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Wicklow Area   Cen: Glendalough South 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 652mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 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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Mullacor Mountain Mullach Mór A name in Irish (Ir. Mullach Mór [PNCW*], 'big summit') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 660.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T09245 93916
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Longitude: -6.374119, Latitude: 52.985168 , Easting: 309246, Northing: 193916 Prominence: 98.23m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 709170 693951,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlcr, 10 char: Mullacor
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

The séimhiú of mhór is odd, since mullach is usually masculine and so one would expect 'Mullach Mór'. Price recorded the pronunciation 'Mullawore'. Theoretically, it could be Mullach Corr. However, in addition to the difficulty of explaining the cited pronunciation, corr as an adjective in place-names usually means 'pointed' rather than 'round', which would certainly not be appropriate for the dome of Mullacor.   Mullacor is the 178th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Mullacor (<i>Mullach Mór</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Mullacor from the NW.
A rounded, boggy peak on a ridge betweeon two fine valleys.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, simon3  6 Mar 2021
Mullacor is a busy, rounded peak that sits between Glenmalure and Glendalough. The high footfall has meant for a lot of badly eroded footpaths – it can be quite a quagmire. This aside, it's a worthwhile trip for the fine views of surrounding hills and valleys.

NE Park in the environs of Glendalough and pick up the start of a trail at T11149 96363 starA - from here you've options.
a) Follow good forest tracks to T11330 95687 starB and take a steep path through the heather to the summit of Derrybawn. Follow the SW ridge for about 1.5km and turn right when you meet the Cullentragh-Mullacor ridge. Expect v. mucky ground en route to M. 2Hrs+
b) Take tracks to T10922 95702 starC and follow a well-defined trail to The Spink and on to Lugduff SE Top. Head SE along boggy trails down to a broad col and on up to M. 2hrs+
c) Stay in the valley following forest tracks in a roughly SW direction that will eventually bring you to the col that lies to the WNW of the summit. 1.5hrs+

SE. You can also start from the Shay Elliot Memorial at T12998 92190 starD and follow tracks over Cullentragh [1.5hs] or you can park at the Glenmalure Hotel car park and walk up the road to T10790 91132 starE from where you can pick up forest tracks to the SE shoulder of M. [1.5hrs+]

SW. Park at T08064 92779 starF and follow the Wicklow Way as it zig zags up the slopes, eventually leaving you at the col to the WNW of the summit with the aid of railway sleepers. [1.5 hrs]

Notable tracks incl. track/2259, track 2361 and track/4040. Linkback:
brenno on Mullacor, 2008
by brenno  18 Mar 2008
Not a comment on Mullacor per se this, but sadly a comment on the detritus that some wallkers are leaving behind them on the saddle between Mullacor and Lugduff - in the clearing just where the Wicklow Way goes into the forest on the way back to Glendalough. It might be because the circuit of the Spink and back to Glendalough via the WW is becoming more and more polular but this clearing is a mess - discarded tea bags (why can't people make their tea before they come out on the hills), banana skins, some plastic bottles and more
People - these bits of rubbish might eventually decompose (I'm not sure if tea bags even do) but what about "leave no trace". It's no big deal to take your rubbish back to the car with you - there's loads of bins in the car park in Glendalough. Linkback:
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djouce on Mullacor, 2003
by djouce  29 Nov 2003
Good views from the top over Glendalough valley. Can be climbed with Lugduff from Glendalough car park. Walk along the northern shores of the lake, cross the river, head up the
slope to the top of Lugduff, on to Lugduff SE Top and over the boards to Mullacor. Then descend via Derrybawn to Glendalough. Time needed about 4 hours. Linkback:
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Spiderman on Mullacor, 2008
by Spiderman  26 Feb 2008
Well this was only my second outing (ever) and after walking the Spinc last week we decided to up the ante on Sunday last. From the car park at Glendalough we walked to the foot of Derrybawn and ascended from the turn at the bridge directly up to the next path. As a first 'climb' and out of breath we waited where unfortunately one of ours was unable to continue and thus lost six of our number back to the Spinc. Ten souls (including Simba the Sheltie) continued upward to the summit through the heather. With six novices (+ Simba) we found the going tough enough but the view from the summit was beautiful. After a short stop for lunch – which seems to be that much more satisfying after a climb – we traversed the windy ridge toward Mullacore.

Mucky booted and with a sable Sheltie which now looked more like a long haired fox, complete with black undercarriage(!) we slowly made our way up a boggy Mullacore and reached the summit now three hours after beginning the trek. Satisfying! The descent was slow enough but there was a bit of traffic coming our way all complete with smiley faces. We reached the boardwalk which denotes the Wicklow Way. After a short stop for refreshments in the forest we made our way back to Glendalough where we met up with the rest of our number.

As a novice I’m not sure if this is what is necessarily required by way of prose from our walk. Constructive comments would be appreciated. Thanks. Linkback:
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Picture: Mullacor central with its complex forestry central and Lugduff SE to the left.
Mullacor: whaleback above Glendalough and Glenmalure.
by simon3  25 Feb 2022
Mullacor and its eastern ridge make a flattish whaleback shape, very obvious from this southern view. Linkback:
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Picture: Mullacor summit cairn.
csd on Mullacor, 2005
by csd  25 Mar 2005
The approaches to Mullacor are becoming badly eroded. Picture shows the small summit cairn surrounded by typical boggyness! Not much to see in the mist, but as Mullacor has one foot in Glendalough and the other in Glenmalur, it offers great views of both when it's clear. Mountain Views's GPS co-ordinates are within 30 metres of the actual summit. Linkback:
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