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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 129, 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 378.6mDunranhill 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 North-West 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 725mDuff 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 661mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh 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 686mWhite Hill 630.9m

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Conavalla Mountain Ceann an Bhealaigh A name in Irish
(Ir. Ceann an Bhealaigh [PNCW*], 'head of the road/pass') Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 734m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T03970 97153
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Longitude: -6.451599, Latitude: 53.01529 , Easting: 303970, Northing: 197153 Prominence: 109m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 703896 697187,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cnv734, 10 char: Conavalla
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

The second part of the name refers to the old road (bealach) which led from the west over the mountains into Glendalough.   Conavalla is the 87th highest place in Ireland.

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Lonely top well defended by navigationally tricky land & sucking bog.
Short Summary created by simon3,  14 Jun 2010
Conavalla has a plain, lonely place at the head of the Glenmalure valley. It can be reached from various points such as from the car park at Boravore T046943 A from where you proceed NW up forest tracks, reaching and then leaving the forest marked on the OS map. Another route is from the Wicklow Gap O075003 B, from which you walk up the road to the Turlough Hill power storage system, past Lough Firrib so reaching Conavalla from the NE. This route is notoriously difficult in misty conditions without a GPS. When wet, which is to say often, the flattish region around 350 to 700m to the NE of the summit has perhaps the worst bog in Wicklow. It is also possible to reach Conavalla from the north, for example starting at O 020014 C which is the end of a rough road, and going to the Art's Plaque at T036994 D.

It and the Arts Cross T 03789 98934 E on the height above it commemorate Art O'Neill who died in 1592 on his flight from Dublin Castle. There are also the two lakes of "Three Lakes" at 032982 F.
Conavalla fits into various routes such as the circuits of Glenmalure or Glendalough and the occasional Lug Walk. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/86/comment/4846/
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Picture: Art's Cross
padodes on Conavalla, 2008
by padodes  13 Feb 2008
Almost 2 km due north of Conavalla, at the edge of the upland plateau rolling wetly down from the top of the hill and about midway between Lough Firrib and Three Lakes, lies Art’s Cross (T 038 991 G). In pre-GPS days, when thick fog descended on this broken bogland, it could be quite tricky to find the landmark, since the terrain never allowed the walker to follow anything remotely similar to a direct bearing. As it happens, the Cross doesn’t mark the exact spot where, according to tradition, Art O’Neill died in 1592 on his flight from Dublin Castle to Glenmalure with Red Hugh O’Donnell. That spot lies in the valley, below, close to the foot of the nearby waterfall. The view from the top, looking northwards, takes in a beautiful expanse of mountain scenery from Tonelagee in the NE right across to Mullaghcleevaun in the N, and Moanbane and Silsean in the NW (the latter three, left to right, are visible in the photo). Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/86/comment/2959/
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Picture: Art's Memorial
padodes on Conavalla, 2008
by padodes  17 Feb 2008
Just west of Art’s Cross (T 038 991 G), a stream tumbles from the plateau to form Gleenreemore Brook in the valley below. Slightly east of the foot of the waterfall can be seen the memorial to Art O’Neill (T 036 994 D), indicating the spot where, according to tradition, he breathed his last. It’s easily missed, since the grassy ramp that marks the beginning of the ascent (or end of the descent) alongside the waterfall takes you away from it. It’s a granite plaque in Irish set into a striated boulder, with a little cross on top. It was placed there, as a few lines tell us at the bottom, by Cumann Siúlóirí na hÉireann in 1992 - the four hundreth anniversary of Art's death - to replace another that had been there since 1932. Although this is a recent memorial, it is sculpted in the elegant demi-uncial script of earlier years, so my guess would be that it has simply copied the 1932 model. Passing by yesterday, 9 Feb. ’08, I noticed several Christmas wreaths were still lying at the foot of the memorial, so obviously Art is no forgotten figure in our history. The fact that he faced the rigours of these hills in winter gives him a place in walkers' hearts, too. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/86/comment/2960/
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Tom Milligan on Conavalla, 2005
by Tom Milligan  19 Jun 2005
Traversing the boggy area between Lough Firrib and Conavalla can be a source of some nervousness for many, especially in wet conditions, but there is a way to this summit from Turlough Hill which bypasses Lough Firrib and provides a relatively pleasant and bog-free experience. Heading along the traditional route over the disused quarry towards Lough Firrib on 296 degrees, stop at the rocks (T:06045 98347 H) which precede the descent into the Turlough-Firrib boggy arena. From here head resolutely on 246 degrees downwards, then over a shoulder and down to the Glenealo river, and then upwards to Conavalla. You'll be asking yourself "Why don't we do this all the time?". Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/86/comment/1762/
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csd on Conavalla, 2003
by csd  14 Sep 2003
Surrounded by sucking bogs, Conavalla can take quite an effort to get to if it's been wet. Beware, the nice fat forest track on the southern side of Conavalla, shown on the Harvey and Hely maps, doesn't extend as far as shown. If you're thinking of using it to head for Lugduff I'd think again! Picture shows Conavalla taken from the top of the Table Track, with Tonlagee in the background on the left. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/86/comment/641/
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campbellu on Conavalla, 2005
by campbellu  13 Jun 2005
For years now our small group has toyed with the idea of walking from Camaderry to Lug and on a fine Sunday recently 3 of us decided to give it a go. We left a car at baravore with the intention of descending Lug by Art's Lough back down to the Ford. The day started great with 2 hours of good sunshine which saw us at Lough Firrib for our lunch (early). This is when the trouble started, firstly a hail shower and a severe drop in temperature, followed by the immediate discovery that one person had forgotten her jacket(unforgiveable). Rather than go back the way we came we reckoned we'd continue on and instead of going up Lug by Table we'd descend off Conavalla down into baravore. Did someone say it is a "sucking" bog, if they did they should have used a different consonant. We literally sank our way across trying all the time to figure out could we have gone to the Three lakes and found a firmer ground, we laughed till we wet ourselves (though we were already wet enough), it would have made a very good cartoon sequence of hopping ballet dancers up to their knees in mud. We made it down by a break in the forest during serious hail to find at the trail a clear view of Table and lug and the sun re-appearing. We will try again no doubt but what I want to know is is there any way over from Lough Firrib to Table that is not "bog" , we may leave it until Sep/Oct and try again. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/86/comment/1758/
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