down is a different matter. High concentration levels required by all! Linkback:
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Leinsters highest
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
I have climbed Lug from both the Glen of Imaal side on the West and from the Glenmalure side on the East. If you are only planning on climbing Lug once, I would recommend doing it from the Glenmalure side.

Parking at the end of the Glenmaleur valley at T06644 94204 starA, this route follows Fraughen Rock Glen, up the North Prison to the summit. Making a bit of a looped walk of this, we descended the spur going along by the South Prison to Clohernagh. Thinking it too steep, we went down the East spur of Cloghernagh which meant a horrible trek through some heather and gorse for about a kilometer. It was only as we got near the splendid Arts Lough we could see looking up a more direct route down at T06008 92381 starB, rather than going down the spur. After Arts Lough, a short steep descent will bring you back to the road at Fraugheen Rock Glen. Simply follow this back to the car park. A well earned pint at Glenmalure Lodge awaits. Linkback:
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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 starC 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 starD

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 starE 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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