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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Dublin 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 North-West 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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Kippure Mountain Cipiúr A name in Irish
(Ir. Cipiúr [OSI], origin obscure) Dublin/ Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 757m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O11582 15455
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Longitude: -6.331884, Latitude: 53.178139 , Easting: 311582, Northing: 215455 Prominence: 262m,  Isolation: 3.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 711506 715485,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kipure, 10 char: Kippure
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

The River Liffey rises high on the slopes of Kippure. The name as shown on Discovery map is simply a transliteration of a pronunciation collected locally, but without any clear meaning. It resembles ciop, 'stump' and iúr, 'yew', but 'stump of yew' would be Ciop Iúir. Yew is unlikely to have ever grown near such a high exposed summit, but the name also refers to a townland which descends to the valley, so a connection with yew is not impossible.   Kippure is the 72nd highest place in Ireland. Kippure is the highest point in county Dublin.

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Picture: Kippure from the NW - From right on skyline Djouce, War Hill
 
All points of the Compass
Short Summary created by simon3, wicklore  1 Jun 2011
Kippure is the highest and most southerly summit in Dublin. It is crowned by a 110 metre high transmitter, and is approachable from all points of the compass. It can be walked on its own or as a route combining several other local summits. Most routes involve heavy, open bog, while one approach makes use of a gated access road. The summit is urbanised and ugly, but the views on a good day are expansive in all directions, taking in Dublin, Bray, the Irish Sea and many of the Wicklow hills all around.

North, an approach through Glenasmole is possible from O109 199 A, or from a bog track at O131 198 B. East, the adventurous can start at the cottage at Lough Bray Lower at O142 164 C and head up the steep ground between the two lakes. Otherwise park at O143 153 D and follow a track that skirts the corrie walls. The gated access road at O141 142 E is the most popular with the Sunday stroller.
South, typical approaches are from O137 137 F, or from O080145 G, both of which cross heavy bog on the way up. West, start at O063 169 H and take in Seefin and Seefingan en route. North West, start at O073200 I and take in Seahan, Corrig and Seefingan en route.

Caution is needed if approaching from Seahan or Seefin to the west as these routes partly follow the boundary of the Kilbride Army Rifle Range. The approach from Glenasmole to the north is the quietest, and offers secret babbling brooks, mini cataracts and river cliffs, wild goats and plenty of peace. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/4833/
 
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Picture: Highest man in Dublin!!
Kippure Hike
by Dessie1  31 May 2010
Hiked up Kippure on 21-5-10.Parked in the car park at the small bridge (O1094912774 J) just where the R759 road passes over a small stream.Hike length to top was 2.7Km.Took a 14 deg true bearing all the way to top.
Route was quite marshy most of the way but not too bad. Met 2 deer on route which was a surprise.Didnt have time to even get the camera turned on!Reached the summit after about an hours hike.Excellent views of the 2 sugarloaf's peeping through Tonduff and War Hill to the east and Carrigvore,Gravale,Duff and mulls to the southwest.Had celebratory cup of tea on summit while watching a guy hang from the mast near the top repairing something.Retraced steps back down to car.Enjoyable couple of hours and well worth a go if you fancy something a bit more challenging than the road route. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/5824/
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Picture: Kippure across the Boggy Athdown Pass.
 
Homerclesse on Kippure, 2010
by Homerclesse  28 Mar 2010
I've approached the summit a few times by two alternative routes.
The first is a straight up down route following the tarmac road from the gates off the Military Road. Although a rewarding view awaits it's not the most inspiring route and a little obvious.
The second route is by a couple of approaches. Park at the gates of the Kippure Estate and follow the track across the road. This eventually leads into heavy forest with a lot of deeply rutted tracks and felled trees. The best option is to head to the river bank (Athdown Brook) and climb up along the left side bank of it. A nice view behind you to the Coronation Plantation and the Mullaghcleevaun Range. Once you clear the line of trees on the left then it's simply a matter of climbing up to the top of Seefingan with it's mighty Cairn. Great views of the Blessington Lakes, the other hills of the West Wicklow range, south to Mullaghcleevaun and east to Kippure, our destination. It's very hard to miss with it's huge Aerial on top. Head out across the boggy Athdown pass and follow a line up to the top of Kippure. Being the highest point in County Dublin you will be rewarded with amazing views on a clear day. All the major summits are visable. It's a very boggy approach in places but very challenging. Head back down roughly 220 degrees to the bridge on the Sally Gap and back to the car along the Road.

