Great Sugar Loaf 501m mountain, Dublin/Wicklow Wicklow Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 129, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain North-West Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 661mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m

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Great Sugar Loaf Mountain Ó Cualann A name in Irish
(Ir. Ó Cualann [OSI], 'lump of Cualu') Wicklow County, in Arderin List, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 501m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O23776 13088
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Longitude: -6.150518, Latitude: 53.15419 , Easting: 323776, Northing: 213088 Prominence: 216m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 723697 713118,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrtSgr, 10 char: GrtSgrLf
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

In his pioneering article on the place-names of North Wicklow and South Dublin mentioned in the tale Togail Bruidne Da Derga (JRSAI lxv, 1935), Eoin Mac Néill had some difficulty with the name Ó Cualann, for which he suggested the meaning 'sheep of Cualu' , due to some imagined resemblance. However, although this meaning is known in Old Irish, there is good reason to believe that ó here is a hill-name element, simply meaning 'lump'. It is rare, but is found in Gleann Ó (Glenoe, Co. Antrim [DUPN]) and in Mullach an Ó (East Mayo). For the English name Sugarloaf, For origin of name, see Sugarloaf Hill in the Knockmealdowns.   Great Sugar Loaf is the 565th highest place in Ireland.

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badulake on Great Sugar Loaf, 2008
by badulake  11 Aug 2008
Well, this website is really a discovery!
I want to comment how to get to sugarloaf if you do not have a car, actually go hiking is a really though job for us "public-transport people". So taking the bus 145 you stop in Kilmacanogue just near the petrol station, cross the bridge to the other side of the road and walk to the right getting to a roundabout, in the roundabout take the first left and from there the first small street on the right will lead you to the football pitch. At the right side of the pitch there is a very narrow path that gets to the top. I do not know how long does it take to get to the top, because the indications we had where... not too explicit and we got lost a couple of times, but going down through this path took us only 1 hour and a half. The viewings from the top were cool, but not as good as we expected, and there were lots of people on the top (really fresh beacuse they came directly from the carpark...) Anyway we could distinguished in the horizon the coast of Wales, and ir really worth it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/3266/
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Picture: Beautiful Views of Dublin after a short climb
 
CaptainVertigo on Great Sugar Loaf, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  25 Mar 2005
Peter (4) ,youngest of the Vertigos, relishs his grub at the summit of the Great Sugar Loaf Easter 2005. Below him the southern sprawl of Greater Dublin. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/1589/
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csd on Great Sugar Loaf, 2003
by csd  2 Mar 2003
Tends to get very busy at weekends, and watch out for the motorbike scramblers. A lot quieter on the northern shoulders with rabbits hopping about your feet and the view of Dublin in front of you. Picture is a view of the summit taken from the southern approach near the car park. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/358/
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North East Face
by vycanismajoris  8 Feb 2012
I have climbed the south face from the car park several times in the past few weeks but decided to try the scramble of the north east face. The mountain is a different beast from this side. Tall, broad and intimidatingly rocky. Managed to get up in 45 minutes with a stop for a sore ankle. There is parking at the Kilmacanogue GAA club (O244 137 A) and a grassy path at the side that leads to several routes up the mountain. There are grassy trails to the west that snake up the mountain for a gentle hike or the direct approach which has hardly any obvious trails but is covered in loose rocks Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/6676/
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Picture: Windy summit
 
Alaskan on Great Sugar Loaf, 2008
by Alaskan  17 Mar 2008
That had been quick. It was just after 10:30 on Sunday morning and we were back in the nice, cozy kitchen. Two hours earlier, Sheena, Silvestry and I had stood on a narrow country lane looking at the wind-swept summit of the Great Sugar Loaf. We set our feet on the grassy trail and marched off into the windier-than-expected wilds of Ireland. Being a wise Alaskan mountaineer, I made sure I was prepared for the wintery Irish morning by not wearing overly warm clothes - I just stuck my hands in my pockets and tried to keep up with Silvestry.
The rocky section of the trail began just at the point where the wind began to exhibit more enthusiasm and vigor. As we hiked up onto a small bench, we began to enjoy the full attention of the boisterous breeze, by that point demonstrating a kinship with its big brother, the Hurricane. Even the trail was unable to challenge the wind and was blown to the right, directly to the summit.
Silvestry’s six-foot-long legs had me scrambling to keep up on that near-vertical pitch to the peak. Luckily, by just spreading my arms, the wind almost blew me up the precipice after him, albeit in a rather chilling manner. Sheena, intelligently, was not letting Silvestry’s long stride affect her steady ascent and she allowed us to vanish into the cold Irish sky.
After 150 very steep, rocky vertical feet, the wind tossed Silvestry and I onto the top of Great Sugar Loaf peak, 501 meters above the breakers on the beach. But it seem quite intent on tossing us off the summit as well. We scurried around to the leeward side of the summit rocks and hid, coming out only to check on Sheena’s steady progress.
When the wind blew Sheena onto the summit, we leaned into the gale, holding on to each other for stability, and snapped those heroic summit photos we needed to impress all and sundry with our epic endurance (or was it stupidity?).
A short while later, I drove back toward Dublin, passing the Great Sugar Loaf. And I swore that I could see the occasional human-shaped form whisked away into space from its pointy summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/3000/
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kenefickwg on Great Sugar Loaf, 2003
by kenefickwg  15 Oct 2003
As I didn't have much time I took the lazy way up. I parked in the car park on the little road over Callary Bog(235 119 B) O S sheet 56. Unfortunately I found the place to be filthy and completely littered. This is so sad. The walk is easy but the last bit---150/200 feet needs care as it is a scramble over scree and loose stones. Even though it was Mid Sept I was able to sit in the sun for an hour in a temp of 20 plus and without a puff of wind. The views were fantastic and it was great to have the hill to myself as I believe it can be busy. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/716/
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