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Wicklow Area   NW: Mullaghcleevaun Subarea
Place count in area: 116, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 474mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mMullacor 657mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 714mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 523mKnocknacloghoge 534mLuggala 595mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSleamaine 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 682mDuff Hill 720mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 531mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mKilmichael Hill 267mSlievefoore 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 794mLugnaquilla 925mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carrigvore Mountain An Charraig Mhór A name in Irish (Ir. An Charraig Mhór [PNCW*], 'the big rock') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 682m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O12270 10142
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Longitude: -6.323459, Latitude: 53.130277 , Easting: 312270, Northing: 210142 Prominence: 67m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 712194 710173,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crgvr, 10 char: Carrigvore
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Carrigvore is the 140th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigvore (<i>An Charraig Mhór</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Carrigvore from the SE
 
High boggy ridge SW of the Sally Gap.
Short Summary created by simon3, march-fixer, Dessie1  27 May 2013
The Sally Gap crossroads O1301510996 A at the intersection of R115 and R759 is an ideal start point for a short trip up Carrigvore.The summit can be reached by taking a 223 deg true heading from the crossroad all the way to top,roughly 1.1 km. A large granite laden summit awaits with fine 360 deg views.A great point to start a good circuit of hills with Gravale, Duff Hill, Mullagcleevaun East Top and Mullaghcleevaun within reach.
Another starting point, particularly if you are doing the a longer circuit is to start at the Kippure Centre at around O085141 B.

The large rock outcrop at the summit provides a lovely viewing point and even has a water font carved into the top of the highest rock - not sure about the quality of the water though! Would be a magnificent sheltered spot of a sunny day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/133/comment/4893/
 
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padodes on Carrigvore, 2008
by padodes  23 Sep 2008
Carrigvore stretches out a slender finger northwest into the Liffey Valley. At its tip, it touches the unique area of Coronation Plantation. From what I gather, this was one of the first plantations in Ireland and goes back to the 1830s, when the landowner, the Marquis of Downshire, decided to have trees planted here for the betterment of his estate. It takes its name from the coronation of William IV in 1831. You will come upon a rather unexpected obelisk at O 0958 1290 C (see photo), which commemorates this project of afforestation. The weathered inscription is partly illegible at present, but I have seen one historian describe it as saying: “Coronation Plantation, Lordship of Blessington, County of Wicklow. This plantation in the Brocky Mountains of 500 Irish (acres) laid out by the Most Honourable the Marquis of Downshire”. From what I have been able to decipher myself, however, the cramped wording on the stone would run somewhat differently.

The trees in the plantation, some of which are visible in the photo, are stately Scots pine in open groves, with here and there an intermingling of oak. Since the average life of a Scots pine is 350 years, those in Coronation Plantation are now into the second half of their natural cycle. Although they have grown well in Wicklow’s acidic soil, it appears they haven’t been able to propagate as they would in their Highland home, and so are doomed to disappear.

This whole area, I think, is often missed by walkers who are intent on getting to the top of nearby Carrigvore, Gravale or Kippure, but there’s a lot of enjoyment to be had here, too, wandering aimlessly over the wavy moor-grass from grove to grove, on the lookout for red squirrel, or following a fringe of trees downstream, along the tumbling course of a youthful Liffey. It’s an enjoyment that, a handful of generations hence, will have ceased to be. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/133/comment/3334/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigvore (<i>An Charraig Mhór</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
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I'll be back!!
by Dessie1  19 Jul 2010
Climbed Carrigvore on the 28-5-10 on a very changeable evening.Took the straight forward route from Sally's Gap (R115/R759 road) at the crossroads travelling SW direction all the way to the top (1.1 Km). Ground was good underfoot almost "carpet like" in places and an easy 25min trip up to summit. Started for Gravale to the SW but due to a sudden change in weather from sunshine to very threatening dark cloud decided to call it a day and made for a return to base before the rain gear was tested! A lot of care was required on the descent as the Mountain had a few hidden gems in the form of large holes hidden nicely on the slope which would gladly have swallowed my leg up to the waist!.Will go for the full Carrigvore,Gravale,Duff and Mull circuit on my return next time as the view from Carrigvore teased a nice trip. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/133/comment/5959/
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Rocky top
by padodes  27 May 2013
The cheerless winter sunshine behind the granite tor that gives its name to Carrigvore (Carraig Mhór) may not look very inviting, but the tingling, icy conditions of the last few weeks have created some of the best walking conditions I can remember along the ridge that extends from here, by way of Gravale and Duff Hill, to Mullacleevaun East. The hard hand of Jack Frost has even turned the notorious peaty trenches around Gravale into dazzling crusty avenues of access. The problem with this walk is, of course, its linearity. Unless you can arrange another car at the end, there is little alternative but to retrace your steps to Carrigvore. The possibility of dropping down to the roughly parallel Military Road, as suggested in another comment, is a brave attempt at circularity, but I’m not sure it is one that appeals very greatly to weary feet shod in stiff mountain boots.

Starting from the parking area (and occasional dump) at O 1376 0876 D, just south of the Sally gap, it is exactly 2 kms as the crow flies, and almost as the walker walks, to the summit of Carrigvore. . Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/133/comment/3516/
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csd on Carrigvore, 2003
by csd  23 Mar 2003
Carrigvore is a quick trot up from the Sally Gap. You're helped enormously by the fact that the road is already about 500 m above sea level, so the 682 m peak is easily attained. The slog up is pretty uninteresting, but the summit itself has an interesting rock formation and a deep pool (see below). This picture shows the summit with Gravale in the distance. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/133/comment/390/
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sinbadw on Carrigvore, 2005
by sinbadw  2 Dec 2005
We started from the car-park off the Military road at grid Ref O1372008800 E and angled straight for the top of the hill. The circa 2 km distance took longer than expected (approx 40 Mins) due to a combination of a bracing gale in our teeth and numerous peat trenches . Once we had established that the rock formation and the pool were still there we turned towards Gravale and set off. The overall route we took can be seen in my additional posting. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/133/comment/1425/
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