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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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Ballinafunshoge Hill Sliabh Boc A name in Irish
also Slieve Buck an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Sliabh Boc [PDT], 'mountain of bucks') Wicklow County, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 480m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O16551 04203
Place visited by 121 members. Recently by: Joshua3, peterturner, PaulNolan, markmjcampion, Bunsen7, albertw, Glanman2, Garmin, des carroll, supersullivan, owen, hannukkah, brayhead, tommyclarke, brenno
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Longitude: -6.261686, Latitude: 53.07602 , Easting: 316551, Northing: 204203 Prominence: 92m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 716474 704235,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blnfns, 10 char: Blnfnshg
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Ballinafunshoge (from Ir. Baile na Fuinseoige, 'townland of the ash') or Ashtown is the name of a townland, and it has clearly been erroneously applied to this hill. The peak was named Slieve Buck on maps of Wicklow made in 1760 and in 1822, but this name appears to have been forgotten since. In his 'Guide to the County of Wicklow' (1827) Wright gives its height as 1480 ft., which is a little low for this peak (1582 ft.), but corresponds to the height of Sleamaine, located about 1 mile further N. In any case, at this time such heights were estimated by enthusiasts and were often not very accurate.   Ballinafunshoge is the 624th highest place in Ireland.

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A few hours in the woods
by Sarkuns  16 Aug 2013
As usual I took the best (or sometimes only) approach fore my little car .. so I came to Ballinafunshoge from Slemaine side. There are always some places to leave your car and now even the road is renewed covered with new layer ...
My plan was to walk around the little forest that covers the top of the hill and then explore the forest.
Start at the wicklow way entrance an at the first forest ridge turn right to take Slemaine top. After that I returned to the path and continued fore a good while until I was at the Ballinafunshoge feet then just before one of the wicklow way markers where the path turned left I turned a little bit right to follow another forest ridge straight up. Forest was on my left and mesh fence on my right. The path was straight and not too steep so the walking went quick. I went throght the gates (closing them behind me) and continued to climb up towards the top. Now (after passing through the gates) mesh fence was on my left and a open field and some very good views were on my right.
I continued until I saw the corner of the fence there over the fence which I was flowing where something like a crossing point ... so I use that and followed the path which start to lead me back to wickow way.
Few meters from the crossing point I took a sudden stop ... 10 meters from me was two fallow deers (dama dama)
I don't know how but I saw them before they saw me ... of course only for less than a minute but still that was interesting enough.
Then I just continued until reach the ww turned left as I would be going back to my car. After some 200 meters I went in to the wood on my left and spent there around two hours searching fore everything.. starting from wild mushrooms and yes fore the mountain top itself.
I cannot say was I on top ore not (because I don't have GPS) but I will count dis one fore me .. :)

About the paths ... yes there was some fallen trees but now almost all of them have a way round
It took me around 3 hours but without taking a loop and wondering in the woods I think it will take around 30 to 40 minutes for both hills Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/15076/
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Just Carrick Mt left on Sheet 56
by eamonoc  28 Oct 2013
Sunday 20/10/2013, From top of Sleamaine i followed a small well defined path towards Ballinafunshoge, keeping the forest on my immediate left I followed an old fence down to the obvious col between Sleamaine and Ballinafunshoge. At this col the Wicklow way path emerges from the forest, I ignored it and kept straight on following the fence as it goes uphill towards Ballinafunshoge. Just past an old rusty gate I followed the fence left uphill in an obvious forest ride to its highest point. Here I found a hole in the fence and easily made my way to the top of Ballinafunshoge in a rightward direction through mature forest in about 5mins from the fence. I made my way back to the col and followed the Wicklow Way back to my statring point. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/15238/
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Picture: Lough Dan and Kanturk, with Tonelagee in the background.
csd on Ballinafunshoge, 2007
by csd  15 Jul 2007
You can also approach the summit from the northwest, after coming from Sleamaine. Rather than following the track all the way down into the Cloghogue river valley, turn left up onto the ridge that runs N-S, handrailing the fence to your right. At the top of the ridge, a ride leads south to the general area of the summit. The views from this side are better than the Wicklow Way approach. Note that if you plan to continue down to the river, dogs are not permitted on any of the lands west of the Coillte forest. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/2773/
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Picture: Wicklow way
josvanderlinden on Ballinafunshoge, 2008
by josvanderlinden  9 Jun 2008
The top is not that spectacular, only trees. From the Wicklow-Way path, you can see Djouce Mountain (the lighter mountain at the end). Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/3168/
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hibby on Ballinafunshoge, 2008
by hibby  1 Nov 2008
I was walking along the section of the Wicklow Way from Shramore to Oldbridge (near Roundwood), which skirts the eastern slope of this hill. The best place to turn off the Wicklow Way for Ballinafunshoge is IO 16885 03925 A. The diversion from the Way to the summit is approximately 400 metres each way, with a change in elevation of only 40 metres. The path brings you in a straight line to the summit, but you have to duck under a couple of low branches near the top. The summit is fairly flat and forested, with no views. However as others have noted, the views from the Wicklow Way track eastward over the Roundwood lakes are very beautiful, and further south there are spectacular views over Lough Dan. We surprised a couple of deer near the top; they surprised me too by making a loud "yelp" of alarm. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/3411/
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Picture: Ruins west of Ballinafunshoge
eflanaga on Ballinafunshoge, 2009
by eflanaga  4 Jun 2009
Below is a picture of some of the ruins to be found west of Ballinafunshoge in the direction of Lough Dan. There are a few more out of picture beyond the small clump of trees (centre). Behind where picture was taken is a leafy track leading to a vantage point above Lough Dan. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/3810/
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