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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 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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Mullaghcleevaun Mountain Mullach Cliabháin A name in Irish
(Ir. Mullach Cliabháin [], 'summit of the cradle/basket') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 849m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O06763 07049
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Longitude: -6.40668, Latitude: 53.103616 , Easting: 306763, Northing: 207049 Prominence: 374m,  Isolation: 1.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 706691 707080,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghcl, 10 char: Mlghclvn
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Joyce says it is named after a cradle-like depression near the top, presumably the one occupied by Cleevaun Lough.   Mullaghcleevaun is the second highest mountain in the Dublin/Wicklow area and the 19th highest in Ireland. Mullaghcleevaun is the second highest point in county Wicklow.

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Picture: Mullaghcleevaun (right) and its ridge to the east top.
High flattish summit reached by many interesting routes.
Short Summary created by simon3  24 Sep 2011
Mullaghcleevaun and its East Top can be thought of as a 1km east west ridge. Walking between the two gives gives views of much of the Wicklow uplands and a nearer view of Cleevaun Lough, a bog enclosed lake nestling into a corrie to the north.
Mullaghcleevaun can be reached from the north via Black Hill starting from O045 109 A (2h30 round trip) or from around O192 050 B under Carrigshouk the SE ridge, taking around 2h round trip. It's also an important link when heading from the Sally Gap to Tonelagee which will take you over the boggy southern ridge with the slight rise of Barnacullian. It's easiest to walk on the east side of this. Be aware that the Glenmacnass River may become impassable quickly in rain. Linkback:
Geo on Mullaghcleevaun, 2009
by Geo  23 Mar 2009
The terminus of our Sunday walk on March 22 2009. Took about 3.5 hours from Sally Gap and 3 hours return by the same route. Ascending to the trig point from Mullaghcleevaun East, you will be glad to have favourable weather as you can pick your way upslope hard to the right to avoid the awfull peaty mud. If its misty and you have to follow a bearing its best stay on the bearing as going too far north to avoid the muck will bring you close to a bluff overlooking the corrie lake of Cleevaun Lough, which is a gorgeous little jewel set in the massive head of Mullaghcleevaun itself. A couple of memorials up here to look at as you wander around the summit trig point. Linkback:
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Picture: Cleevaun Lough frozen solid during our recent arctic weather
Cleevaun Lough
by senior  7 Mar 2011
Cleevaun Lough frozen solid during our recent arctic weather Linkback:
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Picture: Lokking back at Mullaghcleevaun on route to Moanbane
pplsgod on Mullaghcleevaun, 2009
by pplsgod  29 Sep 2009
Climbed Mullaghcleevaun via Carrigshouk and the East Top on the 26th September 2009. Decided to traverse across from Carrigshouk to Ballyknockan. There is a nice pub called the Lakeview Lodge where I parked my car in the morning and got a lift back to the start point of Carrigshouk at O192 050 B

The climb to Carrigshouk itself was relatively straightforward, the ground on the day was dry and made climbing a lot easier. From the summit I took a moment to get my bearings and then proceeded north-west to Mullaghcleevaun east top. The cloud had descended around me by the time I was nearly at the summit but thankfully the ground was easy to walk along.

For those of you who geocache there is one hidden not far from the east top summit so I spent a few minutes looking for this. From here I then went due west trying to avoid descending too much ground before heading to Mullaghcleevaun itself. Due to the thickness of the cloud at this time I was at the summit in no time as the hike over from the east top is relatively straightforward .

Mullaghcleevaun was busy on the day as I ran into a walking club on the summit so I didn't hang around too long, sadly due to the cloud cover the views were hidden on the day. From here headed down to Billy Byrne's gap before heading upto Moanbane summit. The clouds had dissipated at this point and the view of the reservoir by now was excellent.

Took the relative short walk across to Silsean which due to the broken nature of the ground took longer than anticipated. The route up and indeed most of the summit has been destroyed by quad bikes making the hike a tougher slog than it would normally have been. Be sure to take care if the weather is wet.

From here it is descent all the way to Ballyknockan. Its a long descent and I found it tough on the feet so take a little extra time. Refer to the Mullaghcleevaun traverse on the walks list of this site for more info. Overall start to finish took 4.5 hours and well worth a little preparation with a 2 car set up. Linkback:
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simon3 on Mullaghcleevaun, 2002
by simon3  30 Sep 2002
Mullaghcleevaun at 849 metres is the second highest mountain in Wicklow, after Lugnaquillia. Claude Wall said "[it].. commands the great plains to the north and west for an immense distance, the northern half of Leinster and the distant heights of Connaught and Ulster being visible on a clear day." On the north-east side of the summit, there is Cleevaun Lake. Often this is shrouded in mist, its wet surrounds making a cold place to rest before the steep ascent onto the summit. The day the picture was taken, at the end of an Indian Summer in Sept 2002, the clear view can be seen. Linkback:
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Pádraig on Mullaghcleevaun, 2004
by Pádraig  13 Jun 2004
During the recent run of dry weather I climbed Mullaghcleevaun. Leaving the car in Gelnmacnass car park I walked up the Military road for some 2.5 miles to reach Carrigshouk. Having walked around this hill, you are given clear access to Mullaghcleevan East Top. Take some of the sheep paths through the heather and it will direct you on a hassel free approach. From East Top the gentle walk to the top of Mullaghcleevaun is straight forward (particularly in such dry weather). Once on the summit, it's nice to make a stop and maybe offer a prayer at the memorial for the An Oige members who died back in the fifties. On the descent I headed in the direction of Tonelagee (south). The stretch of land to Barnacullian is very unusual as there are great fissures in the bog resulting in a slow and time consuming trek. In some parts I came across crevasses that were nearly twenthy feet deep and fifteen feet wide. To stray into one of these would certainly give you a bit more than a sprained ankle. So, as you can imagine, there was a lot of doubling back and trying to find a different route. With a leap of imagination you could almost feel that you were trying to negotiate the Khumbu Icefall (or at least a boggy version of it). I'm sure this route could be somewhat dangerous in wet weather or in poor visibility. Anyway, once you hit Stoney Top, the pleasure of Tonelagee awaits. Linkback:
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