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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 129, 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 378.6mDunranhill 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 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo 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 North-West 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 725mDuff 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 661mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh 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 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m

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

Height: 474m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T11904 95440
Place visited by 333 members. Recently by: jasonmc, Colin Murphy, si.foley, Dbosonnet, wohfnow, marcellawalking, twilawalking, gerwalking, CurlyP, jgfitz, niamhmc87, Tom98, Lauranna, conorjob, Liamob
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Longitude: -6.334118, Latitude: 52.998291 , Easting: 311904, Northing: 195440 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 711822 695472,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrybMn, 10 char: DrybwnMntn
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Derrybawn Mountain is the 647th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Derrybawn Mountain in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
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 A 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 B 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 C, 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/537/comment/5296/
 
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Picture: Snowdonia visible.
New Comment: Long distance views.
by simon3  1 Jul 2018
Looking east from the top of Derrybawn in the fine June weather of 2018, rewarded us with a view of the coastline of Wales. There was a light easterly wind and substantial haze but nevertheless the outline is quite distinct ( particularly after a light touch of photoshop).

The apparent double humped summit to the right of the picture and looking like the highest ground is (left hump) Crib y Ddysgl (aka Garnedd Ugain 1065m) with the slightly higher Snowdon (1085m and around 150km away) to its right. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/537/comment/19956/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Derrybawn Mountain in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking down at Glendalough upper lough.
 
New Comment: Fine, steep top overlooking dramatic valley
by Colin Murphy  3 Jul 2018
We mostly followed Simon3's excellent directions, with the exception that we took the track to the east of the Poulanass waterfall which, for the lazy hillwalker (us included) might knock a couple of hundred metres off the route. The summit of Derrybawn is nothing special - a broad area with a small cairn, but the views to the NW in particular are wonderful, and it was particularly good as we ascended on the hottest day of the year! The only blight on the scenery is the large amount of clear-felling (visible in the pic) currently afoot. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/537/comment/19959/
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Picture: Misty sunrise
New Comment: 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/537/comment/19960/
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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/537/comment/3799/
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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/537/comment/2686/
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