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KippureMountainCipiúr A name in Irish (Ir. Cipiúr [OSI], origin obscure)County Highpoint of Dublin and in Dublin/ WicklowCounties in Leinster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock
Height:757mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O11582 15455 Place visited by 914 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, stuartdonaldson, atlantic73, thrifleganger, timhajda, Louise.Nolan, SeanPurcell, TriHarder, jelena, Edmo, Brendanbarrett, Carolyn105, derekpkearney, KieranF, Tommymy I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/