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Wicklow Area   Cen: Glendalough North 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

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Brockagh Mountain Mountain Sliabh na Brocaí A name in Irish (poss. Ir. ‡Sliabh na Brocaí [PDT], ‘mountain of Brocach or place of
Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Adamellite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 556.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T10856 99053
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Longitude: -6.348382, Latitude: 53.030977 , Easting: 310857, Northing: 199053 Prominence: 33.03m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 710781 699087,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrckMn, 10 char: BrckghMntn
Bedrock type: Adamellite with microcline phenocrysts, (Glendalough Adamellite)

Brockagh is a townland in the parish of Derrylossary. Price derives this name from Brocach, 'place frequented by badgers' [PNCW].   Brockagh Mountain is the 400th highest place in Ireland.

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Short Summary created by CaptainVertigo, march-fixer  13 Apr 2014
Situated as an elbow in the south eastern spur of Tonelagee, it is an excellent point on the route down from Tonelagee to Laragh. There are wonderful views out north-east to Scarr, south-east to Brockagh SE Top and west to Camaderry. Glendalough is hidden away by the Camaderry ridge but there are wonderful views north-east to Wicklow Gap and Lough Nahanagan.

Seldom summited directly (but if that is your wish please consider parking at the entrance to the disused mine at T09781 98518 A), it is more often reached as part of a walk down from Tonelagee or up from Brockagh SE Top, its smaller sibling. It can be incorporated as part of several linear or circuit walks in the area.

There is a nice little cairn at the summit T10858 99057 B with good shelter for a couple of persons. While the track up from Brockagh SE Top is well defined, the track up to Tonelagee is not. There is a track nearby to the north T111 992 C which will lead you down to a forest track and back to Laragh. See the summary details for Brockagh SE Top for information on parking and track start. Linkback: Picture about mountain Brockagh Mountain (<i>Sliabh na Brocaí</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Brockagh summit view towards Turlough Hill
csd on Brockagh Mountain, 2006
by csd  26 Feb 2006
Perhaps a more interesting access to the summit of Brockagh can be attained from the eastern corner. You can park
at the forest entrance beside St Kevin's parish church in Laragh (at grid 140 968 D) and follow the track east before it swings NW (shown on the Healy map). It's then possible to use the forest tracks to gain height up to Grid 130 979 E before
tackling the slog up to the ridge and then WNW up to Brockagh itself. Picture shows the view from the summit over to
Turlough Hill. Linkback:
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Picture: Four-Spotted Chaser on Brockagh Mtn
Never alone!
by paddyhillsbagger  6 Jun 2012
Sitting on Brockagh summit in brilliant sunshine, eating my sandwiches and contemplating life as my wife pounded the streets of Dublin with 40,000 other women in the mini marathon. I began to realise I wasn't alone. Fluttering around the summit cairn were a few brilliantly coloured Red Admiral butterflies! I duly got out the camera to snap them. In doing so I noticed other flyers around the boggy pools close-by and managed a picture of this little fellow! I'm led to believe it's a Four-Spotted Chaser and fairly common. It goes to show you are never alone on a top! Linkback:
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Picture: Brockagh's muddy approach
Colin Murphy on Brockagh Mountain, 2008
by Colin Murphy  17 Nov 2008
The track between Brockagh SE and Brockagh (and beyond towards Tonelagee) is now all but unusable due to a combination of high usage and the fact that it never stopped raining all summer. It's now necessary to tramp through the heather on either side for most of the way, considerably slowing progress towards the top. Linkback:
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Picture: Camaderry and Turlogh Hill from path between Brockagh and Brockagh Sth East
by eamonoc  10 Mar 2011
On 3/3/2011 climbed Brockagh from Wicklow Gap road at point 095993 F. About 2 mins from road passed old mine slag heaps and headed up behind these towards a prominent boulder on the horizon took 10mins to boulder. From this boulder took a approx 15mins to the top of Brockagh, the heather was not a difficulty as a lot of it had been burnt and this made for relatively easy going.
Following rising ground, eventually reached summit after about 25mins from road. Views in all directions were excellent, continued on to Brockagh Sth East Top due to recent dry spell this well trodden track was suprisingly dry and pleasant to walk on. Retraced outward route to car. Total time taken was 1hr 50mins. Linkback:
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Picture: Brockagh Mt. top right. from the ridge down from Tonelagee.
Central top on a fine ridge walk.
by Harry Goodman  15 May 2010
I climbed Brockagh Mountain on 10 May 2010 as part of a round which also included Tonelagee NE Top and Brockagh Mountain SE Top. ( For the first part of the route see my comments on Tonelagee NE Top.)
From Tonelagee NE Top I headed S down the slope to cross a stream at O0938901060 G before climbing up the short slope to meet the ridge coming down from Tonelagee. Once there I soon picked up a path and headed SE over Pt 546 O1000000400 H, then up to and over the lower top of Brockagh Mt. ( Pt. 548) before walking some 700m across the flat ridge to the summit cairn. Unfortunately due to an extended and heavy shower my visability at the top was very poor. The way from Brockagh Mountain to its SE namesake follows a clear track south east ! (For further information on the final top in my looped walk see my comments on Brockagh SE Top) Linkback:
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