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Dublin Area   S: Kippure & Kilbride Subarea
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW 
Highest place:
Kippure, 757m
Maximum height for area: 757 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 262 metres,

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Kippure Mountain Cipiúr A name in Irish (Ir. Cipiúr [OSI], origin obscure) County Highpoint of Dublin and in Dublin/ Wicklow Counties in Leinster Province, 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 highest mountain in the Dublin area and the 73rd highest in Ireland. Kippure is the most southerly summit in the Dublin area. Kippure is the highest point in county Dublin.

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hoopy1 on Kippure, 2006
by hoopy1  30 Jan 2006
Climbed Kippure yesterday starting from the Millitay Road and taking the pathway up. When the pathway stops the climb becomes very boggy and mucky. Some good views from the top. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/2156/
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YoungJohn on Kippure, 2010
by YoungJohn  13 Mar 2010
i parked on the military road near a bog lane that appeared to lead to the top of Kippure. I met a man out for a walk and he told me the mountain top was but twenty minutes from the end of the lane.....he fibbed. It took a good 45 minutes following the bog path to reach the top. This ascent was a challenge not alone because of the distance but because the snow covered what appeared to be a boreen underneath and I was taking no chances with the possibility of snow being 6ft deep or 6 inches. I probed with my trusty stick followed the edges of the presumed boreen and eventually after a slight detour or two made it to the top of this mighty mountain. Dominated by a huge mast I paused to view the sights Kippure offered of the Wicklow mountains, Great Sugarloaf and the distant city. The plain of Leinster opening up but no view of the Slievebloom or further west as there was a haze. A mighty mountain worth a climb but the next time i will find the tarmac road before ascending! Two and a half hours of a walk and worth it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/4499/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kippure (<i>Cipiúr</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
Picture: One of the two small lakes
 
pazapas on Kippure, 2005
by pazapas  2 Jun 2005
When I saw the ugly antenna, I decided not to go to Kippure mount. I stopped my rented car in a little quarry on the left of the road from Glencree to Sally Gap. Less than 300m further, a path starts of the right-hand side of the road and intersects a stream. The way is easy to follow and it takes you along in a walk around two lakes. Most of the walk is near the ridges. If you are lucky, you can see some roe deers.
More photographs at http://emeraldisland.free.fr (written in french for the moment) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/1723/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kippure (<i>Cipiúr</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
Picture: My Summit Picture with Granddad
My Climb in Dublin 10-12-2016
by ShaunDunne  4 Jan 2017
I climbed Kippure on the 10-12-2016 with my Granddad
It was very misty and cold at the summit.
No views to be had. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/18787/
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Picture: Dublin Deer
 
Dublins CHP
by TommyV  1 Nov 2018
Parking at the entrance to the access road located on the R115 known as the Old Military Road O14116 14184 A. This is a straight forward route up to the large mast at the top and back down. The deer I spotted made the hike somewhat interesting. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/20150/
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quarryman on Kippure, 2008
by quarryman  24 Oct 2008
Walked up from the brays on a gloomy day with low cloud.The weather disguised the ugliness; the mast appearing and disappearing and at times only the top of the mast could be seen. Not a thing of beauty - a peak-bagging exercise. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/3401/
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