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Blackstairs Mountains Area   N: Blackstairs North Subarea
Place count in area: 13, OSI/LPS Maps: 68, EW-B, EW-B 
Highest place:
Mount Leinster, 794.4m
Maximum height for area: 794.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 706.4 metres,

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Greenoge Hill An Grianóg A name in Irish, also Guróg, also Gurode an extra EastWest name in English Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 425m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S86288 57088
Place visited by 52 members. Recently by: mickhanney, MartaD, abcd, Colin Murphy, pinchy, Roen, Jay9, mountainmike, loftyobrien, finkey86, saule, ewen, Barry28213, PaulNolan, melohara
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Longitude: -6.725665, Latitude: 52.658543 , Easting: 286288, Northing: 157088 Prominence: 80m,  Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 686211 657135,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grng, 10 char: Greenoge
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Greenoge is the 827th highest place in Ireland. Greenoge is the most easterly summit and also the second most northerly in the Blackstairs Mountains area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Greenoge (<i>An Grianóg</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Panorama south towards the Blackstairs and cloud covered Mt Leinster
Easy walk: views to Blackstairs and North.
Short Summary created by simon3  8 Jun 2010
A great attraction of Greenoge is the huge view of the north end of the Blackstairs. There are also views to the north and to nearby summits nearer the coast such as Slieveboy and Carrigroe Hill. The obvious way to start is from the SW at Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area car park at around S842568 starA. Follow the South Leinster Way until you reach an edge of the forest S 85636 57573 starB leading up towards the wind turbines.
Another waypoint to reach the top is from around S86501 57313 starC on forest tracks. Another place to start is from the NE at S87218 58650 starD.
There is no distinct top in amongst the heather. The summit area has four wind turbines with associated access roads.
It is easy to continue to Croaghaun via forest roads as marked on the sheet 68. Linkback: Picture about mountain Greenoge (<i>An Grianóg</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: No entry: the summit of Greenoge
csd on Greenoge, 2007
by csd  29 Sep 2007
We approached Greenoge from the northeast, where there's room to park one car at the start of the Coillte track at S87218 58650 starD. The plan was to follow the South Leinster Way, take the track left up the slope onto the ridge that extends NE from the summit. However, we turned left too early: ignore the turnoff at S87326 58132 starE unless you like bashing through spruce and gorse. The correct turn shown on sheet 68 is a few hundred metres further on, after the trees end. The rest of the tracks are shown accurately on 68, so finding the summit area is easy. The summit itself appears to be on private property: a wind farm occupies the area immediately around the summit. Unfortunately the clouds had descended, obscuring any view. Linkback:
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Picture: The view from Greenoge: Mount Leinster on left, Slievebawn on right.
madfrankie on Greenoge, 2010
by madfrankie  30 Mar 2010
From Croaghaun we continued east on pleasant forest tracks for some 3km.
Rather than take the track that contours round Greenoge to the NE, we followed the forest's edge (which abuts high farmland) towards the wind turbines looming on the skyline. Greenoge is a flattish top, completely dominated by the 5 or 6 wind turbines at its summit.
Despite the intrusive presence of all this stuff, there are fine views to be had, notably the impressive bulk of Mount Leinster, a short distance south.
We returned to the forest track, but then took another forest road (waymarked The South Leinster Way) SW down to the tarred road. Another kilometer and we were back at the car park at the Corrbut Gap. Linkback:
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Picture: Greenoge Generator
paraic on Greenoge, 2009
by paraic  23 May 2009
There are 4 wind turbines near the summit of Greenoge, here is a photograph of one of them... Linkback:
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Picture: The view to the NE.
csd on Greenoge, 2007
by csd  29 Sep 2007
Greenoge's position at the end of the Blackstairs means there are uninterrupted views of the rolling countryside to the north and east. This was spoiled somewhat by low cloud, but glimpses were possible. This shot shows the view northeast along the ridge that I used to access the summit Linkback:
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Picture: Heading up the raised ditch to Greenoge Top
Short and simple route to the top.
by Harry Goodman  29 Jun 2015
On 3 May 2013 we parked at S8431156818 starF at start of the Kilbrannish Looped Walk and followed the waymarked trail (purple arrows) up a short stone and gravel path to meet the main track which we then followed anti-clockwise ENE (right). The direction posts were for the Kilbrannish Loop (purple) and the S Leinster Way. After about 1.5km the looped walk turned left (W) at S855575 starG but we continued on NE for about 200 metres to where the forest edge coming down from Greenoge met our path S8563657573 starB. Crossing the fence on our right and keeping the line of the forest to our left we walked up along a raised ditch, on a gentle slope, past some wind turbines. The top S8629257087 starH was about 900 metres along. Due to the mist we had limited views across to the long E ridge of Mt. Leinster, our objective for the next day. While we could have returned to the start by our outward route, we decided when we came back down to the track and along to where the Kilbrannish looped walk turned up W, that we would complete the loop and take in another MV listed top Croaghaun en route. (For details see my comments on Croaghaun). This gave us a walk of just under 8km completed in a couple of hours and added 2km to an out and back walk to Greenoge. It also served as a nice introduction to a week-end's walking in the Blackstairs. Linkback:
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