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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 429.7mEagle 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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Derrybawn Mountain Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 476.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T11898 95434
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Longitude: -6.334108, Latitude: 52.998258 , Easting: 311899, Northing: 195434 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 711823 695469,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrybMn, 10 char: DrybwnMntn
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Derrybawn Mountain is the 645th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Derrybawn from west with ridge extending to the right.
Airy ridge at a meeting of valleys.
Short Summary created by simon3  4 May 2013
Derrybawn has a great situation, looking into four glacial valleys and above the well known Glendalough lakes. The summit is the north end of a 1.6km ridge, the best formed in Wicklow. Many of its lower slopes are planted with mature oak trees.
From the north east it is possible to ascend from the large lake's edge at around T1118 9640 starA initially using the well developed tourist and forestry paths that go beside the Poulanass waterfall and then, more steeply, aiming for a corner in the forest at T1146 9568 starB over small paths. There is an eroded path through high heather to the top. Another possible ascent is from the "Shay Elliott" memorial at around T129 922 starC, going W over Cullentragh Mountain (not currently an MV listed summit) and then turning NE on a seriously eroded path through high heather to the south end of the Derrybawn ridge. Linkback: Picture about mountain Derrybawn Mountain  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Misty sunrise
Through the mists of time
by Colin Murphy  3 Jul 2018
Glendalough can be a truly magical place - especially when there are no tourists there. I was lucky to arrive at the foot of Derrybawn (whose western slope is visible in the background) just after sunrise on an autumn morning in 2017. The prevailing weather conditions had contrived to create an eerie mist illuminated by bright early morning sunshine. I can see why the monks who long ago inhabited this place made a spiritual connection with it. Linkback:
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darrenf on Derrybawn Mountain, 2009
by darrenf  3 Jun 2009
After many years of wondering around the spinc and the lakes of glendalough finally decided to take a ramble around Derrybawn last Friday on a blistering summers day. Started off at the upper lake carpark and headed over the waterfall and turned left over the bridge following the wicklow way. Left the WW and scrambled up to Derrybawn - with such a great day navigation was not a problem.....from Derrybawn went onwards toward Mullaclor and eventually picked up the boardwalk back along the spinc once again and retunred to the car. It was a dry day with a fine spell of weather over the past number of days but the trail was still quiet boggy in places. Lugduff might also be considered as an extension to this walk where one could drop down to the bridge at the old mines before dropping into the valley below. Linkback:
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Picture: Helicopter over Derrybawn.
simon3 on Derrybawn Mountain, 2007
by simon3  8 May 2007
Derrybawn is famous for its 1.5k ridge stretching SW from the summit. Of course there's many more spectacular ridges elsewhere in Ireland such as the Beenkeragh off Carrauntoohil, the Corranabinnia ridge, the Turks, Slieve League, Bhinn Láir and the Teeromoyle Tooth. But if you live around Dublin, the Derrybawn ridge and the Faninierin ridge are really all there is - The Derrybawn ridge being much easier to incorporate into a looped walk.
Sadly the ridge has suffered over the years from trail erosion. There is now a path along its length which has formed entirely in the last 30 years.

Taken from along the ridge, the picture shows what looks like a mountain rescue drill, with the helicopter hovering over the summit.

As far as I can tell, the summit right skyline is Ballinafunshoge. Linkback:
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Picture: View from Derrybawn to the West.
simon3 on Derrybawn Mountain, 2007
by simon3  7 May 2007
Derrybawn is the oak-footed southern mouth of the Vale of Glendalough. Steep on its north side, its easily reached from the carpark at the Glendalough Visitor Centre or the car park between the two lakes.
I spent around two years in the 70's mapping it for Orienteering purposes - I know Derrybawn in all its seasons and learnt a bit of its history from the former owner of Derrybawn House.

The view here is from its summit towards the west. The tongue of water to the right is part of Glendalough Upper Lake. To the left of it is the Spink. Skyline right is the SW spur of Camaderry. Linkback:
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brenno on Derrybawn Mountain, 2007
by brenno  2 Nov 2007
Was over Derrybawn last weekend as part of the Glendalough-Spink-Mullacor-Derrybawn circuit. First time on this route for a while and sad to say, the underfoot conditions have deteriorated severely. The ridge either side of Derrybawn used to be pretty dry, but last weekend it was very mucky even though there hasn't been an awful lot of rain in the past few weeks. The descent from the end of the Derrybawn ridge back to the upper lake car park has also become very dodgy especially at the end of the circuit when the legs are a bit tired. Hard to know what can be done, but it was quite a shock to see hw badly the underfoot conditions had deteriorated . Linkback:
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