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Wicklow Area , Cen: Glendalough South Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle Lower, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Kirikee Mountain, 474.5m Hill Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha [OSI], 'mountain of Cíor Mhic Aodha or
Mac Aodha's crest')
, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Carn Lists, Kirikee Mountain is the 651st highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference T13915 91255, OS 1:50k mapsheet 56
Place visited by: 154 members, recently by: nupat, NualaB, MickM45, davsheen, michaelseaver, supersullivan, lauracardiff, Ansarlodge, newpark-cc, SenanFoley, grzywaczmarcin, owen, Carolyn105, childminder05, Beti13
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.305556, Latitude: 52.960297, Easting: 313915, Northing: 191255, Prominence: 98m,  Isolation: 2.1km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 713839 691290
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)
Notes on name: 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'.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: KrkMnt, 10 char: KrkMntn

Gallery for Kirikee Mountain (Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha) and surrounds
Summary for Kirikee Mountain (Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha): Flattish place of wooded walks and good views.
Summary created by simon3 2013-07-05 17:16:06
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Picture: Flatish summit with easy walking options. View from west.
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 ShayEl (T1296 9223) 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 A (T115 902). (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.
Member Comments for Kirikee Mountain (Sliabh Chíor Mhic Aodha)
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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
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 B (T147 909) to the N edge of the forestry at C (T144 912). 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
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
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
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 D (T130 921)! Small mountains sometimes punch well above their weight. Linkback:
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