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Wicklow Area , S: Shillelagh Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle Lower, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lakeen, 357m Hill Leaicín A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Leaicín [PDT], 'little slope'), Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Lakeen is the 1045th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference S97636 71092, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 45 members, recently by: childminder05, mickhanney, eugeneryan959, SenanFoley, abcd, simoburn, TipsyDempy, loftyobrien, JoHeaney, conormcbandon, Barry28213, PaulNolan, frankmc04, chalky, garrettd
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Longitude: -6.553684, Latitude: 52.782391, Easting: 297636, Northing: 171092, Prominence: 202m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 697568 671133
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Tullow Type 2 Microcline Porphyritic Granite)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Lakeen, 10 char: Lakeen

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As close to a wind turbine as you'll get.
by garrettd 15 Aug 2014
I drove as far as possible up the road to A (T981 708). I was hardly there more than 3 minutes when a local man in a 4x4 pulled up alongside and before he could ask me my business, I asked if it would be alright to walk to the top of the hill. He said there was no problem as long as I closed the gate en-route and said that I could "drive to the top but you'd probably prefer to walk'". My guess is that he's on a retainer from the turbine operators to keep an eye on activity but there doesn't seem to be any access issues. The return walk from the first set of gates took about 25 minutes. Linkback:
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Picture: View of Lakeen with its six turbines from Seskin to the west.
wicklore on Lakeen
by wicklore 3 Nov 2008
Lackeen is home to six large wind turbines, and as a result has a good track that runs all the way to the summit area. Although there are gates, they were open and I found myself driving close to the edge of what could be termed an honest ‘peak-bag’. To ease my conscience I left the car at B (S981 708) and quickly reached the summit area along the track. The ‘whooshes’ of the giant turbines were impressive. (pdtempan experienced a strange whoosh sound on Kirikee in August, but no turbines there! Was that mystery ever solved?)

The presence of these wind turbines on our hills is an interesting juxtaposition. They take from the local natural environment, while simultaneously symbolising the effort to be green and develop clean power sources. Personally I like them, although I understand they have caused lots of damage in Mayo and elsewhere.

There are good views across to Ballycumber, Muskeagh and Seskin from Lakeen. But for me there was no real excitement or sense of achievement being up here. There was no sense of isolation, which was compounded by the fact a farm vehicle drove past me as I stood at the summit. Perhaps an accessible place to bring children to see these turbines up close, but not a place to seek solitude. There is no forestry at the summit as shown on the OSI map. Linkback:
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Picture: Telecoms hut and base of one of the turbines at Lakeen, Muskeagh in the background.
csd on Lakeen
by csd 26 Apr 2009
The gate at the entrance to the track up to the summit of Lakeen is festooned with a number of stern warnings to keep away, so it was with some trepidation that I set off from the same parking spot as wicklore did. The six wind turbines on the main summit are to be joined by two more being constructed on the neighbouring hill to the SE, and a telecoms hut has been added to the summit of Lackeen. Quite the industrial complex!
Back down at the parking spot, a local pulled alongside and asked what I was up to. At first I was worried he was going to berate me for trespassing on private property, but it turns out he was very friendly, and has no problems with walkers going up to the summit and admiring the turbines. So it seems, stern signage notwidthstanding, Lakeen has no access problems. Linkback:
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Cronelea or Lackeen?
by barryd 8 Oct 2010
This hill is referred to as Cronelea Hill by Liam Price and he notes that Lakeen or Lackeen is name of a house below in Ballymarroge. Not too far from me and the turbines kinda dominate the skyline from the SE - must enquire around area to see what local people call it. Linkback:
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Picture: A Lakeen hill turbine
A nice minor road cul-de-sac
by mickhanney 28 Aug 2023
On a run in the Shillelagh area I was curious about the minor road that led off uphill towards the turbines, so I decided to run up it, quite slowly mind, as the gradient is nasty enough in parts. Traversing the Wicklow way up from the Dying Cow you come quite near the Turbines but they don't appear readily accessible from that side. Googling the turbines it seems that they were perhaps the first wind turbine site in the country.

Strava tells me that the segment from start to finish is c. 2.7km rising some 200m in that time, with an average gradient of 8%. There is quite a few houses and farms up along the road, but it was very quiet on the morning I was up there. Herds of cows were grazing in and around the turbines. Visibility wasn't totally clear, with low cloud over surrounding hills. A nice jog down and run back to Shillelagh Linkback:
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