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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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Picture: A composite image of Upper and Lower Lough Bray from Eagle's Crag.
 
Magnificent redeeming feature
by Colin Murphy  20 Apr 2021
Been up here a few times before (half of Dublin has) so with lockdown limiting options, I decided to approach it via a little-used route. Kippure is largely a big round lump of a mountain, topped by an ugly transmitter, but it is redeemed entirely by the presence in its eastern slope of two spectacular corrie loughs: Upper and Lower Lough Bray. I started at the car park at O143 153 D and proceeded west then NW around the cliff edge about the upper lough, then turned west again at O 133 154 K, across a relatively easy slope covered in short heather (dry the day I did it). I hooked up with the paved access road at O 128 155 L which I followed to summit. I then retraced my steps leaving the access road at the same place but now heading in a EEN direction to O 135 160 M, or the point known as Eagle's Crag - a large rock outcrop. The views from here are in utter contrast to what Kippure otherwise offers - a spectacular bird's eye view of both loughs and east Wicklow beyond. A friend had actually told me it was possible to descend directly from this point down a steep, but doable track that runs down and then along the eastern side of the upper lough and back to my car, which I happily followed. If you're doing Kippure, make sure you do the Crag! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/73/comment/22904/
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