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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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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
Place visited by 801 members. Recently by: conormcg, jimmytherabbit, rollingwave, karoloconnor, LauraG, nevgeoran, Andy1287, the-wren, padraigtipp123, conororourke, justynagru, colinwh, therealcrow, padstowe, Gergrylls
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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 20th highest in Ireland. Mullaghcleevaun is the second highest point in county Wicklow.

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skyehigh on Mullaghcleevaun, 2005
by skyehigh  18 Jul 2005
Climbed Mullaghcleevaun via Carrigshouk (an entertaining little ascent, preferable I thought to the track which skirts it) and the East Top. As clouds had descended by the time I reached the East Top, I followed the guide book's advice and headed for the northern rim, such as it is, of the ridge that links the two tops. I found that this route successfully avoided all difficulties, while swirling vapours merely enhanced the unearthly vista of tortured peat hags as I passed by. Following the edge brought a further reward as the clouds briefly parted and Cleevaun Lough came into view. Returning by the same route in poor visibility, locating the summit of the East Top poses a more difficult problem. If you do not carry a GPS, taking a bearing down the slope should work well here. Once over the East Top, the descent is easy. Linkback:
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MickC on Mullaghcleevaun, 2006
by MickC  11 Jan 2006
I took this pic a long time ago (19yrs) on the way from Barnacullian to Mullaghcleevaun and am not sure of its exact location. Is it just below the summit of Mull? I haven't been up Mullaghcleevaun in a very long time and can't remember. It was a beautiful December day as you can see from the pic. Can anyone verify the location? Linkback:
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kaybee on Mullaghcleevaun, 2008
by kaybee  27 May 2008
On undoubtably the best day of 2008 so far weatherwise (May bank holiday Monday), I undertook a most enjoyable walk taking in Mullaghcleevaun, Mullaghcleevaun East Top and Barnacullian summits.

Parking at Annalecka Bridge O05576 01873 A, follow the forest trail clockwise skirting around Carrignagunneen for approx 2.7km where it turns left in a sharp hairpin. Leave the path and go straight through the forest in front and after a 5-minute bash through dense forestry, you'll emerge at a fence and Gowlan Brook which is easy enough to cross with lots of boulders to assist in keeping the footwear dry.

From here, it's a steady 450m ascent NNE through alternating heather, scattered rocks, turf cuttings and large areas of blanket bog for another 3.8km, and one or two false summits thrown in for good measure! It was in the heather on the lower slopes that I met the interesting fellow in the photo - the first lizard I have ever encountered in Ireland, he was about 8 inches long and completely unconcerned about being photographed at very close range!

On the summit itself marked with it's cairn and trig pillar there were beautiful unrestricted views all around, sun beaming down, the peace and solitude...the easy pleasure of enjoying outdoor Ireland on one of our all-too-rare classic summer afternoons....

There are several options for descent: mine took in Mullaghcleevaun East Top and Barnacullian summit and then directly south through the heather (quite rough, mind the ankles!) enter the northernmost tip of the forest and navigate through the dense trees for about 300m until you meet a welcome forest path - which incidentally is not shown in it's entirety on map 56 - and continue SW for about 3km where this path meets with our original outward path approx 300m from the car park.
An enjoyable afternoon's walk - took me up to 5 hours at a leisurely pace with photos, lunch etc., no doubt it can be done quicker than that, but what's the hurry... Linkback:
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brenno on Mullaghcleevaun, 2009
by brenno  29 Jun 2009
Anybody thinking of climbing Mullaghcleevaun and East Top would be well advised to take advantage of the current dry conditions. Did it Sunday from car park below Sorrel Hill - up Black Hill and then on to Mull. The stretch between Black Hill and Mull is usually a swampy nightmare but underfoot conditions right now are not bad. Likewise between Mull and East Top - usually knee deep black bog - is quite walkable. Make the most if while it stays dry! Views from top on Sunday were spectacular Linkback:
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Jim Sheehan on Mullaghcleevaun, 2005
by Jim Sheehan  7 Mar 2005
Sunday 6th March was a magical day to be in the hills. Our party of 10 started from Sorrel Hill carpark and reached the 700m contour on Mullaghcleevaun. We then contoured eastward towards Mullaghcleevaun lake, stopping for lunch and a spot of ice-axe arrest training on an ample patch of firm snow. On to the lake which was frozen - just how solidly we did not put to the test! By now the snow was softening under the warm sun, so the slog around the lake was testing. We climbed up the face of the cliff (about 70 degrees) on reasonably firm snow which was sheltered from the midday sun,and emerged on the summit plateau at GR 072 070 B. On to the summit cairn and down the west side, taking advantage of the beautiful snow slope to glissade down some 100 vertical metres on bivvy bags.
A day to remember when the normal wet, windy and misty conditions prevail again! Linkback:
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AidanB on Mullaghcleevaun, 2005
by AidanB  29 Jul 2005
Have climbed this from Moanbane & Silsean direction (very soggy ground) and north (the easy route and not very interesting), but is probably best approached from the south - quite a long slog but enjoyable. Plenty of wildlife on this approach including deer, hare, and a variety of birds.
View from the top can be spectacular, on one occasion in winter looking inland accross Leinster there was what I believe is called a thermal inversion which had a blanket of fog lying low across the land with various hills and mountains poking through like islands, very picturesque. Linkback:
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