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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, 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 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 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 725.5mDuff 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 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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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
Place visited by 871 members. Recently by: Pikes, justynagru, Gergrylls, mickmcd, abcd, Grumbler, nupat, JohnA, Welder, leonardt, Prendo, emermcloughlin, briankelly, slugtrail, Harry-Badger
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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 527th highest place in Ireland.

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Mad Dogs and Sugar Loaf
by three5four0  31 Aug 2010
Caught the 145 bus at the Dart station in Bray and followed badulake's description, as far as the GAA ground. From there I followed the road south first, then tracks & paths that swing right round and join up with the access path from the car park. It was while happily strolling round these paths that several dogs bounded out and proceeded to commence hostilities, one large brute was quite vicious. But as every walker knows, the carbon tips on the bottom of the walking poles are sharp, from all that contact with rock, and a quick jab from one usually does the trick. That and the rock I lifted to throw at them did the job.

On the top of Sugar Loaf there was several young families having their lunch, the thoughT of one of those dogs attacking a small child didn't bear thinking about.

Descend to the sports grounds via, what started as a good path, then disappeared,
reappeared before disappearing again and then turned into the kind of trail that would be hard to miss! All with sections of wind bush to keep you entertained on your descent, nice! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/6072/
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Picture: Winter dawn, revealed form. Great Sugar Loaf from Killiney Hill
 
Stairs to an icon.
by simon3  3 Mar 2013
Not so obvious from some directions, the Great Sugar Loaf falls away to the north in a series of great steps of very similar shape all so familiar to the beehive outlines of Connemara. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/14941/
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CGF circuit - overgrown on N and E sides
by brenno  2 Aug 2016
Anybody thinking of doing a circuit of the Great Sugar Loaf should note that extensive parts of the northern and eastern sections of the circuit - effectively from the NW corner of the mountain down to the GAA grounds and all along the eastern part are quite heavily overgrown by ferns and at times it's not that easy to stick to what is usually a well-marked easy to follow trail. Our 500m total ascent - starting from Calary car park felt like a lot more although humidity was also a big factor. Local we met said it's always like this at this time of the year Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/18603/
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Picture: No it's no Croagh Patrick
Not too sure where the great comes from?
by TommyV  1 Nov 2018
This route is a straight forward out and back route from the car park at the South side of the hill as mentioned by simon3 and it does actually look like a mini Croagh Patrick. Simply follow the well worn trail to the top and back down again. The hill actually looks more impressive from a distance than when you actually climb it. There was a lot of litter at the car park and along the trail up to it. This is probably due to the large number of visitors as it is a very accessible hill near an area of high population density. Still I would have imagined that anybody looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a nice hike would have a bit more respect for the countryside environment they are visiting! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/20143/
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nic on Great Sugar Loaf, 2004
by nic  9 Feb 2004
Climbed from Rocky Valley, Kilmacanogue on 7 Feb. Beautiful day, lovely easy approach, but as we clambered over the last stretch, a gusty wind arrived, making it impossible to stand up. Crawling was the only option for the final piece, and there after on the way down on the north face over the scree. Its been 25 years since I was last up on the Sugarloaf, and it is certainly worth a visit as the vistas from the top are spectacular. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/839/
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Picture: Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine, USA
 
johnsoc4 on Great Sugar Loaf, 2006
by johnsoc4  6 Jun 2006
Here is a picture of Sugarloaf Mountain in the State of Maine in the US. This is what I would call The Great Sugar Loaf's sister mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/455/comment/2382/
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