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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 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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Barranisky Hill Barr an Uisce A name in Irish
also Ballymoyle Hill an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Barr an Uisce [PDT], 'top of the water') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Felsic volcanics Bedrock

Height: 280m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T25652 79028
Place visited by 38 members. Recently by: mickhanney, conormcbandon, JoHeaney, simoburn, TommyMc, GoldCircle, gaoithe, PaulNolan, eugeneryan959, chalky, jlk, FilHil, paddyhillsbagger, eannanilamhna, pompeii
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Longitude: -6.135721, Latitude: 52.847835 , Easting: 325652, Northing: 179028 Prominence: 165m,  Isolation: 7.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 725573 679062,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brnsky, 10 char: Barranisky
Bedrock type: Felsic volcanics, (Ballymoyle Formation)

James Fraser refers in A Hand Book for Travellers in Ireland (1854) to: the hills of Collon and Barranisky, which rise respectively 782 and 789 feet above the sea. The height is incorrect for Barranisky, it being 923 feet high, but the geographical location is precise enough to be certain of the identification. Has been called Ballymoyle.   Barranisky is the 1201th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: The almost totally hidden trig pillar
The most neglected trig pillar in Ireland?
by TommyMc  21 Dec 2018
I ventured up Barranisky yesterday, 20 December, more in hope than expectation of finding the summit trig pillar amongst the out-of-controI vegetation. I used the helpful Coillte trail map at

This brought me up a decent quality forest road with intermittent cracking views, notably overlooking the M11 motorway and the nearby coastline and sea, and found easily enough the small track through the trees mentioned by Wicklore.

I left my backpack on the road at the track entrance and donned protective overtrousers and an old windcheater before venturing into the thick vegetation. I was glad of them.

It took me a while scrambling around in the vicinity of the summit before I stumbled upon the almost totally hidden trig pillar which is now dominated on all sides by tall bushes.

Overall an enjoyable challenge, but do come prepared. Linkback:
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Picture: Head height furze 4m from the summit.
Furze infested top - character building after easy forest walk.
by simon3  11 May 2010
It astonished me that as of May 2010 so many as 8 people have logged climbing this place before me. While there are pleasant walks to be had around the summit, the top itself is extremely difficult involving a push of 70m through furze (gorse or whin) much of which is over head height.
Make proper preparations - bring your heavy Goretex, your overtrousers and gloves. Zip shut all pockets and consider goggles. The trig pillar at the top is hard to see from more than about 5m so I would seriously recommend using a GPS.
An easier place to start than that suggested by Wicklore is the forest entrance at T25529 80221 A which has space for 5 or 6 cars. Go up the track and take first right after 270m. Follow the main, zig-zagging track up hill heading generally SW. Eventually you will see the gables of the ruin mentioned by wicklore at T25533 79336 B. Turn right here up a reasonably good green road. This abruptly stops at 300m and then the spiritual training starts with 70m nearly due south (at 195 degrees) through furze. Some of this has a sort-of track (thanks, predecessors) however to reach the trig-pillar you may have to deviate about 4m to the right. Linkback:
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Picture: The hidden summit of Barranisky
wicklore on Barranisky, 2008
by wicklore  16 Nov 2008
My plan was to park at the area called Glenteige to the west of the summit, and find a way up. Turning off the main road at T243 790 C to follow the minor road to this area, I was met with a sign which said “No Entry”. Strange, as this was a public road. I followed it past a number of houses until it came to a dead end at a gate at T249 791 D with another sign saying “Private, Keep Out”. I called to a nearby house to ask about parking and access, and was given the useful information that Eircom have an agreed access track from the “Private No Entry” gate up through the farmland to their masts at the summit of Barranisky East, As I couldn’t see another way up without crossing private land I seized upon this nugget and drove up along the track to the summit of Barranisky East, where I parked at a gate at T251 796 E. I was now about 1km NW of the main summit.

