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Wicklow Area   S: Croaghanmoira 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 501.2mLittle 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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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
Place visited by 101 members. Recently by: loftyobrien, Louise.Nolan, Bunsen7, ewen, eoghancarton, Ulsterpooka, Wildrover, Prendo, briankelly, abcd, Grumbler, eugeneryan959, GoldCircle, arderincorbett, David-Guenot
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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 452nd highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Swarming with deer...
colin Murphy on Ballycurragh Hill, 2009
by colin Murphy  13 Jul 2009
The most interesting thing about Ballycurragh was the fact that I spotted no less than 5 separate deer (see photo). Otherwise this was a relatively easy walk up a not terribly interesting mountain. Started where the Wicklow way leaves the road at T045 825 A and zig-zagged up the forest track to point T048 819 B. Although not marked on the OS map, the track continues SE at this point then swings NE to take you directly to the top. One hour and fifteen minutes had me back at the car. Linkback:
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Jaak on Ballycurragh Hill, 2005
by Jaak  13 Nov 2005
Great fun finding the summit on this mountain. Views from the top include Croghan, Croghanmoira and Ballinacor, but altogether it is rather dull, mostly forest with the odd interruption from scramblers and quads.
However there are some fine views from the Northern face, including Lug, Keadeen, Ballineddan and Slievemann. Photo shows Lugnaquillia in glorious mid-November sunshine. Linkback:
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Picture: Ballycurragh hill peak
A peak by bike
by mickhanney  29 Jan 2011
I didn't realise the name of this hill until now. I thought it was called Sheilstown which is the neighbouring section along the Wicklow way. I wasn't expecting much when I set off yesterday. I was on a mountain bike and entered the trail head near Askanagap, between Askanagap and Ballycurragh bridge. The trail zig zags a bit upwards and the main trail continues along a fence line which was for the most part cycleable in low gears. As I gained ground though the ground conditions worsened and I lost grip as it was icy in parts and quite shaley. Pushed bike to top and was rewarded by great views. The trail down which brought me onto the Wicklow way was badly eroded in parts and again quite icy so cycling wasn't an option. Once onto the Wicklow way it was plain sailing. I traverse the roads and Wicklow way around here quite a bit. I'm glad to have taken the road less travelled today and discovered this hill and a network of trails for future exploring. Linkback:
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Picture: View S from the cairn on Ballycurragh Hill
Enjoyable walk on good track.
by Harry Goodman  18 Sep 2013
From the outset might I express my sincere thanks to padodes for identifying an excellent start point for this walk which I did on 13 Sept 2013 in pusuit of my last 500m top on the MV list for Dublin/Wicklow. This had been long delayed with the thought that it would be an uninteresting climb enclosed in forestry for most of the time. Not so. I parked off road, with ample space for several cars and took the broad track up into the forest.. At T073820 C, where the main track turned abruptly right I veered left onto another good but narrower track which immediately led out onto open hillside. It then swung up right between the forest edge on it's right and a wire fence on the left. From here, with a couple of bends to the right it was plain sailing all the way to the top some 1.5 km along. The slope was in the main fairly gentle with a few short, sharp, rises en route and led up to T0571682359 D where it turned abruptly left. The MV accepted high point lay a further 100 metres along the fence line and was marked by a cairn. Due to the weather conditions I had limited visability but had sight of my next and final hill of the afternoon Ballycumber Hill on a day out which had also included Slieve Maan. Distance up and back was 5km and could be walked comfortably in about one and a half hours. Linkback:
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Picture: Looking through dead wood to South Prison of Lugnaquilla
Forestry thinned to the north of summit
by Bunsen7  9 Aug 2020
It's a very handy walk along the track from T075823 E as per the summary and track 4000. The only thing bothering in August 2020 was the pack of flies that accompanied me on my journey. Getting there is a bit of an adventure in itself if you've not been in the area before because Askanagap would probably rival Aughavanagh for the label of "the last place that God made".

On this day the views from the summit were far ranging: the Blackstairs clearly visible to the south and Slievenamon to the south west. All the lower hills of South Wicklow spreading out as possible future outings.

The forestry to the north of the summit appears to have been felled apart from a small number of trees along the summit line. Stepping through these I was able to see northwards into the South Prison of Lugnaquilla which looks a lot less impressive from Ballycurragh than if you're standing at the foot of its gullies. Linkback:
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