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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725.5mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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Keadeen Mountain Mountain Céidín A name in Irish
(Ir. Céidín [OSI], 'flat-topped hill') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 653m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: S95394 89764
Place visited by 348 members. Recently by: GerryCarroll, therealcrow, kieranbyrne85677, Teresa-ms, Hallamshire, conormcg, wallr, LauraG, nevgeoran, the-wren, mickhanney, pinchy, Gergrylls, Turlo143, abcd
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Longitude: -6.581498, Latitude: 52.950512 , Easting: 295394, Northing: 189764 Prominence: 334m,  Isolation: 1.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 695323 689800,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KdnMnt, 10 char: KdnMntn
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

Keadeen Mountain is not obviously flat-topped either when seen from the N (Church Mtn) or from the contours on the map. Céide can also mean a path, way or a place of assembly, fair site, etc. One of these other meanings may be relevant in this case. As it is a townland name, it may not refer to the mountain originally.   Keadeen Mountain is the 192nd highest place in Ireland.

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GWPR on Keadeen Mountain, 2003
by GWPR  7 Apr 2003
From Blessington continue on the n81 to turn left for Donard.
In Donard go left and next right to pass the Youth Hostel on the left.
Take next right to Knockarrigan. Now follow signs for Dwyer/McAllister Cottage.
Park in small Car Park opposite cottage.
Leave Car Park and follow road to right to reach forest track on left.
Follow forest track and at first bend enter wood to follow edge of wood.
Where the wood ends on your right there is a track all the way to the summit.
The summit has a scattered cairn and a trig point.
The walls circling the Brusselstown Ring , the biggest ringfort in Ireland , can be seen to the NW. It was constructed in the Iron Age to guard the entrance to the rich farmland of the Glen of Imaal.
To the East Lugnacoille and it’s neighbours are impressive.
From the summit head south following a fence and later a stone wall
to reach Carrig which has a small cairn. The view back to Keadeen is beautiful.
On my way back I saw this beautiful butterfly! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/430/
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Pádraig on Keadeen Mountain, 2004
by Pádraig  2 Mar 2004
Climbed Keadeen on 27 February 2004. Great steep little climb and a smashing view of Lug from the summit. Nice with a bit of snow thrown in for good measure!
Ideal way to pass a few hours or to build up stamina for bigger ventures. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/872/
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bneville on Keadeen Mountain, 2009
by bneville  26 Oct 2009
Went up Keadeen today with the kids. Started out from Dwyer/McAllister car park and up forest path about 200m down the road from car park (via sheep pen). Talked with local farmer about the heavy rain in recent days. Followed forest road to turning circle, then about 50m further on turned left up a steep rough forest road. At junction with green older forest track (S95631 91167 A) we stayed left but if you could also go straight for an easier approach. Once the road left the trees we cut right up along the stone wall, over a stile and straight up to the top - tough going on the heather for even a hardy 8 year old. Great views all round. Returned by a timber posted boundary fence from cairn - steeper but quick. Cut back via aforementioned green forest (S95462 90903 B) to arrive back original forest road. Then had fun trying to get round full pen of sheep without upsetting them too much. Not another soul on the mountain and Fentons quiet also. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/4233/
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A view to a hill!
by Dessie1  18 May 2012
Climbed Keadeen on 11-5-12.Parked at Dwyer/McAllister Cottage car park which has enough room for 6-8 cars easily at point S96611 91266 C and walked roughly 200m NW back up the roadway to a gate at point S96370 91455 D.Follow track over a few fences for about 300m until the track forks left and right.Take the right track and follow the switchbacks all the way up through the forest until it reaches the clearing.From there (S95617 90306 E) it is a steep enough 1km slog SW uphill to the summit (S95395 89766 F)which contains a large cairn and a trig pillar located a few metres away.Spectacularly expansive 360 deg views of the Wicklow mountains await(Weather permitting!) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/6805/
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nohoval_turrets on Keadeen Mountain, 2002
by nohoval_turrets  21 Oct 2002
Climbed this one hot Summer day and had a snooze at the top. Met a nice friendly horse on the way back. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/167/
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Don't bring your Granny up Keadeen ...
by Pepe  4 Sep 2017
... Not at the moment anyway. Why not? I’ll get to that. But first the getting up. The cluster of keep-out signs mentioned by Voodoonoel at the track entrance are off-putting, including one which declares something like ‘No Unauthorised Entry’. If you ignore the signs there is a gauntlet of three locked or tethered gates to be clambered over before the track curves into the trees.
The steep uphill path on the LHS has become narrow and overgrown. Plenty of stooping and dodging called for, not easy with wet foliage slapping into you and slippery damp underfoot conditions. A tree is down halfway up the path. It appears to be, well, reinforced a bit to make it even more of a barrier. At this stage I was thinking somebody was trying to block access. However it’s possible to skirt around this tree on the left as you ascend. The path is a severe enough climb. To cap it all, when you reach open ground up high the stile is broken but it’s easy enough to get over the barbed wire fence. If access is not an issue then whatever authority looks after this place needs to work on the path and clear the overhanging branches blocking the stile – oh and fix that stile, too.
One big surprise lies in store up top. Just before the trig and cairn area, I thought for a moment I was looking at the outline of a passage grave, maybe ten or twelve metres in length. Closer scrutiny revealed it to be, in fact, a gigantic phallic symbol. I kid you not. Whoever put it there went to the bother of removing flat stones from the cairn to create a huge cartoonish penis. I am not making this up. I considered taking a photo of it from the cairn but the elevation isn’t high enough to reveal the true nature of this crude creation. Maybe it’s an art installation – more likely it’s what kids get up to when they’re bored during the long holidays. So don’t bring your granny up Keadeen – she’ll write you out of her will. As for treating grand-auntie Sister Josephine to a mountain walk on her day out from the convent, naw, forget it, bring her somewhere else. Afternoon tea in some sedate location, perhaps. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/19715/
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