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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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Ballinacor Mountain Mountain Sliabh Bhaile na Corra A name in Irish
Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 531m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T11709 86486
Place visited by 190 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, Bissboy, Louise.Nolan, GerryCarroll, wallr, Bunsen7, loftyobrien, therealcrow, wtrs, jgfitz, tphase, abcd, Grumbler, Prendo, TipsyDempy
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Longitude: -6.340014, Latitude: 52.917935 , Easting: 311709, Northing: 186486 Prominence: 56m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 711633 686523,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlncMn, 10 char: BlncrMntn
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Maulin Formation)

Ballinacor is the name of a townland, a parish and two baronies (Ballinacor South and North).   Ballinacor Mountain is the 465th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/393/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballinacor Mountain (<i>Sliabh Bhaile na Corra</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Viewed from the South
 
Track marked on OS is no more
by Bunsen7  9 Aug 2020
A singular ascent of this mountain can be made from the south by parking off the road at T11251 85482 A and walking 50 metres downhill to the bridge over the river where there is a rusting metal gate into the field with a nice little bog pool just behind it to keep you on your toes (or send you on your heels). The OS map suggests there is a track leading from this gate northwards but I can assure you that as of August 2020 if there was a track here it is so heavily overgrown with waist height heather and bracken that it is more of a danger to the hillwalker than anything else.

You'll quickly find that bulling your way directly up the side of the thickly covered undergrowth is your only real option (see track 3780 for example). Thankfully there's only approximately 235m metres of ascent required to reach the summit so whilst you'll remind yourself of long forgotten steep pulls up similarly heathery hillsides you won't suffer as badly as you have done elsewhere. You'll negotiate the gorse in the lower stages and sidestep any small boulders easily, but don't expect any victims you've taken along with you to be thankful for a lovely outing. There may be one particular boulder covered boghole of interest on this side but it doesn't look deep enough to have ever have served as a store for bandits that we read about in other places and the solo summiteer has no time for such examinations.

The only thing of interest I noted on the summit area was that someone had recently been up there with some sort of all terrain ride on lawnmower and had given a few sections a close shave which just served to highlight how rounded and featureless the ages had rendered it.

Determined to confirm the non-existence of the fabled OS track I headed west off the summit and found an unsightly gouge about 2-3 metres deep and wide filled to the brim with bracken so I retreated to safety and stayed well east of the stream as I contoured back around through the heather to the gate and its little boggy pool. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/393/comment/20842/
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