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Wicklow Area   Cen: Glendalough South Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
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 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 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 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 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 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 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 794.6mLugnaquilla 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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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: 474.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T13915 91255
Place visited by 144 members. Recently by: grzywaczmarcin, owen, Carolyn105, childminder05, Beti13, wohfnow, srr45, hibby, Meunclemichael, hak493r, gernee, annem, loftyobrien, Prendo, simoburn
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Longitude: -6.305556, Latitude: 52.960297 , Easting: 313915, Northing: 191255 Prominence: 98m,  Isolation: 2.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 713839 691290,   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 650th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Kirikee Mountain (<i>Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha</i>) in area 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 starA 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 starB. (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 (<i>Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha</i>) in area 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 starC to the N edge of the forestry at T144912 starD. 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 starE! Small mountains sometimes punch well above their weight. Linkback:
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