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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow 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 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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Ballycurragh Hill Mountain also Rathhinder an extra name in English
Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 536m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T05680 82302
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Longitude: -6.430966, Latitude: 52.881562 , Easting: 305680, Northing: 182302 Prominence: 221m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 705606 682339,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlycHl, 10 char: BlycrghHil
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Also known as Rathhinder.   Ballycurragh Hill is the 451st highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Ballycurragh Hill in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: View S from the summit to Ballycumber Hill
A track leads straight to the top.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  16 Sep 2013
Park off road at T075823 A, a forest entrance with ample room for several cars. A wide track ( not marked on the OSi Sheet 62) leads up into the forest. At T073820 B, where the track swings sharp right further into the forest, leave it and go left along another narrower, but substantial track, which exits the forest a short way along. This track then swings up right between the forest edge (right) and a fence (left) and leads up to the summit area some 1.5km along at T0571682359 C where it turns sharp left. The top lies to the left of the track some 100 metres further along and is marked by a cairn.. Distance up and back 5km. Linkback: Picture about mountain Ballycurragh Hill in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
simon3 on Ballycurragh Hill, 2003
by simon3  1 Apr 2003
I think I would recommend Ballycurragh Hill only to the most dedicated summit bagger. For a start as of 2003 much of the summit is covered by adolescent (very prickly) Sitka spruce. The summit itself is marked as being within these trees, though whether it is really there is hard to determine. As you can see from the 1:50k map the summit area is only partly unforested giving you at most a 90 degree view. None of the main southern Wicklow mountains are visible.

Our trip to the summit was marred from the start. Although we had tried to start further south, we found a noisy scrambler competition in full swing so we actually started at the entrance that the Wicklow Way uses. There’s space for one or two cars here, at T 070 836 D. There is a zig-zag pattern of forest roads represented on the map. The map turned out to be accurate as to the relative position of these tracks (though GPS showed absolute errors of as much as 300m). It should have been easy to walk up these zig-zags, if tedious. But we found the scramblers were using an unpredictable mixture of roads and routes through the trees.
Having decided that discretion is the better part of valour during scrambler races we found ourselves walking up one narrow ride (unplanted linear gap in the forest) which abruptly stopped leaving us with a hands and knees route under the lower branches of the said Sitka. Finally emerging bedraggled from the trees we found that we were once again in the midst of the scramblers! Hurrying from them and with the help of the GPS we eventually found our way to the summit. Although the summit was part of the scramblers route, by the time we reached it, they had packed in for the day.
The photo shows the small cairn near the top. The faint summits on the skyline are the Blackstairs to the South West. The ground rising to the left is part of the unnamed hill at 431m. Linkback:
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Picture: View SE to Blackstairs
padodes on Ballycurragh Hill, 2008
by padodes  21 Apr 2008
At first sight, Ballycurragh seems no more promising that its forest-infested neighbours, Ballyteige and Carrickshane, but I found it a lot better than its reputation.
On the one hand, if you are only intent on bagging another top, it has got a lot easier of late. Starting at the forest entrance at T075 823 A (unmarked on the OSI 1:50,000, but detectable on the Healy map), head upwards until you reach T073 820 B. Here the main forest track turns sharply right, into the forest interior, but to the left a relatively new track now goes straight to the top of the hill between the edge of the forest on the right and fenced pastureland on the left. I would be inclined to place the summit – a rather pretentious word here – just to the right of where the track meets a wall of forest at the top, but a small mound of stones about a hundred yards to the left of this, at T0567 8229 E, obviously enjoys greater favour (see photo).
If, on the other hand, you want to get the best from this 500+ hill, I would suggest a circuit that follows at first the Wicklow Way, starting either at T074 843 F (limited parking by the roadside) or higher up at T070 836 D (better parking) where the route enters the forest. The zigzagging forest trails on the OSI map are still accurate and allow one to plot the best course to the top without difficulty. I saved a GPS track of my walk and found, when later seen on the computer against the calibrated background of the scanned OSI map, that it followed the forest trails perfectly until it reached T063 828 G, approaching the top. Then, however, the track looped more widely around to the southwest. The forest trail now continues on beyond what is indicated on the OSI and soon begins to descend, so at some point there is nothing for it but to brave a prickly climb through the final few hundred metres of forest to the left. I branched off myself at T055 824 H.
When you emerge by the summit, just follow the track between forest edge and fence down to the road, as described above, turn left and walk the final two or three kilometres back to your starting point. All in all, the hike amounts to 11 or 12kms. It’s true that the view from the top of Ballycurragh is slightly disappointing, since it is really only clear to the SE, but the wider circuit of the mountain will not disappoint. It offers a fine view of Croaghanmoira to the NE and of Lugnaquillia South Prison to the NW from unusual angles. Linkback:
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csd on Ballycurragh Hill, 2003
by csd  2 Nov 2003
We managed to gain the summit by following the Wicklow Way as far as the ride at 054 835 I, where we turned south and followed it most of the way to the summit. It gets very wet underfoot, and there is a small amount of pushing through dense forestry. Despite Simon's rather negative comments, I think the view from the summit is worth the bother. The fact that none of the major south Wicklow mountains is visible even adds to the attraction, making this mountain somewhat unique. The view extends from Croghanmoira and the Irish Sea in the east (where the new wind farm is visible) over to the Blackstairs and Mt Leinster. The picture shows the summit cairn and the view over to Croghanmoira and Ballinacor.
Note that the Healy map is not accurate with regards to the forest tracks on Ballycurragh Hill - the Sheet 62 OS map is better. Linkback:
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csd on Ballycurragh Hill, 2003
by csd  2 Nov 2003
Slieve Maan, Carrickshane, and Croghanmoira, viewed from the NE shoulders of Ballycurragh Hill. Linkback:
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mneary34 on Ballycurragh Hill, 2004
by mneary34  10 Oct 2004
We started at the Wicklow Way entrance to the forest T 070 836 D. After taking the first turn left on forest tracks we proceeded for 330 metres from the turn and ascended through a fire break to meet the next forest track up on the 340 contour. From there we followed forest tracks to the end point as shown on sheet 62 close to the summit at T 057 824 J. This track actually continues further than the point shown on the map and it divides into a higher and lower option. Taking the higher and left of the two options we walked for 150 metres before heading left and directly uphill to the summit cairn as shown in Simon3's photo. I agree that the point shown on Sheet 62 as being the summit appears to be slightly lower that the area where the cairn is located. Thankfully our route did not require any difficult negotiation of Sitka and there are good views south from the summit area. Linkback:
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