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Dublin Area , S: Dublin South East Subarea
Feature count in area: 18, by county: Dublin: 16, Wicklow: 7, Kildare: 1, of which 6 are in both Dublin and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW, EW-DM, EW-WE, EW-WW
Highest Place: Kippure 757m

Starting Places (77) in area Dublin:
Allagour Road, Ballinascorney Golf Club, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Barnaslingan Wood, Bohernabreena North CP, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Cabinteely House, Cannon's Corner, Carrickgollgan, Castelkelly Bridge, Clonkeen Road South, Cloon Wood Cp, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Cruagh Forest Recreation Area, Cruagh Road Hairpin, Curtlestown Wood CP, Dunnes Bank, Enniskerry, Fernhill Estate, Gap Road, Garadhu Road, Glencree Reconciliation, Hell Fire Wood CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilgobbin Lane, Killakee Car Park, Killiney Hill Carpark, Kilmashoge Forest CP, Kilsaran Quarry, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knockbrack, Knockree west, Lackan Wood S, Lamb Doyles, Laughanstown Luas, Lee's Lane, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lynch's Park Road, Marley Park CP, Novara Avenue, Bray, Old Wicklow Way entrance, Pavilion Theatre, Pine Forest Road, Putland Road, Raheenoon, Rathmichael RC Church, Rathmichael Wood CP, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seahan 265', Seahan 300', Sean Walsh Park, Seefin Trailhead, Shankill Byrnes Bar, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Slademore Road, Sraghoe Brook, St Catherine's Park, The Lamb Hill, The Scalp, Tibradden Forest Recreation Area, Tibradden Lane, Ticknock Forest, Vance's Lane, Wyattville Close

Summits & other features in area Dublin:
N: Howth: Ben of Howth 171m
N: Naul: Knockbrack 176m
S: Dublin South East: Carrickgollogan 275.2m, Glendoo Mountain 585.1m, Killiney Hill 153.5m, Knocknagun 555.3m, Montpelier Hill 383m, Prince William's Seat 553.5m, Tibradden Mountain 466.2m, Two Rock Mountain 536m
S: Kippure & Kilbride: Corrig Mountain 617.1m, Kippure 757m, Seahan 647.3m, Seefin 620.6m, Seefingan 722.9m
S: Saggart: Cupidstown Hill 378.6m, Knockannavea 400.8m, Saggart Hill 396.9m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Tibradden Mountain, 466.2m Hill Sliabh Thigh Bródáin A name in Irish,
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(Ir. [OSI], ''), Dublin County in Leinster province, in no lists, Tibradden Mountain is the 673rd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference O14862 22268, OS 1:50k mapsheet 50
Place visited by: 403 members, recently by: MartMc, KateLeckie, Carolineswalsh, nupat, NualaB, Tommer504, abacusms, CianDavis, Theresa, GerryCarroll, Kaszmirek78, agakilbride, miriam, a3642278, markv
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.280399, Latitude: 53.23864, Easting: 314862, Northing: 222269, Prominence: 28.2m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 714786 722297
Bedrock type: Muscovite-microcline porphyritic granite, (Type 4 muscovite/microcline porphyritic)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: TbrdMn, 10 char: TbrdnMntn

Gallery for Tibradden Mountain (Sliabh Thigh Bródáin) and surrounds
Summary for Tibradden Mountain (Sliabh Thigh Bródáin): Great views over Dublin
Summary created by wicklore 2010-11-01 17:46:41
   picture about Tibradden Mountain (<em>Sliabh Thigh Bródáin</em>)
Picture: Path leading to Tibradden
One easy approach to Tibradden is from the Coillte forest car park at A (O13848 22710). (unfortunately several cars have been broken into at a time on occasions here). A good information board provides a map and description of the Tibradden forest and its trails. Using the accurate trails will bring you out above the forest and onto the well developed path to the summit. Great views of Dublin and Dublin Bay, as well as nearby Two Rock, Glendoo and across to Saggart Hill. Tibradden is home to the remains of a burial chamber that has had some modern remodelling. A return walk should be less than 1 ½ hours, but a longer extension to Two Rock (Fairy Castle) is easily done by continuing on to the Wicklow Way and following this east.
Member Comments for Tibradden Mountain (Sliabh Thigh Bródáin)

   picture about Tibradden Mountain (<em>Sliabh Thigh Bródáin</em>)
padodes on Tibradden Mountain
by padodes 12 Oct 2008
Tibradden has just become much more accessible, even to Sunday strollers. Replacing the old muddy trail along the ridge, there is now a path with sections of boardwalk and raised causeway. It stretches along the high ground between Tibradden Forest carpark and the Wicklow Way, at the point where it drops to the road in Glencullen. Perhaps this may awaken renewed interest in the prehistoric burial place that marks the highest point on the ridge at B (O1486 2226).

