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Wicklow Area   S: Croaghanmoira Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 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 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
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 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
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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Carrickashane Mountain Mountain Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 508m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T07825 85982
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Longitude: -6.397913, Latitude: 52.914209 , Easting: 307825, Northing: 185982 Prominence: 43m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 707749 686020,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrckMn, 10 char: CrckshMntn
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Carrickashane is mentioned in PNCW under Mucklagh townland, but no interpretation is given. Carraig an tSionnaigh is possible.   Carrickashane Mountain is the 548th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Carrickashane Mountain  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Summit of Carrickashane, viewed from Croaghanmoira N.
Now has clear views, but its a short messy walk
Short Summary created by simon3, mickhanney, march-fixer, Harry Goodman  25 Feb 2022
Park at T0854386765 starA on the Military Road. Follow the track uphill SW (signed for the Wicklow Way) for some 900m and then to the top. The forestry, previously on the left, is now completely gone. And much of the forestry on the right of the track is gone too (giving a view to the military road). At the high point of the trail (WW), before you descend to Mucklagh, veer left off the track. There isn't an obvious trail to follow. Progress is slow as there is lots of strewn branches in the way. The highpoint is easily reached by following the rising ground. The top has a few small stones gathered together. You can't really miss it as its such a small hill. This high point now has clear unimpeded views of the surrounding hills. The view is the only thing to recommend it, hoping people get a fine day to see that landscape. Return the way you came. Linkback:
Jaak on Carrickashane Mountain, 2005
by Jaak  30 Oct 2005
From the Glenmalure to Aughavannagh road follow the Wicklow Way until you see a sign "Road Closed" and a large boulder lies across the path, to stop vehicles going any further. You are within a hundred metres of the top at this stage. Turn back and approx 30 paces from the boulder, you will see a cutting in the forest on your right - upper side. Follow this until you reach the highest point, then turn right into the trees, which are not as hard to travel through as they appear. Keep following the higher ground and shortly you will arrive at a small plateau, which is clear of trees and a short distance away is the summit cairn.

An alternative route down (can also be used to ascend) may be found by retracing your path to the Wicklow Way and crossing it to pick up the cutting on the other side of the path - not immediately visible due to a number of low branches, but these are at the entrance only. Once you pass through these you have a straight pass that leads directly down to the Aughavannagh road, along the right hand edge of the current felling line. Linkback:
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csd on Carrickashane Mountain, 2003
by csd  5 May 2003
It's possible to reduce the unpleasant pushing through Sitka to 10 metres or less if you approach the summit from the forest track to the east (marked on the Healy map), then do a semi-circle around to the west and north of the summit, before pushing through the last little bit to the clearing. Fantastic views of Lugnaquilla, Slievemaan, and Corrigasleggaun from the vicinity of the summit - a hidden gem! Photo shows the view across to Lug from just west of the summit. Linkback:
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Picture: This small, secluded clearing marks the top.
colin Murphy on Carrickashane Mountain, 2009
by colin Murphy  13 Jul 2009
Parking at T083 853 starB and simply following the Wicklow Way to point T077 860 starC, you are within 60-70 metres of the top. Unfortunately that's the hard bit as the remaining climb is through dense, relatively young conifers with lots of low, pointy branches. Bring a machete, a fly swatter and some plasters. Linkback:
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Carrickshane as it was
by simon3  25 Feb 2022
Somewhat out of date due to felling. Carrickashane's summit is set in a small clearing in the midst of some vigorously growing Sitka Spruce. I'd like to tell you that there is an easy way to this clearing, but no there isn't. At least the last hundred metres are an unpleasant push through young trees -- bring your jacket and over-trousers! Linkback:
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Surely it isn't that bad?
by ewen  2 Feb 2020
This is straightforward thought I. Those comments are out of date. I left the Wicklow way at an obvious boggy path. Easy... Then I was blocked by one fallen tree after another. Once I had clambered over them, avoiding being skewered by pointy bits, I stumbled across the clearing with it's wee cairn.
Fellow mountainviewers, I apologise for doubting the accuracy of your reports. They are all correct. Linkback:
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