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Wicklow Area   S: Croaghanmoira Subarea
Place count in area: 116, 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 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 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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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
Place visited by 164 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, GerryCarroll, loftyobrien, ewen, eoghancarton, Ulsterpooka, pinchy, strangeweaver, abcd, Grumbler, Prendo, briankelly, wohfnow, finkey86
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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 545th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Carrickashane Mountain  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking across to a tree covered Carrickashane Mt from the Military Road.
For peak bagger
Short Summary created by march-fixer, Harry Goodman  29 Aug 2012
Park at T0854386765 A on the Military Road. Follow the track uphill SW (signed for the Wicklow Way) for some 900m to T0786786100 B, some 30m short of a point where the track is blocked by several large boulders. Note a cutting to the left into the forest and follow it along SE, over soft and marshy ground, for 132m to where it starts to descend T0792385998 C. Turn right into the trees and go W along a faint track for some 100m to gain the summit, marked by a small stone cairn T0782985976 D, in a small clear grassy area. At the time of writing (April 2012) the trees are on all four sides of the top and completely block out any viewpoint to the surrounding countryside. Return by way of ascent. This is a short peak bagger's walk of 2.2k with little else to commend it. Linkback: Picture about mountain Carrickashane Mountain  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: This small, secluded clearing marks the top.
colin Murphy on Carrickashane Mountain, 2009
by colin Murphy  13 Jul 2009
Parking at T083 853 E and simply following the Wicklow Way to point T077 860 F, 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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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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simon3 on Carrickashane Mountain, 2003
by simon3  13 Apr 2003
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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