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Wicklow Area , W: Baltinglass 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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Tinoran Hill, 312m Hill Cnoc Theach nOdhráin A name in Irish,
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(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc Theach nOdhráin [PDT], 'hill of Teach nOdhráin
or house of Odhrán')
, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Tinoran Hill is the 1137th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference S85248 90536, OS 1:50k mapsheet 55
Place visited by: 48 members, recently by: konrad, childminder05, Ansarlodge, eugeneryan959, SenanFoley, Colin Murphy, loftyobrien, pinchy, briankelly, Grumbler, abcd, melohara, ceadeile, ei7kh, Bunsen7
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.732229, Latitude: 52.959197, Easting: 285248, Northing: 190536, Prominence: 245m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 685177 690576
Bedrock type: Coarse greywacke & shale, (Pollaphuca Formation)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: TnrnHl, 10 char: TnrnHil

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Summary for Tinoran Hill (Cnoc Theach nOdhráin): Short walks, archaeology with obscured views on this wooded top.
Summary created by simon3 2014-02-16 21:26:54
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Picture: Tinoran from the SW
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 A (S846 903). Follow the track up to the forest and when you enter take a left turn.
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Member Comments for Tinoran Hill (Cnoc Theach nOdhráin)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Tinoran Hill (<em>Cnoc Theach nOdhráin</em>)
Picture: The summit of Tinoran
wicklore on Tinoran Hill
by wicklore 13 Sep 2008
At A (S846 903) 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: 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/946/comment/19768/
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Picture: Tree house on Tinoran
wicklore on Tinoran Hill
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: 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: 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/946/comment/4736/
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