An alternative route is to park on the west side of Seefin at the gates and go straight up the Forest track. Follow the ridge from Seefin and then to Seefingan and on to Kippure as described above. The obvious disadvantage is you'll be heading back the same way to the car. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/4547/
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padodes on Kippure, 2009
by padodes  25 Jan 2009
At the risk of appearing to comment lately on nothing else but Kippure and the twin corries at its eastern end, I would like to add a little detail to the more interesting Lower Lough this time.

In his book ‘The Neighbourhood of Dublin’ (1920), the walking enthusiast Weston St. John Joyce spoke of the lower lake as “a wild, gloomy tarn…believed by some to be the crater of an old-world volcano”. There’s an earlier reference to this hypothesis in A. G. Wright’s ‘A Guide to the County of Wicklow’ (1827), who says that “appearances favour the conjecture”. We know today that the true origin of the lake lies in the power of ice, but looking at the photo (I used a fish-eye to capture as much as possible), one can easily see how the mistake could be made.

On the far side of the lake can be seen the south-facing Lough Bray House, “embosomed in a grove of trees”, as St. John Joyce writes. He says it was “built in the Old English style of architecture, and was originally a gift by the Duke of Northumberland when Lord Lieutenant, to his medical adviser, Sir Philip Crampton”, but other accounts I have seen link the house to Lady Powerscourt, who is said to have built a summer house (or shooting lodge) here towards the end of the 19th century. At the western end of the lake, which comprises 37 Irish acres, a beach was created by bringing up cartloads of sand all the way from Brittas Bay. I was surprised to read, recently, that the lake even has its monster in residence. On the web page www.paranormaldatabase.com/ireland/leinster, there’s an account, dated 3 June 1963, of “Two friends watching the Lough [who] spotted a large, dark grey circular body rise from the lake, almost four metres in circumference. The head was slightly away from the body, and stood 90 centimetres out of the water”. Believe it if you will. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/3547/
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Picture: Lough Bray Upper and Eagles' Crag
 
padodes on Kippure, 2009
by padodes  21 Jan 2009
I would like to add a few details to Wicklore’s comment on walking around Lough Bray (Upper and Lower), which may add to the interest of exploring this area. The massive outcrop between the two corries is known as the Eagles’ Crag (although the name does not appear in the OSI map). It is recorded that eagles did, in fact, breed here into the 19th century, when they were finally hunted to extermination. It still isn’t unusual to see a peregrine falcon or kestrel rising on the thermals created by the corries, but you are just as likely to see today colourful paragliders doing the same when the weather is favourable. The corries themselves were formed during the last Ice Age and marked the head of a glacier that flowed down the length of Glencree Valley, with, I would surmise, minor tributaries coming from Raven’s Rock glen (east of Lugduff) and the little glen at Powerscourt Waterfall, each of which has its own modest cirque. The lakes that formed behind the moraines are quite deep and do not seem to communicate above ground, which has led to speculation that they may nonetheless be connected underground, with a flow from the Upper to the Lower. The water is acidic and low in nutrients, so aquatic life is rather poor and you will see that waterfowl are infrequent visitors. I read once that whooper swans have been known to descend here in winter, but I have never myself seen their white beauty on these black waters, despite many a visit. There is abundant plant life around the corries, I am assured, but the names that leave some botanising friends of mine ecstatic, like woodrush, cowberry and quillwort, are rather lost on me.

Parking close to the roadside cottage by Lough Bray Lower is very restricted, but this does not prevent, at weekends, a lot of cars from parking there anyway, and on both sides of the narrow road at that. It can be hard to get by, if you are travelling through. Add to that the madness of tour operators who have begun to send big coaches over the Military Road in recent years, and you have all the ingredients of a bottleneck worthy of the Red Cow Roundabout. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/3536/
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Picture: The deer aren't as interested in me as I am in them.
SDillmore on Kippure, 2005
by SDillmore  12 Jul 2005
Took the meandering access road up. After having done Lug earlier in the day I was too tired for the direct ascent (the 28 degree temperature all day didn't help either). Near sunset on the way down, I almost missed two large herds of deer. I caught the first group looking back, glimpsing their silhouette. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/1796/
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