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Wicklow Area   NE: Fancy Subarea
Place count in area: 116, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
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 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 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 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
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 640mScarr 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 924.7mSlievemaan 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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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 Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 480m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O16551 04203
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Longitude: -6.261486, Latitude: 53.076521 , Easting: 316551, Northing: 204203 Prominence: 92m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 716486 704291,   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 626th 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 Linkback:
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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. Linkback:
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Picture: View from entrance to forest on western slope of Ballinfunshoge
Nice approach along the track from Sleamaine
by Bunsen7  17 Jul 2017
Found this easy to bag using the tracks via Sleamaine marked on "east-west mapping" map, including the forest ride. Track uploaded for anyone with an interest but given recent tree felling on the east side, this track should be easy to identify from the east along the forst line running perpendicular to the wicklow way track. I ascended via the forest ride from the west, having enjoyed the view towards Luggala and Knocknacloghoge. Linkback:
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Picture: Cleared view eastwards from just below summit of Ballinfunshoge
Eastern View
by Bunsen7  17 Jul 2017
Tree felling has opened up this view of the Vartry reservoir and the east coast from just below the summit of Ballinfunshoge. The Wicklow way runs left to right (southwards) just a few hundred metres downhill. Linkback:
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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. Linkback:
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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). Linkback:
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