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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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Scarr Mountain Scor A name in Irish
(Ir. Sceir or Scor [PNCW], 'sharp rock') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 641m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O13268 01828
Place visited by 708 members. Recently by: GerryCarroll, holmpatrick, SenanFoley, StephenGray, declantb, morgan_os, Jimmypnufc, womble, karoloconnor, scapania, LauraG, colmo23, jimmytherabbit, ynot2010, muddyboots
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Longitude: -6.311412, Latitude: 53.055277 , Easting: 313268, Northing: 201828 Prominence: 231m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 713197 701848,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Scarr, 10 char: Scarr
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Formerly known as Knockree, according to Price.   Scarr is the 216th highest place in Ireland.

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simon3 on Scarr, 2003
by simon3  24 Feb 2003
Scarr is characterised in one older guide ("Irish Walk Guides - East") as "Perhaps mountain mass would be a better description than mountain: a broad spur sweeps out to Paddock Hill to the south and to the north runs the fascinating hummocky ridge of Kanturk (Brown) Mountain." JB Malone's "Complete Wicklow Way" talks of a hidden vein of lead, as thick as your arm, now lost. A likely story.
Anyway our photo shows the view towards Tonelagee unencumbered by the summit cairn, a true miniature. The bump to the right of Tonelagee is Stony Top. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/340/
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Picture: Mountain Hut
Mountain Hut
by darrenf  14 Oct 2010
Most comments on Scarr seem to start from Oldbridge so I thought I would add a contribution which begins from the Laragh side. Carparking is available at the forest entrance next to the church in Laragh at T140967 A. From here take the forest track until it crosses the wicklow way at T141972 B. The WW winds through the trees and quickly takes you to the wooden bridge which crosses the Glenmacness River. Once over the bridge the WW continues on a good trail and across some sections of boardwalk which have been installed by Mountain Meithal. You will arrive at a second carpark at T141975 C which strides the R115.

Cross the R115 and continue along the WW as it snakes uphill. As you rise above Paddock Hill the WW continues north towards Oldbridge and Lough Dan - it is at this point at approx T146984 D that you turn off the WW at a large boulder and follow a well worn trail across the shoulder of Paddock Hill. This trail is quite pleasant and presents superb views across Brockagh Mountain, Tonelagee, Camaderry and the surrounding valleys. The going is good and the trail will take you right to the summit cairn of Scarr at 641m.

From the summit cairn you will note there is a large red barn and enclousure visible to the east of scarr along the long spur which juts out in the direction of Annamoe (around area of 'Drummin' as marked on sheet 56). Head directly for the red barn at approximately O144014 E. Another forest trail will take you from the red barn through the spruce plantation (not marked on the map) and directly downhill through farmland to rejoin the WW at O159006 F. Follow the WW back along the third class road to where it turns right up a public road and back across Paddock Hill again. Retrace your steps back to the carpark.

One point of interest - as you climb uphill once more enroute to Paddock Hill you will come across one of the mountain huts built by Mountain Meithal. I am sure the majority of people on this website are familar with the work of Mountain Meithal, but more imofrmation can be found at pathsavers.org - the hut itself is located at approx O149994 G and is designed as a basic shelter to the overnight walker. The shelter has a lean-to roof and is enclosed on three sides, with the front open to the elements. Inside the shelter there is a sweeping brush and visitors logbook. Outside there is a picnic table, enclosed fire ring, and even a water collection system/tank connected to the gutter (all of which can be seen in the photo). It really is testament to the great work carried out by Mountain Meithal. There are a number of other huts now established in Wicklow and further details can be found at pathsavers.org - as you can see from the photo, the day we passed by the hut there was a young man (from Colerado USA of all places) preparing a meal in the fire ring and he assured us he was bunking in the shelter that night - evidence if any was needed that these shelters are a huge success Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/6132/
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csd on Scarr, 2003
by csd  1 Mar 2003
There's a lovely walk in Joss Lynam's "Best Walks of Ireland". Start at Oldbridge and head up to Scarr. The start is uninspiring, but as you descend Scarr and head for Kanturk, the vista of Tonlagee and Glenmacnass to your left and Knocknacloghoge and Djouce to your right is quite breathtaking. Lunch is at the copse by the NW shore of Lough Dan, followed by the quick trot up Knocknacloghoge for some more fantastic views. We had originally planned to cross the Cloghoge river by the stepping stones and cut straight up to Ballinafunshoge, but there's a "No Dogs" sign and it is lambing season. Instead we headed towards Lough Tay and up to the Pier Gates, returning to Oldbridge via the Wicklow Way. In all, 7.5 hours at a fairly easy pace. The picture shows the summit of Scarr taken from Kanturk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/354/
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nohoval_turrets on Scarr, 2002
by nohoval_turrets  21 Oct 2002
The views from Scarr are lovely, and it's really quite an easy mountain to climb, so it's a great place to take initiates. Parking at Oldbridge, head up Scarr, continue on to Kanturk, and return by the road leading along the eastern shore of the lake. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/166/
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Picture: Evoking memories
Echoes of the Past
by wicklore  2 Mar 2015
Many years ago I worked with a group of young siblings. They were troubled children, and life had dealt them a very poor start in life. Low self-esteem , challenging behaviour & conflict threatened to mar their ability to reach their potential in life. I had the opportunity to take them for frequent walks and hikes in the mountains, and we visited many of Wicklow’s summits over the course of three years.