When the original cairn was excavated in 1849 by members of the Royal Irish Academy, it was found to contain a rectangular, stone-lined cist, which held a burial urn and a food vessel (now in the National Museum, I believe). The contemporary account that was given of the excavation made no reference, however, to the elaborate surrounding structure that we can see today: a circular, roofless, dry-walled chamber, almost 3 metres in diameter, accessed from the NE through a narrow passage. For that reason, the suspicion later arose that this outer structure might have been added as a megalithic folly, perhaps around 1850, using stone from the cairn. During conservation work that was undertaken in 1956, an examination was carried out and it was found that the stonework of the chamber walls and passage indeed suggested mid-19th century craftsmanship. One person deceived by the false appearances was the poet Robert Graves, who refers to this monument as a passage tomb in his fanciful "The White Goddess" (still the bible of our present-day Wiccans!). There is a slab with two spiral patterns – one big, one small - inside the chamber, but given the curious overlapping of fact and fiction on Tibradden, I would be slow to bet my bottom euro on
its stone-age credentials.

The photo is taken looking NW. On the right, in the distance, is Montpelier Hill, which also had a large megalithic cairn until it was disturbed by the building of the so-called ‘Hell Fire Club’ around 1729. Linkback:
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Picture: The city and plains to the north
padodes on Tibradden Mountain
by padodes 8 Dec 2008
In Samuel Beckett’s collection, “More Pricks than Kicks”, there’s a story called “Love and Lethe” whose wryly humorous drama takes place on Tibradden Mountain. It tells of Beckett’s anti-hero, Belacqua, a philandering Dublin student, who takes his belle of the moment, Ruby Tough, to the top of Tibradden with the intention of carrying out a suicide pact with her. In the end, it fails and turns to “inevitable nuptial”.

The description of the scenery, though literary, is clearly based on first-hand experience of the mountain. It’s easy to find ourselves following the two characters in their climb: “Wisps of snipe and whatever it is of grouse squirted out of the heather on all sides … They plunged on and up through the deep ling and whortleberry … A high mesh wire fence, flung like a shingles round the mountain, obstructed their passage … They pushed on and soon the summit, complete with fairy rath, came into view, howbeit still at a considerable distance.” Particularly interesting is the description of the panorama from the top: “The first thing they had to do of course when they got to the top was admire the view, with special reference to Dun Laoghaire framed to perfection in the shoulders of Three Rock and Kilmashogue, the long arms of the harbour like an entreaty in the blue sea … To the west in the valley a plantation of larches nearly brought tears to the eyes of Belacqua, till raising those unruly members to the slopes of Glendoo, mottled like a leopard, that lay beyond, he thought of Synge and recovered his spirits. Wicklow full of breasts with pimples, he refused to consider. Ruby agreed. The city and plains to the north meant nothing to either of them in the mood they were in.”

Beckett doesn’t give the name of the mountain, but from the descriptive references, corroborated by E. O’Brien in his well-informed “The Beckett Country”, I don’t think there can be any doubt about the identity. Linkback:
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dewsbury on Tibradden Mountain
by dewsbury 28 Mar 2010
I walked from the Tibradden car park with a group of 20 to the top of Tibradden and beyond towards Fairy Castle. We returned back the same route - personally I find circular routes (or A to B) more appealing. It was a Sunday morning and fairly busy.

We were guided by two mountain rangers (DMP) who were very helpful and informative - giving lots of information - but not too much ! So a big thank you to the volunteer rangers. Generally a nice walk , not tough but with great views. I would consider doing a linear walk next time - from tibradden car park, to fairy castle and then ending 3-rock car park. This promises to be a varied walk with numerous points of interest. Linkback:
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Picture: The path to Victory!
A break(in) from the norm!
by Dessie1 18 Oct 2011
Climbed Tibradden from C (O14636 22090) after reading reports of car vandalism at the usual Coillte car park area.Headed NE directly for the summit D (O14875 22274) after an initial slog up fairly steep ground and through a forested area.A very quick alternative route for a peak bag. Linkback:
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walker_hollick on Tibradden Mountain
by walker_hollick 9 May 2007
It is possible to include this as part of a longish walk starting at Cruagh Wood car park, up Glendoo, Knocknagun and Prince William Seat on the southside of the Glencullen valley, then down the Wicklow Way to the R116, down along the R116 to Glencullen. From Glencullen turn left onto the Stepaside road, then left again on a forest track just after a pitch and putt course. Climb
Two Rock Mountain/Fairy Castle, then continue along the ridge to Tibradden, down through the forest to the road and a short road walk back to the start.

It is not really worthwhile climbing on its own, if you want a short climb, you are better off doing
Two Rock mountain. Linkback:
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