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Wicklow Area   W: Donard 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 Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 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 397m
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 652mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759m
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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Slievecorragh Hill An Sliabh Corrach A name in Irish Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 418m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: N94806 04123
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Longitude: -6.586077, Latitude: 53.079617 , Easting: 294806, Northing: 204123 Prominence: 151m,  Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 694732 704157,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv418, 10 char: Slvcrgh418
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Slievecorragh is the 861st highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Slievecorragh (<i>An Sliabh Corrach</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Slievecorragh summit cairn
An easy way to the top.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  31 May 2012
Park off road by the side of the R756 at N9513504828 starA to the E of Hollywood. Walk for 100m along the entrance drive to Slievecorragh House (public right of way) to an opening on the left which is the start of a good forest track N9509904758 starB. Follow track to its end some 800m along and then continue into the forest on a good but narrower track to shortly arrive at a wide rough stoney track fringing the forest N9514004035 starC. Go up right to the crest N 9484304150 starD. The summit cairn lies a few metres on the left across a wire fence with the "Tom Clancy" Memorial Chair a short way further along at N9480004092 starE. Return to track and and follow it down left (N and then NE) to meet the origional access track N N9493404516 starF, turn left and follow it back to start. A short and easy walk of 2.4k. Linkback: Picture about mountain Slievecorragh (<i>An Sliabh Corrach</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Carrying the chair to Slievecorragh
Remembering Dan Clancy
by wicklore  28 Feb 2011
Every hill has its own story, and every hill is special to someone. That anonymous forested hill you pass on the way to somewhere could well be one of the most special places in the world to someone else. We can see evidence of this as we ramble amongst the hills. Often these are in the form of an inscribed plaque or a cross, and may command fine views across the land.

On the summit of Slievecorragh is one of the more curious memorials that you will find anywhere in Ireland. It is the chair that climbers of this hill have commented on. There is a man’s silver ring slipped over one of the support bars, and the name ‘Dan Clancy’ is engraved into the top of the back of the chair. The chair and the teddy are facing west over the plains of Kildare. For the walker it is an object of curiosity, and offers a comfortable seat to take a rest and enjoy the views. It is made of bronze, and someone clearly went to a lot of trouble to bring it all the way up the hill. It would have been easy to leave the hill and move on to other things and forget about the curious chair and the lonely teddy on Slievecorragh. But it stayed in my mind and I wanted to find out more.

I discovered that Dan Clancy grew up on the side of Slievecorragh. Dan and his many siblings spent many happy childhood days there, and often went up in the evening to watch the sun set as they discussed all the things that children do. Dan eventually grew up and moved to New York. Whenever he returned to Wicklow he would climb Slievecorragh with his brothers and sisters where they spent many hours in conversation, just as they had done as children. Their special connection with this hill and each other was reaffirmed each time they enjoyed watching the sunset from its summit once again.

Dan became terminally ill with cancer in New York. One of his brothers, Andrew who is a Sculptor, spent a lot of time with him in New York in his final months. They talked about their childhood and Andrew frankly discussed with Dan how he would like to commemorate him in some way. The idea of the chair was born. It was based on an old chair that both men remembered as boys in the corner of their kitchen, and it symbolised a warm and happy childhood spent growing up on the slopes of Slievecorragh. From an old photograph Andrew had a wooden model of the chair made, and he used this to cast the bronze chair that we see on Slievecorragh today. Dan passed away on 4th February 2004 at the age of 31. A few months later Dan’s family and friends gathered on Slievecorragh to bring the chair to the summit and set it into the ground. Since then, each year on the anniversary of Dan’s death, his family gather once more to climb the hill and remember Dan Clancy.

