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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725.5mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: JoHeaney, Colin Murphy, ewen, conormcbandon, Pepe, ashveen, mountainmike, PaulNolan, chalky, garrettd, jlk, FilHil, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, Moneenman
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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 849th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Stookeen in area Dublin/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 A, 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/740/comment/3109/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/740/comment/4424/
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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 B. 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 C 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/740/comment/3437/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/740/comment/4262/
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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 D 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 E 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/740/comment/6182/
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Extensive views to the south west.
by garrettd  16 Aug 2014
As with wicklore, I also started at S940675 B 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/740/comment/17618/
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