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Wicklow Area , S: Croaghanmoira 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 Lower, 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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Ballycurragh Hill, 536m Mountain
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Rathhinder an extra name in English, Askinagap Hill, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Arderin Lists, Ballycurragh Hill is the 456th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference T05680 82302, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 122 members, recently by: Ansarlodge, pinchy, NualaB, oreills8, Timmy.Mullen, childminder05, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Hillwalker65, nupat, eflanaga, Beti13, pcoleman, SenanFoley, wohfnow
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Longitude: -6.430966, Latitude: 52.881562, Easting: 305680, Northing: 182302, Prominence: 221m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 705606 682339
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)
Notes on name: Also known as Rathhinder.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BlycHl, 10 char: BlycrghHil

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Summary for Ballycurragh Hill : A track leads straight to the top.
Summary created by Harry Goodman 2013-09-16 20:51:10
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Picture: View S from the summit to Ballycumber Hill
Park off road at ClBlTag Ldg ( ClBlTag Ldg (T075 823)), 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 A (A (T073 820)), 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 B (T05716 82359) 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.
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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 ClBlTag Ldg ( ClBlTag Ldg (T075 823)) 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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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 C (C (T070 836)). 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
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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 ClBlTag Ldg (T075 823) (unmarked on the OSI 1:50,000, but detectable on the Healy map), head upwards until you reach A (T073 820). 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 D (T0567 8229), 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 E (T074 843) (limited parking by the roadside) or higher up at C (T070 836) (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 F (T063 828), 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 G (T055 824).
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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by csd 2 Nov 2003
We managed to gain the summit by following the Wicklow Way as far as the ride at H (T054 835), 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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by csd 2 Nov 2003
Slieve Maan, Carrickshane, and Croghanmoira, viewed from the NE shoulders of Ballycurragh Hill. Linkback:
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