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Dublin Area , N: Naul Subarea
Feature count in area: 18, by county: Dublin: 16, Wicklow: 7, Kildare: 1, of which 6 are in both Dublin and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW, EW-DM, EW-WE, EW-WW
Highest Place: Kippure 757m

Starting Places (77) in area Dublin:
Allagour Road, Ballinascorney Golf Club, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Barnaslingan Wood, Bohernabreena North CP, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Cabinteely House, Cannon's Corner, Carrickgollgan, Castelkelly Bridge, Clonkeen Road South, Cloon Wood Cp, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Cruagh Forest Recreation Area, Cruagh Road Hairpin, Curtlestown Wood CP, Dunnes Bank, Enniskerry, Fernhill Estate, Gap Road, Garadhu Road, Glencree Reconciliation, Hell Fire Wood CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilgobbin Lane, Killakee Car Park, Killiney Hill Carpark, Kilmashoge Forest CP, Kilsaran Quarry, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knockbrack, Knockree west, Lackan Wood S, Lamb Doyles, Laughanstown Luas, Lee's Lane, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lynch's Park Road, Marley Park CP, Novara Avenue, Bray, Old Wicklow Way entrance, Pavilion Theatre, Pine Forest Road, Putland Road, Raheenoon, Rathmichael RC Church, Rathmichael Wood CP, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seahan 265', Seahan 300', Sean Walsh Park, Seefin Trailhead, Shankill Byrnes Bar, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Slademore Road, Sraghoe Brook, St Catherine's Park, The Lamb Hill, The Scalp, Tibradden Forest Recreation Area, Tibradden Lane, Ticknock Forest, Vance's Lane, Wyattville Close

Summits & other features in area Dublin:
N: Howth: Ben of Howth 171m
N: Naul: Knockbrack 176m
S: Dublin South East: Carrickgollogan 275.2m, Glendoo Mountain 585.1m, Killiney Hill 153.5m, Knocknagun 555.3m, Montpelier Hill 383m, Prince William's Seat 553.5m, Tibradden Mountain 466.2m, Two Rock Mountain 536m
S: Kippure & Kilbride: Corrig Mountain 617.1m, Kippure 757m, Seahan 647.3m, Seefin 620.6m, Seefingan 722.9m
S: Saggart: Cupidstown Hill 378.6m, Knockannavea 400.8m, Saggart Hill 396.9m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockbrack, 176m Hill
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, Dublin County in Leinster province, in no lists, Knockbrack is the 1435th highest place in Ireland. Knockbrack is the most northerly summit in the Dublin area.
Grid Reference O15360 59398, OS 1:50k mapsheet 43
Place visited by: 46 members, recently by: Ansarlodge, hibby, benjimann9, Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney, Carolyn105, childminder05, Beti13, annem, trostanite, mountainmike, Dee68, bigmac63, briankelly, abcd
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.258921, Latitude: 53.57188, Easting: 315360, Northing: 259398, Prominence: 97m,  Isolation: 18.2km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 715314 759408
Bedrock type: Shale, sandstone, limestone, (Walshestown Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc178, 10 char: Knockbr176

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Summary for Knockbrack : A short and easy trip off the M1.
Summary created by Harry Goodman 2014-06-02 11:04:05
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Picture: The top - A small island of uncultivated ground
If approaching from the M1 leave it at J6. Park off road at a wide double gated entrance to a field KBr (O15262 60153) and take a wide stoney track up to a fork. Keep left and follow up to another gate and out on to another field. If it is sown out, to avoid disturbing the crop, follow it around by it's right edge and out onto a third field. The trig. pillar marking the top of the hill lies a short way into this field and sits on a small uncultivated raised island of grass and heather A (O15390 59391). If crops are sown or unharvested at the time of visit take special care not to disturb them in the short walk out to the top. There is an expansive view out N and W across the flat Meath countryside and S to the start of the Dublin Hills. Just over 1.5km up and back. If in the area near Naul or passing J6 on the motorway it is only a short detour in both time and distance to this small hill.
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Picture: Knockbrack summit trig point
Short walk to decent views
by hibby 2 Dec 2023
I'll be honest; I had never heard of Knockbrack until it showed up near the tail end of my "Local 100" list. A little bit of research and I came across the fascinating fact that it may be the only place in Ireland that is visible from England. Full story here:

We visited Knockbrack on 5/11/2023. Parked at the recommended spot at the double gate KBr (O15262 60153). There's plenty of room to park off the road without blocking the gate. Up a path through the first field, taking a left option where the path splits off to the mobile phone mast. Over a gate into the second field which was planted with a young crop.

Keeping to the right edge of this field made for a very mucky and downright unpleasant walk up along a mucky ditch. Fine views opened up towards the coast, Lambay and Howth, but it was hard to appreciate them under the circumstances.

Finally arrived at the gap into the third field where the summit mound and trig point were just a short distance ahead. Beautiful views of the sea and islands to the east, the central plains to the west, Wicklow and the Mournes looking surprisingly close.

A short walk of less than 2 km return, 38 minutes including time at the top. Linkback:
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Picture: Knockbrack summit 16/08/14
Farming Today
by Peter Walker 20 Aug 2014
Just a brief note that the field surrounding the trig point on Knockbrack is currently very definitely planted (with something that a suburbanite such as myself can't identify...doesn't look like weeds, I know that much) and as such care should be taken to locate the tractor trail leading past the pillar. In the pic the summit is on the summit is pretty much on the skyline where the track meets it. Linkback:
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Picture: Knockbrack Trig
Farmer confusion
by muschi 20 Jan 2014
I parked at KBr (O15251 60134). Crossed the gate and headed up the track, kept to the left, when the track forked, through a gate, into an other field and past the remains of a ring fort and into the next field, where there is a trig pillar.
Met Onzy as I returned to the jeep, he thought I was the landowner and was about to ask permission, when I asked him if he was from Mountain Views. Initially I had thought he was the landowner about challange me for entering his property. Linkback:
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Near Bog 'O' Ring......
by Fergalh 1 Mar 2014
Go south of Naul turn left up road underneath hill. The trig pillar is behind radio mast in adjoining field.

Always ask landowner permission to cross land, never ever damage fences and beware of livestock. Linkback:
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