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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
Place visited by 144 members. Recently by: loftyobrien, annem, wohfnow, Prendo, oreills8, newpark-cc, strangeweaver, feargalf, eugeneryan959, Gergrylls, abcd, Grumbler, finkey86, Colin Murphy, Pepe
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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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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/3411/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballinafunshoge (<i>Sliabh Boc</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/3810/
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Shortest views from an Irish top?
by supersullivan  5 Mar 2017
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208453715362700&set=pcb.10208453722122869&type=3&theater Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/18854/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballinafunshoge (<i>Sliabh Boc</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Summit 'marker'.
X marks the spot
by Colin Murphy  16 May 2019
Have battled my way through forest for 15 minutes, I knew I was close to the top, but spend a further 10 minutes wandering around trying to pinpoint the exact top using my GPS. Future baggers should note that much of the forest has recently been harvested to the south and east so the landscape is somewhat different than experienced by previous contributors. Finally I emerged into bright sunlight to the south of the woods and the sound of my GPS's bleep was met with much relief. Right beside the spot is a tree marked with an 'X' - although I don't know if someone did this to indicate that this was the summit, of it was some tree-felling indicator, but at least for the moment, when you see the 'X' you know you're there! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/20526/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballinafunshoge (<i>Sliabh Boc</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Lough Tay from Ballinafunshoge slopes
 
It is the journey that matters, not the destination...
by Colin Murphy  16 May 2019
Although this hill is forested and unremarkable, the journey to it is very rewarding offering great views of Lough Tay and part of Lough Dan, nestling amid the rolling hills. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/516/comment/20527/
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