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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, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry 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 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
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 640mScarr 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 924.7mSlievemaan 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 226 members. Recently by: hibby, No1Grumbler, annem, Noahq10, nupat, Louise.Nolan, Fjon, Dee68, therealcrow, HowardS, loftyobrien, odrisceoil146, scapania, eoghancarton, JoHeaney
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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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csd on Croghan Kinsella, 2004
by csd  18 Jan 2004
Climbed Croghan Kinsella today (18.02.2004) from the north; not much to add to the other comments. Yes the views are great, and yes Sheet 62 shows the forest tracks accurately, however most of the forest cover shown on the map has been (or is in the process of being) harvested. The picture shows the somewhat unusual summit cairn (it is made up of cement and rocks rather than the usual solid cement structure more normally seen) and the view south. Linkback:
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mneary34 on Croghan Kinsella, 2004
by mneary34  10 Oct 2004
We did this early in the morning on a straight up and down basis. The entrance at Raheenleagh Wood T 152 714 A makes for an uncomplicated access and as said by other contributors the forest tracks appear to be accurate as shown on Sheet 62. At T 142 722 B we left the forest and headed for the summit from where there are excellent views in all directions especially along the coastline and out to sea. Linkback:
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tomcoleman on Croghan Kinsella, 2008
by tomcoleman  30 Aug 2008
Can be fairly readily approached from at least four directions viz Clonroe Crossroads,Toberlownagh,Monalee,and Raheenlagh WoodsT154 715. The latter is the easiest and most common approach with forest track/road all the way but locals said that parked cars could be at risk .
A fifth approach is from the N/E at T157 778 C but there are many barbed wire fences to surmount.
Great views from top in all directions. Allow 2 1/2 hrs total walking time if using the approach via Raheenlagh Woods.
Ideal for a two car point to point route. Linkback:
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superterence on Croghan Kinsella, 2009
by superterence  23 Feb 2009
Headed up Croaghan Kinsella in Feb 2009. Started at the start of its southern spur. Up through the forest on good paths. New planting has made it a little diffucult and a plunge through the forest, following a, densely gaurded at times, deer path, brought us closer to the broad ridge heading uo towards its 2nd top.Patches of snow made it more interesting. Especially for the 7 children (3-13) with us. A windy top with slidable snow slopes had us enjoying the day. The track down to the forest edge at the east of the mountain was a bit on the hard side for the feet. We cut off and up to Slivefoore just to add a little extra for the day. Nice hiking. Easy going. Good vistas. Linkback:
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oldsoldier on Croghan Kinsella, 2009
by oldsoldier  31 May 2009
Today is 31 may 2009. I climbed this hill as part of my bagging all peaks over 600 meters. I read all of the entries in previous articles. Today there is a path all the way to the top from the car park at Carraheenleagh woods so there is no need for a map or compass. The start is achieved starting in Bally fad. Across the road from the Church there is a junction leading up to the car park. After approx 3 miles on this road there is a fork to the right. A large stone to commorate the vinegar hill battle marks the car park. There is room for about six cars easily. Follow the red markers from the start to the top, this should take less than an hour. Forest road all the way except for the last ten minutes. From here there is a dry, and very obvious track to summit. Super views and a great spot for some feature recognition. Linkback:
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Picture: View in the direction of Tinahely to the East from near the summit.
etrino on Croghan Kinsella, 2010
by etrino  7 Jan 2010
I climbed this with superterence. Looking at the aerial photographs in TrailMaster would have helped us plan our route better than relying on the maps for forest and track outlines. Linkback:
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