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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Dublin Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 129, 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 378.6mDunranhill 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 725mDuff 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 661mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh 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 686mWhite Hill 630.9m

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Kippure Mountain Cipiúr A name in Irish
(Ir. Cipiúr [OSI], origin obscure) County Highpoint of Dublin, in County Highpoint, 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 73rd highest place in Ireland. Kippure is the highest point in county Dublin.

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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/3547/
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Djouce on Kippure, 2002
by Djouce  13 Nov 2002
Start at Lower Lough Bray and follow the path climbing between the two lakes. There is a very steep slope with great views over the lakes and Glencree valley from the top of the cliffs -
then more gentle boggy ground to the top. Unfortunately there are buildings and a large TV aerial at the summit. You can cheat by walking up or down the road! You can return by the same route or along the ridge overlooking Upper Lough Bray. Time required about 3 hours plus breaks. In warm weather you can enjoy a refreshing swim in Lough Bray afterwards Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/215/
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Picture: Eagles Crag looms darkly over brooding Lough Bray Lower
wicklore on Kippure, 2009
by wicklore  20 Jan 2009
Padodes refers to Eagles Crag in his recent post on Kippure. This photo shows Eagles Crag as seen from Lough Bray Lower. To the right can be seen the copse of trees behind which hides Lough Bray House. This fantastic house can be seen from the cliffs above the lake but beware-the owners value their privacy and No Trespassing & No Boating signs are in abundance around the lake and at the driveway to the house. From the roadside cottage at O142 164 A referred to by padodes a public track picks its way up to the lower lake which is hidden from the road. It is possible to turn left at the lake and head up to climb Eagles Crag. This is an alternative route to the more popular starting point at the quarry further up the road. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/3534/
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Picture: The mast on top of Kippure
 
“Military Road”
by paddyobpc  23 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 25 Jul 2015. Myself and my son Dillon(dillonkdy) were in Dublin and free for the evening while others went to see Ed Sheerin so we decided to climb Kippure and knock another CHP off the list. We walked up a rough road that was signposted “Military Road” which later reduced to a path straight to the top. It was dry due to the time of year but I suspect it could be quite wet due to the boggy ground at other times of the year. Good views of Dublin and Wicklow from the top and views of the Great Sugarloaf on the way up. This route was just short of 10Km up and back rising 300m and we were back to the car in 3 hours but we were not really rushing. Dillon (dillonkdy) was delighted to be at the trig of another County High Point, 3 down in about 30 days! See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/18804/
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Picture: Kippure (taken from the Liffey Source)
andymc on Kippure, 2006
by andymc  6 Feb 2006
River Liffey Source, Kippure Summit and Upper & Lower Lough Bray 06/01/2006
Decided to take my first real hike to a place that i love alot. The Bray loughs were part of many a college assignment for Glacial Geography a number of years ago. The view up here is fantastic.
So I started at the Liffey Head Bridge (o137137 B), trekked across some quite marshy bogland for around a kilometre. I arrived at the Source of the River Liffey and was rightly surprised to see how relatively small it is. Anyway, off i went up towards Kippure. I decided to take the road route to the top, which afforded me the time to take lots of pictures of various mountains, Bray, Kippure Summit and a herd of deer. A well earned rest and some hot food was had at the summit. Again more pictures were taken. Once i had refuelled, off i went eastward to the Bray loughs. Twas soft enough underfoot in places. I then decided to trek down the steep pass between the two lakes. As i left the lakes heading back up to the road, i couldn't help but feel ashamed by the two burned out cars near the stream. Haded back up to the RTE entrance. Overall, i was rightly worn out. But it was nice to get away and have some quiet time (and it was very quiet).
Next up the Great Sugar Loaf and Powerscourt Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/2181/
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csd on Kippure, 2003
by csd  6 Jul 2003
Even in summer, the approach to Kippure from Seefingan is quite boggy. I would imagine that in winter it's especially gloopy, something akin to the Barnacullian ridge. Picture shows the buildings associated with the TV transmitter. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/580/
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