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Wicklow Area   W: Baltinglass Subarea
Place count in area: 115, 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 501mLittle 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 357mSeskin 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

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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 351 members. Recently by: march-fixer, loftyobrien, No1Grumbler, declantb, GerryCarroll, therealcrow, kieranbyrne85677, Teresa-ms, Hallamshire, conormcg, wallr, LauraG, nevgeoran, the-wren, mickhanney
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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 191st highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Keadeen Mountain in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking across to Keadeen Mt. from Ballineddan Mt.
 
A worthwhile climb.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  23 Jul 2012
Park at the Dwyer/Mc Allister cottage car park S9663491281 A and walk NW along the road for some 350m to a track on the left. Follow this along to S9567491347 B where a narrower forestry track leads off left (S) steeply uphill. Some way along this track, at a fork, keep right and follow the track straight ahead and alongside the line of an old moss covered stone ditch (on the right). This leads up to open ground. Turn left and follow the forest edge up to pick up the start of an old raised stone ditch going S steeply uphill. Follow up to it's end S9562590300 C. Turn right and go some 500m along more gentle, heather covered ground, to gain the substantial summit cairn and then the high point, marked by a trig pillar some 100m further along. Return by way of ascent, a walk which can be comfortably completed in under 2.5 hours. For a longer circular route go SE along the road from the car park for 2.5k to S985895 D. Follow the southern edge of the forest up W over Slievereagh (531m) and then SW for some 300m before swinging W and then NW up the shoulder of Keadeen Mt. From the top descend by the first route described in this summary to complete the circular walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/4946/
 
Track entrance - No Trespassing
by Voodoonoel  15 May 2016
The track to the left through the gates now has No Trespassing and farm activity signs on it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/18522/
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Western Views
by csd  14 Jul 2012
Because of Keadeen's somewhat isolated position at the western edge of the Wicklow mountains there are some great views from the top. Here's Balineddan, Slievemaan and Lugnaquilla (in cloud as usual) viewed from Keadeen. We came up the western side from Ballinabarry Gap (S985 895 D) handrailing the forest at first and then following the heavily eroded track the rest of the way to the summit. Sadly the track has been badly cut up by scramblers/quad bikes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/717/
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GWPR on Keadeen Mountain, 2003
by GWPR  7 Apr 2003
Keadeen Butterfly. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/431/
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evelyn on Keadeen Mountain, 2004
by evelyn  25 Jun 2004
I've climbed Keadeen twice from Ballinabarney Gap, once I've left my car there, it's just the mountain and me, unlike many of the other mountains in the Wicklow area, it's not such a popular mountain to climb. That makes it all the better for the rest of us who know what fantastic views you can get once at the top, and you have it all to yourself! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/1000/
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Picture: approaching the top
Alternative route
by ewen  1 Oct 2017
Many people are finding the usual route from the Dwyer/McAllister cottage a bit offputting with the signage etc.
An alternative route is to start at the forest road entrance at the Ballinabarney gap S9846089524 E Room for 3 cars.
Follow the forestry road, always taking the left hand fork until you reach the end of the road at S9701590064 F. You will see a track that leads to a gate and a fence. The fence is damaged so best not to cause any further damage' Go through the gate and turn left up the track keeping the fence on your left until the corner where the fence turns left S9679189791 G. There is a well worn track heading up hill that leads directly to the top of keadeen.
There is evidence of previous break ins at the forest gate, broken glass etc so it wont be as secure as the car park at the cottage. Still, there don't seem to be any access issues. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/186/comment/19734/
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