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Wicklow Area , NE: Fancy Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle L, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Luggala, 593.3m Mountain Log an Lá A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Log an Lá [logainm.ie], 'hollow of the [obscure element]') Fancy an extra name in English, Carrigemanne, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Arderin Lists, Luggala is the 306th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference O15004 07402, OS 1:50k mapsheet 56
Place visited by: 702 members, recently by: maoris, Lidia27, Carolineswalsh, konrad, hudoyle, Shaina, muddypaws, Sonyalaw, Krzysztof_K, Magic, Kaszmirek78, miriam, MariaT, Jonesykid, farmerjoe
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Longitude: -6.283611, Latitude: 53.105089, Easting: 315004, Northing: 207402, Prominence: 100.3m,  Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 714928 707434
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)
Notes on name: Also known as Fancy, from Ir. Fuinnse [PNCW], 'ash-tree', and Cloghoge. Price's interpretation of this name as Log an Lágh, 'hollow of the hill', is doubtful. There is no evidence in dictionaries for the existence of a word lágh with this meaning. The second element does not appear to be lá, 'day', either.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Lugala, 10 char: Luggala

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Gallery for Luggala (Log an Lá) and surrounds
Summary for Luggala (Log an Lá): Dramatic cliffs, dramatic views, boggy top.
Summary created by simon3, wicklore 2022-06-04 12:01:15
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Picture: The delight of many a tourist
Luggala is one of the more well known mountains in Wicklow. This is because it has dramatic cliffs plunging to Lough Tay, visible from the R759 which connects east and west Wicklow via the sally Gap. Luggala, its cliffs and Lough Tay probably feature in more tourist photos than most other views in Ireland.

There are a number of parking spots along the R759 such as at A (O17041 07245) and B (O16707 07959). Head NW along the road and strike out across the bog in the region of C (O14077 10225) for a gradual climb across bog.

Another approach, from the west, would be to park at TayNW (O13669 08779) and head 1.5kms SE across bog to the summit. Cars at this parking spot may be more vulnerable to break in – the other parking spots above Lough Tay usually have more tourists around and may be less vulnerable.

To complete the walk it’s possible to descend to the Cloghoge River valley (e.g D (O15944 06001)). A road leads out of the valley to the ‘Pier Gates’ which are near the various parking spots above Lough Tay. There is public access to this valley, although locals will severely challenge any owners of loose dogs.

The summit area of Luggala has been quite eroded due to its popularity. It has great views of surrounding hills and mountains such as Djouce, Ballinafunshoge Hill, Knocknacloghoge and Loughs Tay & Dan. Lough Tay resembles a pint of Guinness with its white beach and dark brooding waters. It would be easy to drop off the sharp cliffs just metres from the summit. Take care.
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Member Comments for Luggala (Log an Lá)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Luggala (<em>Log an Lá</em>)
Picture: Cliffs of Lough Tay
A long, sublime approach route
by kernowclimber 31 Aug 2010
Appreciating mountains isn’t always about standing on their summits. Sometimes it is just as uplifting to traverse their hidden glens, to follow the course of babbling brooks that meander through woods, lush meadows and bogs into loughs hemmed in by jagged cliffs; to quietly wander in their shadows savouring the chance encounter with wildlife. A truly sublime landscape experience can be had by parking at Old Bridge ( OldBge Sc (O15556 02448)) and following the paved road NW towards Lough Dan. A green sign marks the start of a trail leading to Kanturk via a wooden gate. This rocky path weaves its way above the lough through dense bracken slopes passing rowan trees dripping with scarlet berries. Past another gate the track runs steeply downhill to the valley floor. At the bottom is a copse of trees where the wind sighs heavily in the boughs spread out over the shattered shells of stone cottages, a serene but lonely place.

Beyond, the Inchavore River snakes its way past grassy meadows to deposit a perfect crescent of sand on the lough’s north shore (E (O14349 04439)). A rough track leads towards this golden sandy beach shaded by oak trees; a small boat bobbing about on the shoreline made it feel like a tropical island. The warm sunlight dancing on the deep blue surface of the lake and the mesmeric lapping of tiny waves on the shore made it hard to leave this little piece of paradise in Wicklow.

We doubled back across the meadows to cross the Inchavore River via some stones at F (O13768 04620) and then traversed the north shore of the lough enjoying entrancing views of the river and tree shaded beach beyond. The path weaves through bracken and some gorse between giant granite boulders flung down the slopes of Knocknacloghoge above and is boggy in places. It then swings NE up the Cloghoge Valley past a deserted whitewashed cottage partially shaded by a Tolkienesque sycamore just above the Cloghoge River. Running between rustic dry stone walls, an old cart track then traverses the edge of a sweeping expanse of meadow fringed by broad leaf trees, above which tower the slopes of Sleamaine bedecked in vibrant purple heather. Against this idyllic backdrop were herds of grazing deer.

