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Wicklow Area   W: Baltinglass Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
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 Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mMullacor 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 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
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 640mScarr 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 720.8mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 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 562.1mSlievefoore 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 783.2mCorrigasleggaun 794mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Tinoran Hill Hill Cnoc Theach nOdhráin A name in Irish (poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc Theach nOdhráin [PDT], 'hill of Teach nOdhráin or
house of Odhrán')
Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Coarse greywacke & shale Bedrock

Height: 312m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 55 Grid Reference: S85248 90536
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: loftyobrien, pinchy, briankelly, Grumbler, abcd, melohara, ceadeile, ei7kh, Bunsen7, Garmin, Pepe, chalky, jlk, kernowclimber, mcrtchly
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Longitude: -6.732229, Latitude: 52.959197 , Easting: 285248, Northing: 190536 Prominence: 245m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 685177 690576,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TnrnHl, 10 char: TnrnHil
Bedrock type: Coarse greywacke & shale, (Pollaphuca Formation)

There is a hillfort on summit known as the round O [PNCW]. MacNeill (235) also mentions three wells on its lower slopes named Tobernasleiga, Tobergorey and Tobersool. Price interprets Tinoran as Tigh an Odhráin, without explaining the offending presence of the article before a personal name (Odhrán). More likely is that the n comes from the urú caused by teach, which was a neuter noun in Old Irish.   Tinoran Hill is the 1131th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tinoran Hill (<i>Cnoc Theach nOdhráin</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Tinoran from the SW
 
Short walks, archaeology with obscured views on this wooded top.
Short Summary created by simon3  16 Feb 2014
Although the summit has an interesting position overlooking the west of the Wicklow Mountains and towards the Blackstairs, the views are somewhat obscured by trees. For short walks there are some forest roads and some relatively open planting. There is interesting archaelogical remains at the top.
Access is possible from S846 903 A. Follow the track up to the forest and when you enter take a left turn. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/946/comment/5705/
 
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Picture: The summit of Tinoran
wicklore on Tinoran Hill, 2008
by wicklore  13 Sep 2008
At S846 903 A on map 55 there is a gravel track. I drove up this track and it quickly branches. The right hand track leads to a private house. A locked gate blocks the track leading straight ahead. I enquired at the farm on the left and was told this is a Coillte access track and they keep the gate locked. The farmer said it is ok to park at this locked gate, but not to block the track leading to the private house. There are no signs to indicate this is a Coillte access road.
I followed the track in an easterly direction, passing through two more gates. A few minutes walking brought me to forest tracks which lead to the top of Tinoran. From my car it was about 20 minutes to the top.
The summit is wooded and it is not possible to see across to the Wicklow mountains. The remains of the hillfort are partly visible over a wide area. There is no appreciable ‘summit’ to this hill but I did find a few scattered rocks between four trees that might once have been a summit marker.
By stepping out of the forest to the south I had views down to the Blackstairs, but they were shrouded in cloud.
I also found an old birdwatchers tree house at the summit. I climbed it to get the views north and east over Wicklow. However the trees were too high and blocked the view. Judging by the state of it, it probably hasn’t been used in years.
Nothing inspiring or unusual about Tinoran Hill except the abundance of rabbits on the way up. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/946/comment/3304/
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by Bunsen7  23 Oct 2017
On 22/10/17 the gate to the forestry lane was closed over (though unlocked), so I peered into the laneway running parallel to the forestry lane and spotted a farmer to enquire about access.

There is no issue using the forestry laneway to access the hill on foot. I parked on the roadside to the front but well away from the entrance to the house but it might be preferable to drive up the forestry laneway. There is very limited parking.

There has been recent tree felling on the hill, particularly near the summit area, which is now largely covered in timber stacks. There is still no clear view eastwards from the summit though. The best of the views on this day was southward but it was misty and I could only really see as far as Hughstown.

The farmer also told me that there had been an academic studying the hillfort in the last 2 years. He said he had been given a large tome upon completion. He couldn't recall the name but I said sure presumably the internet has everything these days.

Low and behold this morning I found "The Baltinglass landscape and the hillforts of Bronze Age Ireland, by
O'Driscoll, James, at https://cora.ucc.ie/handle/10468/3532.

This appears to contain a lot of information that would be of interest to the hillwalker before a ramble up any of the hills around Baltinglass.

On Tinoran, although the original wider enclosures seemingly date from the bronze age, the author states that "The small enclosure at the summit of Tinoran, ‘The Round O’, may be Early Medieval as its slight banks and modest size are more suggestive of an Early Medieval ringfort than a later prehistoric enclosure."

The recent activity at the summit is not helping to preserve any of these features. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/946/comment/19768/
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Picture: Tree house on Tinoran
 
wicklore on Tinoran Hill, 2008
by wicklore  13 Sep 2008
Those willing to climb right up onto the platform of this tree house on the summit of Tinoran might get good views over to the mountains of the Glen of Imaal. I climbed most of the way but the wood was slippy and I didn’t climb high enough to clear the trees for the view. The discovery of this old tree house should be tucked away as a useful titbit of information! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/946/comment/3305/
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Come back when the trees are cut.
by simon3  1 May 2010
Following in wicklore's meticulously described footsteps I would have to agree with him. A viewless summit. At the moment it is in the bottom 10 as regards summit rating on the whole island. Still, judging by the size of the sitka spruce trees, there is going to be harvesting in the next few years and it may then be possible to use the unique position (most westerly in the Dublin/ Wicklows) to get good views to the South West.
If you are going there, read up on the archaeological features. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/946/comment/4654/
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Picture: The view over to Mount Leinster from near the summit of Tinoran Hill.
 
Peek-a-boo with the views
by csd  16 May 2010
While a dose of felling would certainly improve the views from Tinoran, I believe there are worse summits than this sylvan peak. As well as the lapine population (which was still very much in evidence), the local bird population also appears to be large and diverse, and a nice vista over to Mt Leinster is possible if you look for it.
The track that wicklore mentions looks like a private driveway, starting at a gate with yellow gate posts, and has a sign advertising fresh eggs for sale on it. If you don't want to park on the track itself, there's room for a few cars out on the main R747 roadway. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/946/comment/4736/
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