From the car I chose to follow a direct route SE across felled ground alongside the forest, until I met up with a forest track. From here I then spent a tortuous 2 hours following tracks around the hill first circling to the south, then around to the north and east of the heavily forested Barranisky looking for a way into the dense growth. I was within 100 metres of the summit on several occasions but could not find a way into the impossibly thick forestry. After retracing my steps repeatedly I was ready to concede defeat. I was heading back along the track wondering how a 280 metre hill could be explained as inaccessible when I came to a little rough track heading uphill that I had missed previously. This was at T255 793 F near the ruin of an old farmhouse. I’m not sure how I had missed it but as I followed it uphill between the trees I wondered if this could be the elusive route to the top. It ended abruptly in a small clearing with the same dense gorse and tree growth in front of me. However I found a way in and realised that someone or something had previously been through and I battled my way along, following the faint remains of their progress. This required the usual crawling, squeezing and claustrophobic fumbling through the high growth. Instinct or luck brought me to a point where I suddenly saw the trig pillar peeping from the gorse at T256 790 G. This is not a hill to be climbed for the views as the trees and gorse come to within feet of the trig pillar. GPS was needed to find the right way back into the growth to return to the track below.

The growth around the summit of this hill is too dense for a pleasant stroll, and is probably best left for the serious peak bagger. I contributed to the faint track I followed through the gorse and trees, but this may soon disappear. Even though Barranisky is the 78th smallest hill currently on MV I believe it may sometime be classed as inaccessible by MV members. So grab it while you can! Linkback:
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Acess from East via mountainbike track and rocky viewpoint
by gaoithe  13 Aug 2017
Enjoyed the challenge of the scramble to the top! I used an alternate route to the very top. I walked on forest paths past ruined house and continued until below and East of the top. At this place there is a steep (and maybe newish) path up to a nice rocky viewpoint. (Just before another mountainbike trail down). Very steep but nice to come up to this point for the view.

Now the fun starts if you want to find the trig pillar! Compass/GPS essential. Gloves and protective clothes highly recommended. Carry on East, not steep now, 10 mins scramble under gorse and pine. Getting down low and crawling worked well. Lots of the gorse was old so one could break through it. Does not look like there is any other path in or out at trig pillar. Good fun!

A viewranger route to show this route:

Forest track 30min from coilte car park entrance..
Steep mountainbike track up 10 min to rocky viewpoint.
Very dense scramble through thick pine and gorse to Barrinsky top trig pillar, 10min. Warning! Very dense! Scrambling along animal tracks on prickly gorse and pine. Bring jeans, gloves. Torn shirt!
20min + 20min down again by smaller steeper paths at end.

Lovely forest tracks through mix of old established trees and newer tree plantation. Steeper up top some heathery cliffs. Good views of countryside around from the forest tracks. No view frim the trig point though!

Met a few mountainbikers. One said there were some mountainbike paths before but they had been removed (by the tree felling I think). They were fixing up the paths again.

Very quiet when we got there but a few cars appeared Sun evening. Linkback:
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Picture: Barraninsky ellusive trig
Trig sneaks up on you
by mickhanney  23 Dec 2019
Having read previous people's comments, I went up this afternoon. Being very familiar with this local hill from running I got to the ruin without issue. Did a double-take at the so-called track that is discussed and shown on the latest East-West map. I found it almost totally overgrown from the get go. I didn't expect to have to battle from the start! After patches of struggling through thickets of gorse, there were clearer patches which allowed good walking albeit sometimes with a stoop. Some of the gorse branches were horizontal on the ground, perhaps dying off towards the winter season? Could see a single-track from time to time, perhaps from previous visitors travels. Stooping through forestry followed before I literally stumbled on the Trig, which was fairly overgrown. The forestry surrounding is mature so there is no view at all from the summit. On the way back I descended in the other direction along a wall which gave better access, sometimes having to walk backwards through gorse bushes!, but better than crawling! Linkback:
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Picture: The end is the beginning.
by jlk  14 Aug 2014
Re-visited Barranisky today 14-8-2014, (had failed via an eastern approach, to within 80m before). Brought a fellow walker/slasher with me this time. Well equipped we hacked away, opposite the ruin, at the first 100 metres+ of thorns; gorse, and branches, arriving at the open corridor of knee-high gorse, which we left relatively untouched. From the dead-end, we re-traced previous visitors' path, via snipped-broken vegetation; mostly intuitively, and experienced much pleasure upon sighting and standing beside Trig-pillar.
Taking Moggy40's advice, on our return, we took quite some time clearing a distinct upstanding; tangle-free route, back out to the open-sky cul-de-sac. One section re-claimed you might say.
Many thanks to all before, especially eamonoc, and also Track 2307. Linkback:
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