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Wicklow Area   S: Croghan Kinsella Subarea
Place count in area: 115, 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 501mLittle 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 357mSeskin 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 221 members. Recently by: Louise.Nolan, Fjon, Dee68, therealcrow, HowardS, loftyobrien, odrisceoil146, scapania, eoghancarton, JoHeaney, jgfitz, abcd, Grumbler, Cormacg, Prendo
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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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/261/
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A very accessible Top. .. by group   (Show all for Croghan Kinsella)
 
Revisited Croghan after a interval of nearly 30 y .. by milo   (Show all for Croghan Kinsella)
 
This is an isolated peak giving a quite different .. by simon3   (Show all for Croghan Kinsella)
 
A Miniature Coffin Stone .. by simon3   (Show all for Croghan Kinsella)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croghan Kinsella in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking North West to Keadeen (centre) and Lug (right)
 
Fine views and a gilded history
by Bunsen7  23 Sep 2018
Decided it couldn't do any harm to get on the M11 down past Arklow and make the journey to Croghan Kinsella.

Coillte and the ESB have created a 35 MW wind-farm on the eastern flanks of the mountain between the main mountain and Slievefore to the east.

Probably to seek to allay concerns of people in the vicinity, the bodies have sought to market the recreational use of the forest tracks that lead to the summit and the windfarm from the entrance at White Heaps.

I suppose in some respects it's not totally far removed from the late 18th and early 19th century when government appointed geologists were directing gold mining works on the north of the mountain - there's an economy to drive one way or the other. Back then, men were tunnelling hundreds of metres into the mountainside, now there are structures rising almost 100 metres above the land.

A contemporaneous account by one of the Directors of the mine, Thomas Weaver (of whom there are apparently trenches named on the latest mapping of the northside of CK), offers a vivid insight into the times that were (see also comments on the Moneyteige summit page):

"The discovery of native gold in the Ballinvalley stream at Croghan Kinshela was accidental, and at first kept secret, but being divulged, almost the whole population of the immediate neighbourhood flocked in to gather so rich an harvest, actually neglecting at the time the produce of their own fields. This happened about the autumn of the year 1796, when several hundreds of people might be seen daily assembled digging and searching for gold in the banks and the bed of the stream. [...] The populace remained in undisturbed possession of the place for nearly six weeks, when Government determined to commence active operations. An Act of Parliament was then passed for the management of the undertaking [...] and up to the unhappy period of the rebellion in May 1798, when the works were destroyed, Government had been fully reimbursed its advances [...]. In the year 1801, the operations were resumed, when the directors proposed to Government not to confine its views to the mere collection of the alluvial gold, but to extend the researches, directing them more particularly toward the discovery of the auriferous veins."

Who knows what it will be like 200 years from now? An Ozymandias-esque array of decaying wind turbines presumably! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/261/comment/20071/
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Windfarms completed. Walking trails nearly ready .. by mickhanney   (Show all for Croghan Kinsella)
 
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