This is the story of the little green chair on Slievecorragh. So if you ever find yourself up there, you now know the story behind the curious chair and the teddy that have sat there watching the sun set night after night for many years now. Linkback:
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Picture: Teddy
Ready Teddy Go!
by Dessie1  2 Oct 2010
Climbed Slievecorragh on 1-10-10 from Hollywood side.Parked beside church (N951 053 starG) and climbed over gate across the road.Headed directly for the statue of the priest which overlooks Hollywood.On reaching the statue I made my way South East on the wide tracks which lead up to an open field, then I followed the fencing on the right which runs up through a couple of fields and then opens up to reveal the large cairn on the summit in the distance which is reached after a short dip through very wet land.Sat and had a chat with Teddy on the summit about the views and who had been visiting then retraced steps back to car! Roughly an hours journey up and down.
Well worth checking this out!
Book in advance with Teddy just in case he's busy! Linkback:
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Picture: The most famousTeddy in Ireland?
Sharing the story of the Chair
by wicklore  31 Jan 2012
Listeners to RTE’s Liveline programme may have heard me today as I discussed the chair and Teddy memorial on Slievecorragh and its history. The podcast can be listened to here: starH.mp3 Please remove the (point A) and (Point B) insert in the http link as these are generated by MountainViews thinking they are grid references!

I initially gave a general background to the story without identifying the hill or Dan Clancy out of respect to Dan’s family. However Dan’s brother Andrew, who sculpted the chair, agreed to go on air and joined me in discussing the chair, its origin and memorials in general. It is particularly poignant as the anniversary of Dan’s death falls this week, and the chair has been on the hill for 8 years now. We were joined on air by a local woman who said she walks on the hill every week with her grandchildren and never knew the story behind the chair. She, like many of us, was touched to hear the origin of the chair. Once again it shows the value of in bringing the stories, history, and local knowledge of our uplands to the wider hillwalking public.

I took the opportunity on Liveline to mention and the wealth of information available to visitors to the site, including information on our 1056 listed hills and mountains. Joe Duffy appeared somewhat taken aback at this figure and that there were people out there who are climbing hundreds of them! Slievecorragh may be an obscure and little-visited hill, but it was the centre of attention for a short period of time on national radio today. 404,000 Liveline listeners got a peek into our world of hillwalking and the stories and experiences out there waiting to be discovered. Linkback:
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Exceptional Teddy Bear
by march-fixer  20 Feb 2012
Well 'Teddy Bear' is certainly not lonely. There was a constant visitation to the wonderful vantage point on this lovely Sunday afternoon. The people I met had heard the radio interview, which piqued their fascination. One person was a walker from West Wicklow who had never seen or heard of 'Teddy Bear' and Dan Clancy's chair. I can not think of a more memorable monument.

I approached the summit from Toor to the south N94649 03578 starI while all the others had come up from Hollywood to the northwest. There was a lovely clear view out over the vast plain of Kildare to the west with the God-light streaming through the clouds. There was even sufficient clarity to see back east to snow covered Lugnaquilla and Tonelegee. This is a very suitable walk for any beginners with a double reward at the summit. Linkback:
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Picture: Lonely Eternal Vigil
wicklore on Slievecorragh, 2008
by wicklore  1 Nov 2008
I was looking for a quick way up this hill as I only wanted to bag it. I headed on the R756 from Hollywood and took the turn right onto the third class road. At approximately N 953 038 starJ I turned right onto an uphill track. It was just wide enough for the car and twisted up to a level area big enough for a few cars. I got the sense no one had been here for years. Walking back down the track for 20 metres I turned right and walked up through tall grass and over an embankment. I found myself on an old track from logging or something. It was quite churned up but easily negotiable and dry. A few minutes brought me to the unofficial relay station mentioned by csd before. It looked like a weather station to me. The summit proper is over a fence. padodes and csd's posted photos show the summit quite well. However I think the lonely Teddy on the bronze chair deserves more attention. My photo shows his lonely vigil looking over the lowlands below. The name Dan Clancy is clearly visible engraved into the top of the chair and a man's silver ring was added into the chair during construction. This can be seen at the bottom of one of the four rear bars. I got an incredibly sad and nostalgic feeling when I saw the bear, as I thought about him sitting there day after day, season after season presumably in memory of Dan Clancy. If it is a memorial I think it is lovely but I wish Teddy had a companion for company. He even looked like he had been treated with waterproofing or something and was bone dry.
Before heading down I sat in the chair (I didn't squash Teddy) and it was surprisingly comfortable! Linkback:
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