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Wicklow Area , S: Croaghanmoira Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle L, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Croaghanmoira, 662.3m Mountain Cruachán Mhaigh Rath A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. Cruachán Mhaigh Rath [PDT], 'little stack of Moira') The Mottie an extra name in English, Cruoughanranala, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Croaghanmoira is the 176th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference T09921 86502, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 466 members, recently by: Padraigin, rhw, Sophie-Hayes, Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney, Courin, MeabhTiernan, knightsonhikes, Hjonna, MarionP, davidrenshaw, Magic, Prem, Carolineswalsh, ConMack23
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Longitude: -6.366576, Latitude: 52.918445, Easting: 309921, Northing: 186503, Prominence: 208.7m,  Isolation: 1km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 709846 686539
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Maulin Formation)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghnm, 10 char: Crghnmr

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Gallery for Croaghanmoira (Cruachán Mhaigh Rath) and surrounds
Summary for Croaghanmoira (Cruachán Mhaigh Rath): Conical peak with sweeping views in southern Wicklow Uplands
Summary created by CaminoPat, simon3, markmjcampion, Peter Walker 2022-11-01 17:12:56
            MountainViews.ie picture about Croaghanmoira (<em>Cruachán Mhaigh Rath</em>)
Picture: Croaghanmoira from its North Top
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.

NW. Start at Drumgoff Gap [A (T08752 87588)] 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 B (T09406 86978). 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 BCreen Bk (T11304 85578) 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 MlRd Fan (T10204 89297) 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 MilRd Croagh (T08551 86760) in the N or at Mucklagh bridge to the S and to follow tracks until you reach a spur at C (T08835 86432), 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/4928/
Member Comments for Croaghanmoira (Cruachán Mhaigh Rath)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Croaghanmoira (<em>Cruachán Mhaigh Rath</em>)
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/6811/
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Picture: 131 degrees panorama of Wicklow Mountains from Croaghanmoira.
e2rd on Croaghanmoira
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/4489/
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milo on Croaghanmoira
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/424/
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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: mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/6491/
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Picture: Croaghanmoira
rhyse on Croaghanmoira
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/168/comment/2190/
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