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Wicklow Area , S: Aughrim Hills 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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Moneyteige North, 427m Hill
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, Ballykillagee Hill, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Carn Lists, Moneyteige North is the 818th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference T14688 75842, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 46 members, recently by: annem, srr45, Colin Murphy, loftyobrien, eugeneryan959, mickhanney, PaulNolan, markmjcampion, melohara, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, maike, mountainmike, jlk, simoburn
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.299528, Latitude: 52.821528, Easting: 314688, Northing: 175842, Prominence: 47m,  Isolation: 2.7km
ITM: 714610 675862
Bedrock type: Basalt and gabbro, (Dolerite)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: MnytNr, 10 char: MnytgNrth

Gallery for Moneyteige North and surrounds
Summary for Moneyteige North : Good views over S. Wicklow, but mostly uninspiring.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2021-07-23 08:50:50
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Picture: The boulder marking the high point, Croghan Kinsella in background
The simplest approach, and one which will not require crossing farmers' fields, is from the forest entrance to the north at B'Coog (T15936 77930), where there is parking for several cars. Follow the meandering, gently rising track through the woods which eventually strikes out in a more direct, SW direction around A (T156 770). The track crosses between two fenced-in fields soon after, and you will have to clamber over two gates (although a farmer greeted me with a friendly 'Fine day!') before reaching another plantation of trees on the right. The track ends in a gate here where the treeline ends. Turn right and follow the more-steeply rising grassy slope with the trees on your right, which will take you to the high point, marked only by a boulder on a slightly elevated bank.
Member Comments for Moneyteige North

Short but steep
by pn_runner 27 Oct 2010
Intended to approach from the north but under time pressure I opted to risk a direct route from the west. Parked at the corner/junction CloneHs (T140 767) (room for 1 maybe 2 cars). Took the left of two parallel tracks heading south east, the right one is a drive way to a house. This left side gravel track runs up the edge of a field, the gate was open, no livestock so I felt it was worth a look. At the gated entrance to the forest I left the track to follow a wall straight up the hill to B (T147 761). Steep going but the forestry is mature enough to pass through without delay. Then south to the top. Returned by the same route allowing myself a jog down through the trees. 32 minutes car to car.
Intrigued to find what I always took to be boulders on top were in fact trees. Linkback:
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simon3 on Moneyteige North
by simon3 7 May 2009
Moneyteige North can be approached from the south, Croghan Kinsella direction. There are a number of places to start up that summit from such as a forestry entrance at B'nagore (T15198 74118)

The picture shows the summit from the southern side. The cultivated fields here are surprisingly high reaching an altitude of around 400m. (Though not as high as one field on the northern side of Croghan Kinsella which appears to at around 550m).

One route to avoid the fields shown on the right of this picture, which may have livestock in them, is to walk down to the obvious forest road shown in the picture to left. Follow this until it finishes and then walk over rougher forest side tracks until the summit is in view. Linkback:
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Where is the adit?
by mickhanney 28 Sep 2018
Went looking for the Adit in the photos but couldn't find trace of it?
Anyone else find it?
Its shown as a feature on the east west map but all I could see on the ground was the trench. Linkback:
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Picture: The view south towards Croghan.
csd on Moneyteige North
by csd 14 Oct 2007
We approached Moneyteige North from the north, parking at B'Coog (T15936 77930). The tangle of forest tracks shown on Sheet 62 isn't apparent on the ground, so route-finding is fairly straightforward. Just follow what is obviously the most-used track, turning right up the hill at C (T151 761) towards the summit. Trees block the view to one side of the summit area, but there are some vistas over to Croghan to the south. Linkback:
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Picture: Adit below Moneyteige at Ballinvally
‘Gold in them thar hills’?
by kernowclimber 4 Aug 2011
Though not on the scale of California, in 1795 Wicklow witnessed a gold rush on the Goldmine River that flows northwards from Croghan and the Moneyteige mountains. Tradition says a local school teacher named Donaghoo began living beyond his means, arousing suspicion. He had noticed a stream glistening in the rays of the setting sun and realising this was gold, began secretly panning the sands for flakes and nuggets which he subsequently sold to Dublin jewellers for cash. Sadly for him, he fell in love with a duplicitous local girl who tricked him into revealing the secret of his wealth. The news ran like wild fire! People flocked to the townlands of Ballinvally and Ballinasilloge, panning the sands of the rivers and streams below Croghan and Moneyteige, carting away clay to washings. By October 1875 up to 80 kg of gold had been recovered.

Unsurprisingly, this activity attracted the attention of the authorities and a party of the Kildare Militia took possession of the workings on behalf of the government. The small barracks that they built and occupied in the valley are still extant. An Act of Parliament to legalise the operation received Royal Assent in 1797 and 2 months later the first ingot of gold was sold to the Bank of Ireland. Another 17 kg of gold was recovered before operations were disrupted by the Rebellion. The labour force joined the rebels and the workings were ransacked.

Work resumed in 1800 with attempts to discover the gold bearing ‘mother lode’. Numerous trenches were excavated to bedrock and an adit (tunnel) was driven near Ballinvally. None of the quartz veins contained any gold and the operation ceased. Gold continued to be recovered intermittently by various companies, including a London based one overseen by a Cornish miner in 1840. About 60 people were employed, but returns were just enough to cover expenses and the operation folded after a few years. Locals however, continued profitably working the river and its tributaries, as well as the Aughrim, Coolbawn and Avoca. The Goldmine River workings are estimated to have yielded in total some 300 kg of gold, which, based on C19th gold prices, would be about £30,000. Today this would equate to a staggering $13-15 million. Some large nuggets found in the gold rush were sent to the National Museum, Ireland.

No gold bearing veins have ever been discovered on Croghan or the Moneyteige mountains, so where did it come from? Geologists believe it was contained in copper and iron bearing minerals (mainly chalcopyrite) on the Ballycoog-Moneyteige ridge, which have a volcanic derivation. During successive episodes of glaciation the gold was slowly weathered and eroded away, transported downstream by glaciers and deposited in glacial till. Over time it was concentrated in the rivers’ alluvium. Patience does reward the persistent panner and minute flakes of gold are still to be found in the rivers and streams below Moneyteige. So what are you waiting for? Linkback:
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