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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 555.3mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 553.5mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 466.2mTwo 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 NW 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 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh 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 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Kirikee Mountain Hill Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha [OSI], 'mountain of Cíor Mhic Aodha or
Mac Aodha's crest')
Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 474m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T13926 91195
Place visited by 131 members. Recently by: Prendo, simoburn, JoHeaney, briankelly, conorjob, Liamob, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, mickhanney, Wildrover, abcd, eugeneryan959, ewen, Grumbler, pinchy
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Longitude: -6.305378, Latitude: 52.959674 , Easting: 313926, Northing: 191195 Prominence: 99m,  Isolation: 2.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 713853 691221,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KrkMnt, 10 char: KrkMntn
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Kirikee is a townland in the parish of Knockrath. Price suggests that it may be derived from Tir Meicc I, the first element being tír, 'land'.   Kirikee Mountain is the 649th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Kirikee Mountain in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Flatish summit with easy walking options. View from west.
Flattish place of wooded walks and good views.
Short Summary created by simon3  5 Jul 2013
Although very rounded Kirikee is just a little higher than its neighbour Carriglineen. The obvious place to start to reach it is from the Shay Healy memorial at around T1296 9223 A from which various tracks can be used in combination with the open ground to reach the top. It is possible to reach it from Rathdrum using road and tracks and also from the SW using the road that starts at T 115 902 B. (There is a sign requesting that visitors ring regarding entry, however the owner is happy at responsible walker access.). Access from the north is physically possible however you should request permission from the farmer. Linkback: Picture about mountain Kirikee Mountain in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Sunset view from Kirikee over Croaghanmoira
A snowy ascent on Christmas day
by mcrtchly  26 Dec 2010
Kirikee from the Shay Elliot memorial on the Military road between Laragh and Glenmalur is an easy climb in normal conditions but in winter is an altogether different prospect. On this Christmas day we decided to avail of the the exceptional snowy conditions before the impending predicted thaw with the incoming Atlantic front. The road up from Laragh along the Military road gradually deteriorated as we approached the parking area near the memorial and snow chains were necessary for the final kilometre or so. At the parking area we were greeted with an unusually tranquil landscape which was covered in a twinkling blanket of snow.

The route to Kirikee is over the gate on the east side of the road (which was not too easy as we were wearing snow shoes). Ignoring the track on the left by the gate we continued about 500m-600m along the track from the gate until there is a track/fire break on the left. We followed this uphill through the forestry through deep, powdery snow and past conifers with their branches laden with snow that reminded us so much of snow shoeing in Scandinavia or North America - for a moment you could almost forget you were in Ireland. After about 700m (and a slight deviation to the left) we left the forest and came across a fence line. Following the fence line to the the right leads to the summit of Kirikee.

We arrived on the summit just as the sun was setting over Croaghanmoira and Ballinacor. The view of the setting sun was spectacular and we lingered until it had set below the horizon to take some photographs before turning tail to descend back to the car. As the sun set so the temperature dropped and on the drive back via Laragh dipped to -11C.

The snow had turned what in normal conditions might be a minor Wicklow hill into to perhaps one the the most enjoyable and unforgetable climbs that we have had in the Wicklows. Linkback:
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Picture: Croaghanmoira, just one of the delights on view from Kirikee
pdtempan on Kirikee Mountain, 2008
by pdtempan  2 Aug 2008
It seems from several of the comments on this page that some of you feel guilty about bagging a summit with such a great view as Kirikee with so little effort. So specially for those members, I can recommend the following guilt-free route from the SE. We walked all the way from Rathdrum hostel, but equally you could start from Ballinderry if you have a car. The route through the forestry was quite pleasant, and there is actually a path on the ground which is not marked on sheet 56. This offers a short cut from T147909 C to the N edge of the forestry at T144912 D. From here a path along the edge of the forestry brings you straight up to the summit. We combined Kirikee with Carriglineen, and as we had to head back to Rathdrum, we passed over Kirikee on the way back too. On our way down we had a strange experience: all of a sudden we heard a whoosh, but saw nothing come past or over us. Whatever it was passed very close to us and at great speed. No gunshot, no engine noise, nothing but a whoosh like the sound of a hose being twirled in the air. Our best guess is that this was a peregrine falcon. If you have any ideas, see my question on Motley Views. Linkback:
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Picture: Trig pillar and view NW, with Scarr visible to the right of pillar.
csd on Kirikee Mountain, 2007
by csd  24 Jun 2007
Kirikee Mountain is easily reached from the Shay Elliott memorial. Just go through the gate, take the first left, then when you reach the fence, turn right and handrail it to the top. The summit itself is not very inspiring: a trig pillar in a corner of a field, but the views to the west are quite rewarding. Everything from Scarr, Kippure, round to Tonelagee, Camaderrry, and Mullacor are visible. Up and down should take under 45 minutes. Linkback:
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Picture: Lugnaquillia massif from Kirikee
wicklore on Kirikee Mountain, 2008
by wicklore  14 Jul 2008
When i posted my profile on MV I mentioned that i don't consider 400-500 metre hills to be worthy of being called mountains. Simon3 replied saying that these hills often offered surprising alternative views of familiar mountains. So i set off on Sunday to bag six of these hills. Kirikee was the first. It is simple to get to the top from Shay Elliot Carpark. (co-ords given by padodes). However I still managed to go the long way up, turning what should have been a 20 minute stroll into an obstacle course. In future I'll just follow csd's directions! When I got to the top Simon3 was proved right as magnificant views opened up from Croghan Kinsella in the distant south to the Sugar Loaf in the North, and all points in between. I was awestruck by the views. This hill is well worth a visit on a good day. Linkback:
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padodes on Kirikee Mountain, 2007
by padodes  19 Sep 2007
A few months ago, csd posted a shot of the view north from Kirikee. The present view is to the south. Directly behind the trig pillar is Croaghanmoira with its two outstretched arms: Fananierin on the right and Ballinacor Mountain on the left - surely one of the great Wicklow panoramas. Just step forward a hundred feet more and the view takes in all the beautiful detail of the deep-cut valley that leads to the feet of Croaghanmoira. All this after little more than a twenty minute stroll from the roadside at T 130 921 E! Small mountains sometimes punch well above their weight. Linkback:
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