Past the bridge crossing the Cloghoge Brook, a footpath on the left leads up the steep lower slopes of Luggala. Fine views now ravish the eye: the Cloghoge Valley, Lough Dan beyond and below, the circular deep blue Lough Tay steadily creeping into view in its heathery amphitheatre with precipitous granite cliffs. There is no cairn on Luggala, but an impressive expanse of heath undulates towards the distinctive peaks of Djouce, Kippure, Mullaghcleevaun and Tonelagee. We then bore NW descending gently over periodically boggy ground towards the R115 where we had parked a second car in a layby ( TayNW (O13735 08752)). Although we only climbed one summit, this memorable 13.5 km 6 hour walk took us through mountain scenery that would utterly enrapture a poet. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/286/comment/6070/
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simon3 on Luggala
by simon3 3 Jan 2003
Luggala (aka Luggelaw or hollow of the hill in PW Joyce) is a granite and quartzite scarp, a cliffy side of which drops into Lough Tay, while the western side slopes north eastwards towards the Military Road. Luggala's summit has suffered in recent years from considerable walker erosion. The photo, taken in 1998, shows Luggala from the east, with Lough Tay to the left. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/286/comment/272/
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Picture: Lough Tay and Luggala
Cliffs plunge to a brooding lake
by wicklore 23 Jul 2014
I was surprised to discover that this particular wide view of Luggala (Fancy Mountain) taken from the north has not been added here before. It includes the famous “Guinness Lake” (Lough Tay) which resembles a dark pint with a creamy head to some. The photo was taken from the R759 road that links the Sally Gap and the R755 road to Roundwood and Glendalough. Several small gravel car parks are carved out along this sometimes narrow and winding road. The feeling of a sheer drop down to the lake below just over the little stone wall adds a thrill for those motorists unfamiliar with the road.

The view is looking south over Lough Tay with Luggala and its cliffs to the right with Scarr Mountain rising to its apex in the background. At other points on this road the flat top of the artificial lake on Turlough Hill (Toomaneena), Lugnaquillia, and a host of other Wicklow hills can be seen. The carparks along this road give access to the Wicklow Way which passes through this area, as well as providing an opportunity for a loop walk taking in Luggala, Knocknacloghoge, Lough Tay and various other permutations. Beware that the residents of the valley around Lough Tay do not allow dogs off the leash and can be very strict about this. Also be aware that thieves also know it is a popular area and break-ins of cars are not unknown. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/286/comment/17565/
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Picture: Lough Tay from Luggala
murphysw on Luggala
by murphysw 21 Mar 2005
Definitely a lot of walker erosion on Luggala, espeicially at the top of the cliff where a myriad of little paths have been created. This is in addition to the mucky path which leads up the mountain from the carpark at TayNW (O137 088). But what views! From every angle, the views over Lough Tay and Luggala Lodge with Djouce towering behind, just take the breath away. The summit itself is fairly ordinary - no cairns or anything, but there is the butt of a signpost. Wonder what that said in its heyday. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/286/comment/1573/
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Picture: Living at the edge. Navan Hill Walkers on Luggala 3.4.05
CaptainVertigo on Luggala
by CaptainVertigo 6 Apr 2005
Worried about GLOBAL WARMING? Scary isn’t it? Violent storms. Melting ice caps. Killer sharks swimming up your toilet to nibble your re-marriage prospects. Ouch!! Such were the thoughts that occupied the fragile mind of Captain Vertigo last Saturday night during the long hours of darkness prior to the attack on Luggala. ( At this point I wish to state clearly that the Captain does not recognise the expression “Fancy Mountain”. There is something effete, jejune, self-indulgent and decadent about this casual designation. There’s something …French about it. Too close to “Fancy Woman”. “Well fanceeee that!” How apt the rubric “Luggala”. Like an Irish cop in New York: Lugs O’Law. The deformed ears of a tight head prop come to mind. How manly and vigorous !) In any event, the NAVAN HILLWALKERS eschewed a frontal advance on Luggala. That’d ‘ve been too easy! Nope! General Hudson had issued orders from his sick bed that we advance from the rear . Thus it was, ably led by the General’s batman, Sergeant-Major Michael Spillane, that we crept up the long and winding staircase to the top of the Djouce, before moving on to the summit of War Hill from where we did a “recci”. There the Captain spotted a little heap of malodorous black balls and concluded sheepishly that they were the manifestation of an unseen enema. Clearly, caution was called for. But the traverse from War Hill to the northern slopes of Luggala took place in gorgeous sunshine. Oh blessed Global Warming! The Mother of all Fine Days! May your Ozone Layer be depleted by the methane gases of a thousand baked bean eating Boy Scouts! Shine on ! Shine your ultra violet light on the bracken hairy hills of Wicklow. Rid the land of that evil stubble! Continue to give us Summer days in early April!! We grazed contently on double rations by a babbling brook . Sergeant-Major Spillane, encouraged by the sunshine, marched us, single file, in double quick time, up Luggala, till we reached the rim. There we once again stood silently and pondered the work of the Unseen Hand . The Captain, not for the first time enraptured, had to be restrained from diving into the dark waters below. “Not on my watch lad!” muttered the Sergeant Major. The tranquil moment shattered, the platoon moved on. During the descent the Captain implored a passing nurse (sadly not attired in full white Nightengale regalia) to perform an emergency hip replacement for him. She demurred. The sight of the Captain dragging his lifeless limbs up the fierce hill to the car park cheered the hearts of the Company. Great praise was heaped on Gen.Hudson for having the foresight to leave the best wine till last –a true walking challenge in the sweltering heat! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/286/comment/1601/
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