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Dublin Area   S: Kippure & Kilbride Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 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 72nd 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: 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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