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Wicklow Area   S: Croghan Kinsella Subarea
Place count in area: 116, 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 501.2mLittle 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 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Croghan Kinsella Mountain Cruachán A name in Irish (Ir. Cruachán [GE], 'little stack') Wexford/ Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Basalt and gabbro Bedrock

Height: 606m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T13096 72884
Place visited by 223 members. Recently by: Noahq10, nupat, Louise.Nolan, Fjon, Dee68, therealcrow, HowardS, loftyobrien, odrisceoil146, scapania, eoghancarton, JoHeaney, jgfitz, abcd, Grumbler
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Longitude: -6.324118, Latitude: 52.795465 , Easting: 313096, Northing: 172884 Prominence: 541m,  Isolation: 0.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 713020 672923,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghKn, 10 char: CrghnKnsl
Bedrock type: Basalt and gabbro, (Dolerite)

The Uí Chinnsealaigh were the dominant Gaelic family in this area and the mountain gets the fuller version of its name from them. This helps to distinguish it from Croaghanmoira, which is a little further north.   Croghan Kinsella is the 273rd highest place in Ireland.

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Raheenleagh Forest closed to public access until 2017
by johnbrazil  8 Jun 2015
Please note that Coillte have closed Raheenleagh Forest from mid-May 2015 until December 2016 to facilitate the construction of a windfarm in partnership with ESB. Linkback:
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ryansramblers on Croghan Kinsella, 2009
by ryansramblers  3 Apr 2009
Went up to the summit of croghan on tuesday 1st april starting off at the forest entrance at the 1798 memorial of white heaps. it is a great walk for anyone interested in getting started at a bit of hillwalking with most of the walk from that starting location on a forest road with the final 500m on the natural peat. Up and back via the same route is a total of 8.5 km so not a killer of a walk for a first timer, but still a good summit to bag. Linkback:
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Picture: A Gathering of Ladybirds
Yet another
by peter1  24 Sep 2013
CK was my final 600m peak in the Dublin/Wicklow and Blackstairs areas and I climbed it yesterday on the way back to Limerick from a social event in Kildare. The weather was superb, my rucksac thermometer read 23 Celcius! As I was 'just' peak bagging, I looked for a short route.
Parking at the end of the road North of the NW spur, ( T120753 A) I noticed that there is a new fence which leads almost to the summit, which I followed. The Trig pillar had something I have never seen before - I hope the photo shows it- dozens of Ladybirds massing on the pillar and more making their way through the grass towards it.
The views are superb...I could see the mountains of North Wales and another group of mountains further north too - probably the Isle of Man (in my earlier report, I said I could see the English Lake District - after some back of the envelope calculations, I now believe that's not possible! Apologies).
I returned by way of the NW ridge which is overgrown with furze and briars near the bottom. This could be used as an ascent route though a bit rough. Linkback:
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Great views
by Kennyj  11 Jan 2015
Looking for a change from the Blackstairs I travelled up to Croghan Kinsella, having looked at this hill every day on the way to work it seemed a good idea to climb it.Following the road from Inch to Coolgreaney where I took a left turn and followed the road to Ballyfad turning right at the church, followed this road to the next fork junction where I again took a right turn, the start point is about a half mile up this road at the White Heaps marked by a 1798 memorial where there is plenty of parking.Following the forest road to the next main junction after a downhill section I stayed left.Following this road to the end, quite a number of deer to be seen,I crossed over a fence and small stream and followed a quad bike track up to the summit.The ground been quite boggy and wet made for a tough slog up.Views from the summit are excellent North towards the Wicklow mountains and Arklow and South towards the Blackstairs.For the trip back down I followed the main track down as previously described on this site which brought me back to the start point.Time taken was one hour forty four minutes over a distance of 8 km. Linkback:
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Picture: Croghan Kinsella from Lugnaquillia
The summit floating on a layer of cloud.
by simon3  3 Mar 2013
Croghan Kinsella (on the horizon) seems, like the nearer summits, to float on the cloud layer in this picture taken from the West side of Lugnaquillia. Croghan Kinsella marks part of the boundary between County Wicklow and County Wexford. Linkback:
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Picture: sundown over the blackstairs
In praise of....
by scannerman  26 Feb 2013
Took a short sortie up croghan on sunday after the snowfall, it made for hard going and snow shoes would have been helpful at times. Nice to feel the snow underfoot all the same and gaze over a white landscape.

Not a high mountain but a bulky one with several routes combining balcony walks and some really fine views all around. It does'nt draw the crowds either, the relative remoteness and modest height, see it left mostly alone in favour of it's often larger and less distant companions. Linkback:
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