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Wicklow Area   S: Shillelagh Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Stookeen Hill Stuaicín A name in Irish (Ir. Stuaicín [PNCW], 'pinnacle') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 420m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: S94530 68212
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Longitude: -6.60062, Latitude: 52.757055 , Easting: 294530, Northing: 168212 Prominence: 269m,  Isolation: 4.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 694457 668251,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Stoken, 10 char: Stookeen
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Stookeen is the name of the highest point in Aghowle Upper [PNCW]. Previously Aghowle Upper in MV.   Stookeen is the 851st highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Stookeen (<i>Stuaicín</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Summit trig pillar and view facing northeast
csd on Stookeen, 2008
by csd  19 May 2008
According to Michael Fewer's Wicklow Way book, Aghowle means "field of the apple trees". Not much of those in evidence these days, but plenty of commercial pine plantations, which are in the process of being clear felled. I parked where the Wicklow Way enters the forest at S96417 67543 starA, and followed the marked trail almost to the point where it leaves the forest tracks, south of the summit. From there, it's an easy pull up through low-density, mature forest and open ground, up to the summit. The western approach, although not forested, is harder due to the steep gradient and hidden holes.
Nice views from the summit, including Mount Leinster to the south. The top is adorned by an OS trig pillar, plonked atop a long-collapsed cairn. After enjoying the panorama, I headed down to the west, picked up the forest track, and did a circle around to the north of the summit, before heading east back to the car. If you're planning on doing this I'd recommend the Wicklow Way book mentioned above: although there isn't any more detail shown, the 1:25,000 scale makes it easier to work out the sometimes dense network of forest tracks. Linkback:
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Picture: Croghan Kinsella from Stookeen.
simon3 on Stookeen, 2010
by simon3  23 Feb 2010
We briefly had this sparkling view of snow painted spruce in front of Croghan Kinsella. Minutes later the snow had melted! Stookeen has fine views in many directions. Linkback:
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Picture: View south to the Blackstairs from the summit of Stookeen.
The heathery top in 2008
by wicklore  20 Jun 2020
I approached Stookeen from the south and parked at S940 675 starB. From here I followed the Wicklow Way, and headed north along a delightful grassy track, with high hedgerows on each side. This was muddy in places, but not unpleasant. A fence and stile are reached at S944 678 starC which, when crossed, bring you out onto one of the forest tracks that circle Stookeen at about 340 metres. This is probably the point csd also reached from the east from which he reached the summit. From here it was a straightforward haul up through the trees, emerging onto the heathery slope and finding my way up to the summit trig pillar.. Great views north to the lesser known Lakeen, Seskin and Muskeagh hills, as well as the higher mountains of Keadeen and Lugnaquillia further north again. To the south the Blackstairs were cloudy but visible. Another hill easily reached if doing the Wicklow Way, or else just a somewhat quieter place to walk if that’s what you seek. Linkback:
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Picture: Stookeen's summit
madfrankie on Stookeen, 2009
by madfrankie  9 Nov 2009
We did Stookeen on Sunday morning and took Wicklore's route from the south. Having crossed the stile at point C, we turned left and took the higher (right-hand) forest track. We immediately attempted to ascend to the summit, but were rebuffed by dense and impenetrable gorse, much to my 12-year old daughter's chagrin.
What we should have done was to continue along the track for a few hundred yards and climb to the top via an area of cleared forestry.
Anyway, the summit is a pleasant place with lovely views. A nice easy outing that ought not to take longer than an hour and a half. Linkback:
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Picture: A poor photo but captures the artfully constructed cairns that surround the Trig Pillar
Standing stones in the mist
by pn_runner  27 Dec 2010
I parked at the forest entrance S963 677 starD just north of where the WW enters the forest. The tracks marked on the OSI68 sheet indicate something on the ground either road or firebreak. I picked my way to junction at S949 682 starE before climbing up through the new plantation and heather to the top. The mist was down so saw nothing apart from the interesting cairns at the top. Linkback:
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Extensive views to the south west.
by garrettd  16 Aug 2014
As with wicklore, I also started at S940675 starB and headed NE on the WW. I didn't come across the style referred to before the summit track and I can only assume that it has been removed. The WW waymarker at this point is also an upgrade so may have been installed as part of the work that removed the style. The best option from here is to cross the summit track and head straight through the old-growth of trees all the way to the summit. I took the summit track east for about 200m and where it forks, went left for another 150m or so until a section of newly planted trees comes into view on the left. Not wanting to damage the new growth, which would be impenetrable in any case, I left the track and was on the summit within ten minutes. The views from the top extended as far as the Commeraghs, Knokmealdowns and Galtees. A nice reward after a minor slog through the gorse. Linkback:
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