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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, 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 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 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 NW 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 725.5mDuff 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 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh 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 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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Moneyteige North Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Basalt and gabbro Bedrock

Height: 427m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T14688 75842
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: eugeneryan959, mickhanney, PaulNolan, markmjcampion, melohara, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, maike, mountainmike, jlk, simoburn, paddyhillsbagger, fpreid, Geansai, wwwalker
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Longitude: -6.299528, Latitude: 52.821528 , Easting: 314688, Northing: 175842 Prominence: 47m,  Isolation: 2.7km
ITM: 714610 675862,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MnytNr, 10 char: MnytgNrth
Bedrock type: Basalt and gabbro, (Dolerite)

Moneyteige North is the 790th highest place in Ireland.

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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 T140 767 A (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 T147 761 B. 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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Picture: Moneyteige North
simon3 on Moneyteige North, 2009
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 T15198 74118 C

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, 2007
by csd  14 Oct 2007
We approached Moneyteige North from the north, parking at T15936 77930 D. 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 151 761 E 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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Picture: Moneyteige from the track to the north
csd on Moneyteige North, 2007
by csd  14 Oct 2007
Once up to the high ground, the walk south towards the summit takes you across some varied terrain: cut forest, mature trees, and grazing pasture. This shot shows Moneyteige North viewed from the track to the north. The shorter access route from Ballykillageer to the east is via someone's driveway, so we didn't take this route. Linkback:
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