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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Dublin Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725.5mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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Knocknagun Mountain Cnoc na gCon A name in Irish
also Cloghnagun an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Cnoc na gCon [PDT], 'hill of the dogs') Dublin/ Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 555m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O16367 18553
Place visited by 390 members. Recently by: conororourke, oreills8, therealcrow, brendanjrehill, rollingwave, ColmGeraghty, mgtrose, Ulsterpooka, justynagru, Wildrover, jgfitz, Gergrylls, abcd, Grumbler, TipsyDempy
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Longitude: -6.259197, Latitude: 53.204921 , Easting: 316367, Northing: 218553 Prominence: 63m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 716292 718580,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc555, 10 char: Knocknagun
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

Cloch na gCon, 'stone of the dogs', is the name of the remarkable boulder near the summit [PNCW].   Knocknagun is the 406th highest place in Ireland.

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A grand walk close to Dublin
by brenno  5 Sep 2012
Must agree wholeheartedly with Captain V on the delights of the ridge south of Glencullen taking in Prince Williams Seat, Knocknagun and Glendoo - usually as part of a car-split walk from Cruagh Wood to Curtlestown Wood. I must have done this walk half a dozen times in the past few years and even in fine weather you'd be lucky to come across more than half a dozen people on the stretch when on the other side of the valley there will be hordes of walkers and mountain bikers on Fairie Castle, Two Rock and Three Rock. Access is dead easy - Curtlestown, Cruagh, from near the war cemetery at Glencree and the Wicklow Way from Glencullen - all no more than a half hour or so from the city. Can be a bit mucky but nothing gaiters can't handle. Tis true, lots of us Dubs will merrily drive for an hour and a half down to south Wicklow and ignore what's on our doorstep. And a good circuit of Glencullen builds up to a decent 20k-plus taking in Tibradden, Fairie Castle and Two Rock - so not just a Sunday morning stroll Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/351/comment/14797/
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sinbadw on Knocknagun, 2004
by sinbadw  13 Sep 2004
Walking from Prince William's Seat over was boggy enough, all three of us managed to get soaked to at least one of our knees, once we made it over we were glad of the boulders as they provided excellent shelter. We then took a bearing on a track marked on the OS map between Prince William's Seat and Knocknagun at the tree-line. On the way we saw a great many birds (I think they were yellowhammers) rising from the deep heather, and even a few carnivorous Sundews growing in the boggier parts. From that track we rejoined the wicklow way and made our way back to the car. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/351/comment/1181/
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pdtempan on Knocknagun, 2008
by pdtempan  30 Jul 2008
Just for the record, the remarkable group of boulders in the photos of this peak is named Cloghnagun (Ir. Cloch na gCon, 'stone of the dogs') according to Price's Place-Names of Co. Wicklow. Strangely enough, Knocknagun itself is not mentioned in this book. I climbed Knocknagun last Thursday and found the going quite pleasant along the track from Prince William's Seat, but the weather had been quite dry and warm for some time before. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/351/comment/3250/
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csd on Knocknagun, 2003
by csd  11 May 2003
As Simon notes in his comments for Prince William's Seat, the track to Knocknagun is pretty boggy and unpleasant. However, your perseverance pays off when you're greeted with the sight of this unusual rock formation just before the summit. It provides the perfect shelter for lunch. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/351/comment/488/
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csd on Knocknagun, 2003
by csd  11 May 2003
The view over to Kippure and Lough Bray Lower, taken from the rock formation above. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/351/comment/489/
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Picture: Knocknagun Rock Formation
Colin Murphy on Knocknagun, 2007
by Colin Murphy  28 Dec 2007
Agree with Sinbadw. The Track following the tree line makes for a much more pleasant approach/retreat from Knocknagun. The 'track' from Prince William's Seat is little more than a muddy river and should be avoided at all costs! Pic taken through unusual rock formation with Sugar Loaf just visible through the haze. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/351/comment/2929/
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