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Wicklow Area   NE: Djouce Subarea
Place count in area: 116, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 474mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mMullacor 657mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 714mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 523mKnocknacloghoge 534mLuggala 595mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSleamaine 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 682mDuff Hill 720mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 531mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mKilmichael Hill 267mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 431mEagle 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 794mLugnaquilla 925mSlievemaan 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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Djouce Mountain Dioghais A name in Irish, also Dowse an extra name in English (Ir. Dioghais [GE], 'fortified height') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 725.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O17900 10300
Place visited by 1266 members. Recently by: Wallymee, wozbridge, rgctobin, peist, cactustravelfan, Alanjm, griansliabh, thmswhelan, Jimmypnufc, wild_brian, frostie89, upper, Annemcp, bigmac63, No1Grumbler
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Longitude: -6.239332, Latitude: 53.130482 , Easting: 317900, Northing: 210300 Prominence: 200m,  Isolation: 1.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717823 710331,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Djouce, 10 char: Djouce
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Djouce dominates the views of the Wicklow Mountains from Roundwood and Newtown Mountkennedy. The Old Irish word dígas is defined by the Dictionary of the Irish Language as 'high, lofty; a height'. There is a Sliab Digsa mentioned in the Metrical Dindshenchas, where the second element is interpreted as a woman's name. This shows that the meaning of dígas was already obscure by the time of the Metrical Dindshenchas (12th century) and a story was probably invented to account for the name.   Djouce is the 93rd highest place in Ireland.

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csd on Djouce, 2003
by csd  2 Mar 2003
If you've got young kids or friends who don't have boots, the woods at the feet of Djouce are a pleasant place to spend an easy afternoon. This pic shows the woods with Djouce itself rearing up behind. Taken from the summit of the Sugar Loaf. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/360/
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val jones on Djouce, 2005
by val jones  5 Aug 2005
This used to be considered the toughest mountain to climb within range of a days hike from Enniskerry. The first time I did it it ( in the 70s ) we got a bus to Enniskerry, set off on foot to Crone wood, up over the shoulder of Maulin to the top of the waterfall, then up along a ridge to Djouce. We returned down to Paddock Lake ( there was a lake there then ) then walked back by road to Enniskerry. In those days once on the open mountain there were almost no tracks to follow and no erosion.
I climbed it again last weekend with some of the kids. The 3rd car park near Paddock lake in Djouce woods was closed off for some reason, so we parked in the second car park. This added about an extra Kilometre going and coming back to the hike, but where the forest has been felled it has opened spectacular views of the waterfall. We continued up the forest road and then for a short section through the forest to come out at the point where the Wicklow way turns south leaving the edge of the forest to go up the open mountain. The last section to the summit then goes up from the Wicklow way. It is badly eroded but hopefully will recover thanks to the work done by Mountain Meithil. Overall about 10 K took us under 5 hours - not bad with a 6 year old along. Great views as well, up to the Mournes and we could also see the tops of the Welsh Mountains. A great walk to bring kids along in fine weather. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/1856/
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Picture: At the summit ... Dr Evil and Mini Me !!!
lorr_cameron on Djouce, 2006
by lorr_cameron  30 Jul 2006
19-Jul-06 Myself and the two children (8 and 5) plan to walk the Wicklow Way, in easily managed stages, from Marley Park to Roundwood/Glendalough (depending), over the summer hols. My 8 year old has been up Djouce twice since April, coming from Djouce Woods but this time we parked at Ballinastoe Woods and walked along the Wicklow Way, using the boardwalks, up to White Hill. Then we left the Wicklow Way and walked up to Djouce. The ascent was really easy and it was a lovely walk with great views all the way. Because there is so much erosion along the walk, we came down Djouce via the stone pathway, where we rejoined the Wicklow Way and followed it back to White Hill and the car park. All in all, an excellent family activity, where the children came home with a real sense of achievement. Highly recommended. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/2443/
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dobdob on Djouce, 2007
by dobdob  16 Jan 2007
I need to clarify a comment relating to dedicated bike track opposite Djouce car parks.This is an commonage area called BallyRemon commons and environmental damage here has been severe in recent years. Seeing Motor Bike in the forestry, on Djouce or on these commons diminishes the amenities the area around Djouce has to offer . Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/2585/
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GregFM on Djouce, 2007
by GregFM  11 Apr 2007
For the last two weekends I've brought novices up Djouce via Maulin from Crone Wood. A great way to introduce people to hill walking in Wicklow. I always place an emphasis on safety then the environment when walking with newcomers to the hills. However, it still is beyond my comprehension that obviously experienced ramblers do not follow the marked tracks with the very obvious anti erosion signage. My hat goes off by the way to the Mountain Meitheal people working on the Wicklow Way on the way down to the bridge at Glensoulan. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/2666/
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josvanderlinden on Djouce, 2008
by josvanderlinden  9 Jun 2008
Climed to Djouce Mountain from War Hill on the 7th of June, a sunny day. With a beautiful view on Greystones and Bray. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/91/comment/3165/
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