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Wicklow Area   S: Croaghanmoira 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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Croaghanmoira Mountain Cruachán Mhaigh Rath A name in Irish, also The Mottie an extra name in English (prob. Ir. Cruachán Mhaigh Rath [PDT], 'little stack of Moira') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T09922 86504
Place visited by 379 members. Recently by: peist, oreills8, No1Grumbler, Bissboy, Louise.Nolan, declantb, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Pepe, wallr, groe, GerryCarroll, Teresa-ms, MarkHetherington, loftyobrien
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Longitude: -6.366549, Latitude: 52.918437 , Easting: 309922, Northing: 186504 Prominence: 209m,  Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 709848 686538,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghnm, 10 char: Crghnmr
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Maulin Formation)

Also called the Mottie. The second element in Croaghanmoira is most likely from the title of the Earl of Moira who had lands in the vicinity of Greenan. Papers of the Kemmis family record that Thomas Kemmis purchased lands in the area around Greenan in 1805 from the Right Honourable Francis Rawdon Hastings, Earl of Moira. Croaghanmoira stands above Greenan and would clearly have been part of this estate. It would thus be the Cruachán on the Earl of Moira's land, prior to the sale of the land in 1805, in contrast to Croghan Kinsella, which lies about 10 miles to the S.   Croaghanmoira is the 173rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghanmoira (<i>Cruachán Mhaigh Rath</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Croaghanmoira from its North Top
 
Conical peak with sweeping views in southern Wicklow Uplands
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Peter Walker, simon3  17 Mar 2021
Croaghanmoira, with its distinctive pointed summit, is visible from many vantage points and equally offers widespread views - from Sugarloaf to Mt. Leinster and a lot in-between. It's the highpoint of a private estate and care needs to be taken when selecting a route.

N. Start at Drumgoff Gap [T08752 87588 A] where there is ample space to park and you also benefit from an elevated starting point. Follow the obvious track which brings you to the forest corner at T09406 86978 B. From here either follow the trail alongside the forestry edge or head straight up the NW ridge to the summit, the ground getting steeper as you go. Allow 1hr
SE. Park about 200m W of T11304 85578 C and walk E to the bridge, From here be prepared for a steep slog up Ballinacor Mt. from where it's a relatively easy walk over to C. This is a 4k walk which should take 60 to 90 mins.
NE. Park at T10204 89297 D and aim for the Fananierin ridge from where it's a very fine walk. 90mins+

W. It's possible to access the mountain via the forestry to the W but is an inferior route that might best be used on a day of high winds. One option is to park at T08551 86760 E in the N or at Mucklagh bridge to the S and to follow tracks until you reach a spur at T08835 86432 F, From here head ENE through the deforested lands until you pick up the aforementioned trail from Drumgoff Gap.
Notable tracks incl. track/4163, track/3780 and the longer track/1285. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/4928/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghanmoira (<i>Cruachán Mhaigh Rath</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: 131 degrees panorama of Wicklow Mountains from Croaghanmoira.
e2rd on Croaghanmoira, 2010
by e2rd  9 Mar 2010
I live nearby so I visit this summit quite often. Stunning view over the whole Wicklow Mountains range. There's a number of ways to climb it but I tend to use the shortest one. Not too familiar with grid references yet, but wanted to share this picture with you. It's stitched from a number of photos. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/4489/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghanmoira (<i>Cruachán Mhaigh Rath</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Trig Pillar
 
Views, glorious views
by paulocon  21 May 2012
Nothing really much to add to what's here already. A handy walk of about 4km return using forest tracks from the West. Superb views on top (and I was particularly lucky to get the one good evening in the middle of a really bad spell of weather). Anyone know what the triangular looking mountain is in the background of the included picture? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/6811/
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milo on Croaghanmoira, 2003
by milo  4 Apr 2003
This summit is at the southern edge of the Ballinacor estate, a traditionally managed game estate. Parties ascending Croghanmoira should avoid disturbance to the lands north and east of it, including Ballinacor summit and the valley below. Approaches from the South or West should be OK. It was always possible to go to Fananierin Mountain via the ridge, but there is lately some notice restricting the use of the exit track onto the Military Road fron the saddle immediately north of that summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/424/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghanmoira (<i>Cruachán Mhaigh Rath</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: looking toward the blackstairs from croaghanmoria
a gem in south wicklow
by scannerman  29 Aug 2011
climbed moira yesterday afternoon, great walk, great weather....and apart from a lone deer, not a sinner to be seen or heard, super climb with superb views..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8IU4f-CHlM Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/6491/
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Picture: Croaghanmoira
 
rhyse on Croaghanmoira, 2006
by rhyse  20 Feb 2006
No great views from atop Croaghanmoira today but worth the walk. Looks like a vehicle track all the way to the top (and around the top!) is being established - perhaps for more of the dreaded plantations. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/2190/
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