Scarr Mountain was one such summit. We had attempted to climb it twice but had been turned back by poor weather. It became our mission to conquer it and we eagerly prepared, watching the weather and planning our route. Learning from previous attempts, we ensured we had adequate clothing. With renewed resolve we set out early on New Years Day 1999. The four siblings, aged from 8- 13 years, energetically bounded along the track up the steep, snow-clad, hillside. Battling the biting wind we eventually emerged onto the fine summit ridge and then onto the rocky summit prominence. The boys revelled in their accomplishment, running back and forth along the ridge, chasing each other, throwing snowballs and picking out the surrounding hills and mountains we had previously climbed. One of the boys proudly proclaimed something along the lines of ‘it took us three times Scarr, and you thought you could beat us, but we conquered you!’

Yesterday, for the first time in 16 years, I found myself on the summit of Scarr. The conditions were similar to my last foray in 1999 –snow and buffeting, freezing wind. I wasn’t particularly surprised when the memories came flooding back, as this has happened on several summits I have revisited over the years. However I was surprised at the clarity of the memories. I could visualise the boys running along the ridge, their laughter carried on the wind, their eyes gleaming with delight on their cold-reddened faces. I recalled the brief conversation we had with a Dutch walker who stopped to congratulate the boys. I recalled sitting down out of the wind to unwrap our tinfoil-covered sandwiches. I recalled one of the boys ruefully holding out his broken hiking stick which Santa had only given him a week before. I recalled one of the boys, who had subsequently passed away at the age of 15, pointing excitedly to Ballinacorbeg outside Roundwood to the east saying ‘we climbed that! We climbed that!’ We had indeed climbed it and many others before and after.

As I reached the summit yesterday, and all those memories flooded back, I was struck by a thought. While mountains and hills have all sorts of historical connections and events, we also make our own new memories and events, to be recalled at a future time. My last visit to Scarr had been a very happy one, and that, in turn, made this visit even more special. My reverie was broken by the sound of real laughter as a man and two children approached the summit, making their own memories. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/17869/
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Picture: The Grey Man
The Grey Man
by museumman  11 Apr 2010
There’s quite a few historical stones around Scarr and it is intriguing to learn their history. This stone with the carved figure in the picture overlooking Lough Dan is first mentioned by the antiquarian G.O. Deasy in his work The Ancient and Present State of Co. Wicklow (1766), where it is referred to as "Cloughanearley or The Grey Man's Boulder". Deasy reported that the landmark was well-known to the local population, though few were willing to reveal its exact location to him, for fear that they would be responsible for any harm that might befall him if he visited the rock.

Deasy commented on the similarities between the lore concerning the Grey Man and Manx tales concerning the deity, Manannán Mac Lir. When fog covers the Isle of Man, it is said that Manannán has put his cloak on. More recently, the French scholar, Jean de Kisch has highlighted the connection to tales from Lorraine of enchantment and disorientation which preserve a memory of Celtic tradition. In these stories, losing one's way is usually triggered by walking on grass with magical properties, called l'herbe détourne (lit. 'grass that leads astray'), but sometimes the cause is an encounter with a mischievous phantom called Confuse d'Hôte Comme.

April 1st 2010 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/4565/
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