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Wicklow Area   W: Cen Lugnaquilla Subarea
Place count in area: 116, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 474mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mMullacor 657mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 714mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 523mKnocknacloghoge 534mLuggala 595mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 561mSleamaine 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 682mDuff Hill 720mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 531mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mKilmichael Hill 267mSlievefoore 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 794mLugnaquilla 925mSlievemaan 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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Slievemaan Mountain Sliabh Meáin A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Meáin [OSI], 'middle mountain') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 759m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T01756 90819
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Longitude: -6.48655, Latitude: 52.958839 , Easting: 301756, Northing: 190819 Prominence: 54m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 701683 690856,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvmn, 10 char: Slievemaan
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

There are two peaks in South Wicklow of this name, though the other, near Croaghanmoira, is written in English as two words.   Slievemaan is the 71st highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemaan (<i>Sliabh Meáin</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Slievemaan from Ballineddin Mountain
 
can be part of a nice circuit.
Short Summary created by wicklore  3 Apr 2013
Slievemaan is doubly disadvantaged. Firstly it is overshadowed (literally) by the highest summit in Leinster, Lugnaquillia, which gains the majority of attention from hillwalkers to these parts. Secondly Slievemaan is just not that exciting a summit. It is boggy, has no dramatic geology and is really just a stop on the way elsewhere. On the redeeming side, it is the 70th highest summit in Ireland, has fine views of nearby Lugnaquillia and it forms part of a fine circuit taking in Lugnaquillia, Slievemaan and Ballineddin Mountains.

One option is to complete a circuit of the Slaney River valley. Start S97310 93557 A (Fentons Pub) and head along the road to join a trail at S98438 92935 B. From here follow the trail over Camarahill towards the summit of Lugnaquillia. At S01962 915 C 60 either contour around south to the col between Lugnaquillia and Slievemaan at T02217 91190 D, or continue up to Lugnaquillia and then come back down to the col. It’s an easy pull up to Slievemaan, although the col will be terribly wet and boggy on all but the most frozen of days. Enjoy the views from Slievemaan and its tiny cairn at T01756 90820 E. A trail will bring you on over the bog down and up to Ballineddin Mountain. You can pick your way down to the road at S98570 91435 F. From here follow the road/tracks back to Fentons Pub.

The round trip, including Lugnaquillia, can take 6.5 hours and is 15.89kms long. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/70/comment/4830/
 
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simon3 on Slievemaan, 2003
by simon3  2 Jun 2003
I can agree with csd's comment of 27 April. This is some of the worst high level damage in Wicklow caused, not by hillwalkers, but by bikers or quad bikers. The photo shows the damage to the ground between Slievemaan and Lugnaquillia. So bad is the damage that even after comparatively dry weather it was prudent not to walk on the ground. This is a recent phenomenom. Although it was always a bit wet here, it was easily crossable. Not any more or at least not after rain. I would advise anyone crossing between Slievemaan and Lugnaquillia to beware of the danger of getting stuck. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/70/comment/530/
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csd on Slievemaan, 2003
by csd  27 Apr 2003
Unfortunately the area around Slievemaan is beginning to get quite scarred by individuals on quad bikes. Nice views of the South Prison on the way up from Aughavanna - almost enough to make up for the long slog up from that direction! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/70/comment/448/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slievemaan (<i>Sliabh Meáin</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
 
simon3 on Slievemaan, 2003
by simon3  2 Jun 2003
The summit of Slievemaan has great views to the south, though not on the day this picture was taken. The picture shows the mini-cairn in front of the impressive bulk of Lugnaquillia. The summit of Lugnaquillia is less than 200m above this point. It can't be seen because it is quite far back from the skyline, across a broad shoulder known as Percy's Table. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/70/comment/531/
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berber on Slievemaan, 2002
by berber  29 Aug 2002
29-8-2002:In descending south west to get to the road I would advise walkers to walk on the rough ground between the two incised streams. These become more obvious as you descend. Rather than descend to where they join, work right so that you traverse the hill on your right about 300 metres above the junction. This helps in finding the track which serves the houses just out of sight to the west and reduces the number of walls to be crossed. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/70/comment/89/
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petelunn on Slievemaan, 2004
by petelunn  1 Jun 2004
The mud between Slievemaan and Lug mentioned by others is very severe. We nearly got stuck in wet weather, but eventually managed to get round it on the east side. We couldn't find a way through on the west at all. After descending via Camarahill we had to cross Little Slaney river after several hours persistent rain - not at all easy. One of us waded across. Best to do the circuit so that it's left until last. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/70/comment/981/
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