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Wicklow Area   S: Tinahely 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

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Muskeagh Hill Hill Tinahely Hill A name in English, also Farny Hill an extra EastWest name in English Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 398.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T01152 72961
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Longitude: -6.501086, Latitude: 52.798531 , Easting: 301152, Northing: 172962 Prominence: 250m,  Isolation: 3.3km
ITM: 701079 673001,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MskgHl, 10 char: MskghHil
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Has been called Tinahely Hill.   Muskeagh Hill is the 960th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Muskeagh Hill (Tinahely Hill) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Muskeagh from the West
Small hill with good views and access from the west.
Short Summary created by simon3  2 Jun 2023
One place to start is from the public road at S9962 7318 starA, west of the summit, where a forest track starts. Some have started further up this track from around T006 734 starB. Another place to start is at T0172 7464 starC. This route uses a pleasant stretch of the Wicklow Way of around 1600m to reach the base of the summit. The first part of Track 1325 shows a route through the forest using various tracks and open spaces to reach the top. Using this route keeps the walking almost entirely within the forest, however it requires attention to route selection as there are various false leads.
Talking to a farmer, the local pronunciation sounded like "Muskee" to my ear.
From the east it is possible to start at T02570 72524 starD which is relatively near to Tinahely.

Muskeagh rewards on a good day with extensive views of South Wicklow. Muskeagh is part of a chain of summits leading south west from the main Wicklow mountains and is paralleled by an eastern chain including Croghan Kinsella and Annagh Hill all of which is very visible from Muskeagh Linkback: Picture about mountain Muskeagh Hill (Tinahely Hill) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The summit of Muskeagh Hill with a snow-covred Lugnaquillia in the distance beyond.
wicklore on Muskeagh Hill, 2008
by wicklore  2 Nov 2008
Using an old track I made my way by car to T006 734 starB. From here I followed the edge of the forest up to the summit in about 25 minutes. A couple of fences had to be negotiated so I would suggest just staying inside the forest as long as possible. It felt fairly remote once I was up away from the grassy track where I had parked. However a small wind turbine and aerial at the summit, along with 5 empty cans of orange took away that remote feeling. (The cans were best before September ’09 so probably recent enough) I enjoyed the view across to a completely snow-covered Lugnaquillia in the north. The view of the vast plain that stretches south from Keadeen, broken by the little Eagles Hill, was impressive. This is a typical hill where the fields sweep up to meet a forest at the summit. A section of heathery bog also reaches the summit. A handy diversion for those on The Wicklow Way below who might like to head up for the views. Up and down in less than an hour, and for me a nice return to this neck of the woods bringing back fond memories of walking the Wicklow Way. Linkback:
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Picture: Muskeagh Hill from the Wicklow Way to the north
Just Musk
by madfrankie  23 Jan 2011
I took a northern approach to Muskeagh, turning off onto Cuckoo lane between Hacketstown and Tinahely, parking at T0172 7464 starC where the Wicklow Way leaves the tarmac road to continue up a boreen. This sometimes muddy track skirts Muskeagh's northern slopes, crosses a few gates, and passes a recently deceased sheep.
The Wicklow Way emerges onto a rough lane where I turned left and shortly arrived at the edge of the forestry. As Wicklore describes, it's 25 minutes to the summit, the highest point of which which is probably an earthen ditch that runs parallel to the trees.
A newer telecoms or TV thingy is at the top, compared to the apparatus in Wicklore's photo.
A nice ramble on one of Wicklow's more obscure hills. Linkback:
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Picture: The view NW from the summit of Muskeagh.
Thwarted from the east
by csd  16 May 2010
In the interests of variety, I attempted an approach from the east, taking the narrow boreen that leads up to the reservoir in the area marked Glenphillipeen. However, it was not to be, as this route would have had me traipsing through fields full of livestock with the dog yanking my arm off on the leash in search of a chase. The other downside of this approach is there's nowhere to park without blocking the track, so I abandoned it and took the route described by wicklore. The track he mentions is fine for a normal family car or a 4x4, but I wouldn't take anything low-slung up it unless you're fond of the delicate sound of sump against rock! Linkback:
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New trail
by mickhanney  31 Dec 2013
There is a new waymarked trail which traverses Muskeagh hill from west to east. I ventured there today as part of a loop of Tinahely. I approached from Crossbridge following the wicklow way to where the Way turns right to meet the road at Muskeagh. Don't take this right turn, but traverse left and follow a short trail up and down to meet a red arrow waymark sign which brings you up what is the first of 2 challenging climbs which has gradients of 20% in places. A couple of zig zags to smooth out the gradient would have been welcome. The path is quite closed in and shelted between trees to any views but the views reveal themselves near the top, on the southward side first, then with a little more climb, to the north and east. The summit is spoiled by the broadband mast. On the east side the landowner has assisted the local trails people in creating a nice trail between the fields all the way down to the Tinahely Shillelagh road, (R749). The exit/entry point is very close to Tinahely, just beside the Welcome to Tinahely sign. Linkback:
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A round trip descending on the Tinahely Loop.
by garrettd  15 Aug 2014
I parked most of the way up the road on the W side of Muskeagh at T002730 starE, just before the bend and followed the WW almost as far as the house on the RHS. Incidentally, there is a planning notice for a bungalow just before the house and this will impact the route alongside the forest if it gets permission. The walk to the summit from there is a straightforward push with about 150m of climb. I returned via the Tinahely Loop which is a good quality track and well marked which may well become the normal route in future if planning permission for the bungalow is given. Linkback:
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