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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 668mTonelagee 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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Little Sugar Loaf Hill Giolspar A name in Irish
also Giltspur Mountain an extra name in English
(Ir. Giolspar [], a transliteration of Giltspur) Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 342m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O26065 14480
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Longitude: -6.115612, Latitude: 53.166098 , Easting: 326065, Northing: 214480 Prominence: 247m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 725997 714504,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LtlSgr, 10 char: LtlSgrLf
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

This hill is also known as Giltspur Mountain [PNCW], of which the Irish version Giolspar is a transliteration. The name Giltspur, which originally refers to a townland on the northern slopes, is explained by a transaction in the late 12th century, whereby Dermod MacGiollamocholmog granted one carucate of land in Kilruddery to Richard de Felda for a pair of gilt spurs, to be presented to him and his heirs each year at Michelmas [PNCW]. Giltspur Mountain is thus a rare example of an English language name which is so old that it has been replaced by another, Little Sugar Loaf.   Little Sugar Loaf is the 1064th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Little Sugar Loaf in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: South of Kilmacanogue, the N11 taken at night from near the top.
Pleasant small though steep walk near Dublin.
Short Summary created by simon3  15 Nov 2010
This is a place for a pleasant little walk with good views. One obvious place to start is at O2566414105 A where there is parking for a few cars beside the road, which is known as Bohilla Lane. This can be reached by going NE from the roundabout at the south going off-ramp on the N11 in Kilmacanoge. From this parking there is a sign showing "Agreed Access" and a marked track leading up to the hill which is some 173m climbing. From the top you can simply come down the same way or continue north west along the ridge dropping until a house ruin (as of 2008) can be seen to the left. There are tracks towards this. Your position on the ridge before turning left should be in-line with the R755 road to Glendalough heading SW out of Kilmacanoge. (Around 255151 B) Linkback: Picture about mountain Little Sugar Loaf in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The Great seen from the (frosted) Little
padodes on Little Sugar Loaf, 2010
by padodes  1 Feb 2010
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good, they say, and certainly the chill wind that has been blowing snow and ice across the Wicklow Mountains for almost two months has not been totally unkind. I find it has obliged me to renew acquaintance with humble yet more accessible outliers, and I have been pleasantly surprised. The Little Sugar Loaf is a good example. Barely 342m at its highest point (GPS reading: O 2607 1447 C) and no more that a 20 minute climb from the Bohilla Lane starting-point (O 256 141 D), it will add little glory to your mountaineering CV, but don’t write it off too quickly. The walk along the ridge and around the slopes offers great views on every side. Bring your binoculars and a camera and you have hours of contentment before you.

To the W, the Great Sugar Loaf imposes its presence (see photo), but you would be inclined to think it no higher than its little namesake. It’s an optical illusion that conceals a difference of 159m. To the NW, your view plunges into Glencree Valley and only ends abruptly at the twin corries of Lough Bray Upper and Lower, with the mast on Kippure standing guard above. To the N and NE, the view stretches beyond Dublin Port to Howth and back along the Dalkey-Killiney coast to Bray. Directly E, the knobbly hillocks at Bray Head block the view to sea, but it’s again visible at Greystones before disappearing in a haze to the S. My attention was caught, too, by the historical Kilruddery House and Gardens, in the valley to the NE. Scenes from many films or TV series – among them The Tudors – have been shot around this Elizabethan revival house, whose beginnings go back, in fact, to the 17th century. With binoculars, I could even get glimpses of the classical statues in the glass-covered Orangery.

All in all, as I’ve learned, if you’re prepared to curtail a little your walking and increase your contemplation, the Little Sugar Loaf will not disappoint. Linkback:
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Picture: Ancient carvings or heavy snails!!
An Opportunity Mist!
by Dessie1  10 Aug 2010
Climbed Little Sugarloaf on the 9/7/10 on the foggiest evening ever.Took the exit from the Kilmacanogue roundabout and followed the small road to the make shift carpark clearing just to the SW of the mountain (O2566814100 E)with the Sign which indicates the beginning of the ascent. Views where non existent and weather was awful but that's all part of the fun of it! The summit was shrouded in a thick mist with about a 10 foot field of view but the quiteness was almost eerie. All in all a fun half hour or so which will be repeated on a clearer day.
PS:Carvings are located very close to the red sprayed marker which indicates the summit.Roughly (O 2607 1447 C ) Linkback:
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Spiral Hunting
by Savlon  29 Jul 2010
Fionn_rocks- I went up this mountain today to have a look for the possible spirals. Found them quite easily. They are typical in design but I can't be certain they are not more modern. My son also found another possible candidate. I can let you know the location if you wish. Thanks a mil to Dessie. The hill was a lovely walk- beautiful heather and gorse- but very windswept on the eastern side-the fresh air made me feel alive- and the views were unbelievable. I've wanted to climb for ages, living in it's shadow most of my life. The only little niggle (tiny) was that you could here the noise of the N-11 most of the time- but it wasn't a visible scar on the landscape that destroyed the view, so it didn't spoil the fun! Linkback:
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Picture: Setting Moon over the Great Sugar Loaf
Climbing at Sunset
by mcrtchly  20 Aug 2010
We decided upon an evening climb of the Little Sugar Loaf and had a fantastic sight of the orange-red Moon setting over the Great Sugar Loaf. We also looked at the 'spiral' markings on the rocks. There are two sets; one on the main summit and the another on the subsidary summit to the north. Those on the main summit show lichen growth over the spirals suggesting that they are not recent. There are no features recorded in the Sites and Monuments Records for the Little Sugar Loaf and these spirals are probably not that old. The other set of spirals on the summit to the north are lichen free and appear to be very modern. Linkback:
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Picture: Northwards from the Little Sugar Loaf, Wicklow
Interesting views from this top.
by simon3  14 Nov 2010
The view from the top includes the Sugar Loaf in an interesting conjunction with the heavily tracked Djouce, views over Bray, towards Wales and of course over much of Dublin.

The top of the Little Sugar Loaf is a north-south quartzite ridge. The photo shows some of the view northwards from the highest part of the Little Sugar Loaf, just 1m higher than the nearer bump on the ridge. Right skyline is part of the Cooley/ Gullion area with the Clermonts visible. The white speck above this is an aircraft coming into Dublin Airport not something wrong with the camera! Just right of centre skyline is Slieve Gullion, central plug of what was once a huge volcano. Linkback:
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