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Wicklow Area   S: Croaghanmoira Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
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 East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff 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 719mMoanbane 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 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
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 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Croaghanmoira North Top Mountain Cruachán Mhaigh Rath (mullach thuaidh) A name in Irish, also Mullach an extra EastWest name in Irish Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 579.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T09452 87379
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Longitude: -6.373249, Latitude: 52.926413 , Easting: 309452, Northing: 187379 Prominence: 34.44m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 709377 687415,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghNr, 10 char: CrghnmNrth
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Maulin Formation)

Croaghanmoira North Top is the 339th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Croaghanmoira North Top (<i>Cruachán Mhaigh Rath (mullach thuaidh)</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The north top with the main summit on the right.
Simple ascent to secondary top
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  27 Aug 2019
There is parking at a Coillte forestry entrance at T08752 87601 starA. Cross the road to the gate marked 'Private Property'. Despite this sign, another sign inside states that responsible walkers are welcome, but to stick to the track. This summit is really only a shoulder of Croaghanmoira, but can easily be done in isolation. Simply follow the track directly east for about 1km, taking you to the col. It continues on to the main mountain, but also branches off about 400m north to the secondary top. The summit area is just a broad, heathery bump with no marking, but with fine views all around. Return journey to car, 50 minutes. Linkback: Picture about mountain Croaghanmoira North Top (<i>Cruachán Mhaigh Rath (mullach thuaidh)</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Brown heathery slope of Croaghanmoira North Top
Heathery Wicklow hump
by wicklore  10 Jul 2015
Croaghanmoira North Top is an easy summit to reach as it is close to the road which runs south from Glenmalure, and has a good track most of the way up. It will most likely be combined with Croaghanmoira for a compact walk, or extended along the Fananierin ridge (A spur running north from Croaghanmoira North Top) to take in Fananierin also. There is parking for a few cars at a Coillte forestry entrance at T08752 87601 starA.

From the car cross the gate and pause to read the interesting notice board that explains that walkers are allowed to walk here if they keep to the track, and that shooting occurs occasionally to control rodents and other ‘wildlife’ management. The track crosses the heathery shoulder of Croaghanmoira North Top, which is really just a few minutes up the slope to your left. Follow the track as it climbs gently for about a kilometre to the col between the North Top and the main Croaghanmoira summit. Now either continue to follow the main track alongside the forestry to aim for Croaghanmoira and Ballinacor, or else turn left (north) to quickly reach the summit of Croaghanmoira North Top. This is an unremarkable typical Wicklow heathery hump in itself, with no cairn or other summit marker, but it has wonderful views to the west and north.

This summit is all contained in the Ballinacor Estate, and the requests in the sign at the start of the walk should be respected to ensure ongoing access for walkers. However the proliferation of quad bike scars on the Fananierin ridge and the slopes of Ballinacor indicate that this is a problem and that these other upland users don’t pay any attention to requests.

Croaghanmoira North Top may likely have already been climbed by anyone climbing Croaghanmoira but in my case I hadn’t as a Croaghanmoira – Ballinacor circuit many years ago had bypassed it for reasons of time. If it is been climbed on its own it will take less than an hour return. Linkback:
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Information for walkers using Ballinacor Estate
by hibby  21 Aug 2021
Parked at the Coillte forest entrance at Drumgoff Gap at T08752 87601 starA. A short distance inside the entrance gate is a sign (pictured) with information for walkers using the Ballinacor Estate, including a map showing permitted walking routes. This includes the walk along the ridge to Fananieran as well as the route to the summit of Croaghanmoira. Linkback:
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Picture: A beautiful Peacock butterfly
A feast for the eyes
by Colin Murphy  27 Aug 2019
I saw about thirty or more of these butterflies on my ascent of this top, attracted no doubt by the masses of blooming heather. A little research informs me that it is a Peacock Butterfly, notable not only for its striking colour, but also as it is one of the number of butterfly species with 'fake eyes' on their wings, which give the impression of a larger creature and warn off possible predators. Evolution...eternally fascinating! Linkback:
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