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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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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 view of the NE top, which (even with mast blight) is a much nicer spot than Barrinsky itself.
Awful, vile, horrible.
by csd  6 Feb 2011
What a vile, awful summit! I parked at the spot recommended by wicklore, but didn't heed Simon's advice to stick to the main track, so I went straight on at the first turn after the initial right turn instead of following the slightly wider main track up to the right. This does eventually bring you around to the ruined house (from the opposite direction) via some nice views of the coast, so if you want more than just an up-and-down bagging expedition then it might be worth going this way.

The other contributors have already said all that needs to be said about the summit area. It truly is horriffic, and the main reason I'd been putting Barranisky off for so long. Even standing ON the trig pillar, you can't see much because of encroaching tree growth. The most depressing thing about reaching the summit is the knowledge that you have to retrace your steps through the gorse hell. Anyway, it's done now, and that's my 100 Local done as well as all the Dublin/Wicklow summits (for the third time -- Simon please stop adding new tops!!). Linkback:
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Picture: Supplementary gear ready for action
Move along, absolutely nothing to see
by pn_runner  16 Mar 2011
As pretty much all the previous contributors have said, this is not a hill top visited for enjoyment. Heeding the warnings on here I came prepared for battle (see photo). The extra padding of the coat allowing me some measure of protection. There are surprisingly signs of activity on the final crawl, I managed to follow, admittedly on all fours, a break between some of the gorze. Maybe the winter has helped, a lot of the gorze seems dead. My main fear was of not hitting the track end on my return so broke several branches to act as markers for the return trip. Now might be a good time to take advantage of my vandalism! Linkback:
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2nd Time Lucky & bring the machete
by moggy40  11 Aug 2011
Thought that this should be a fairly easy route and attempted same last week on a mid week evening jaunt. Two hours later. i was still no closer to the summit and found myself deep in furze & briars and out of daylight.

Initial walk following roads marked on the OS Map brought me eventually to the Eircom Masts and could just about make out the cottage ruin. Decided that the ruin was where i needed to be and made my way over. Got distracted by other tracks on the way and wandered around thinking i was close to the top but could not seen anything. Eventually arrived at the ruin and consulted previous comments and said this is where i have to be. but light was gone and I had to go home.

Undeterred by my previous experience, i returned last tues and made my way directly to the ruin, a quick 20 minutes, At the ruin there is a low wall heading up the hill, this is the track you need, follow this to its dead end. Facing towards the summit, look for the entrance in the furze at about 2 o'clock, from there it is a crawl, struggle to follow the very vague path left by previous explorers. Eventually you might come across a medium sized rock buried in the undergrowth and about 10 feet beyond this you slighlty emerge from the furze. If you are lucky, like me the summit trig (about 10 mins from ruins) is just behind you. Return via the same route . Trip takes about 1 hour in total if you are lucky in finding the summit trig.

I would recommend in order to make this summit a little bit easier if the next person following the route, brings a machete with them and once having found the summit, cut out(back) 1) the furze around the summit itself and 2) the route back to the track coming up from the ruin.

Finally best of luck to anyone who attempts this route, If you find the summit, the effort is worth it. Linkback:
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Don't wear shorts!
by Onzy  6 Sep 2013
Visited 06.09.2013. Generally the contributions on the site will allow you to get to the top, but to make it even easier (!), I tracked my visit - track 2307 has the route.

The route is clear enough, but a couple of points to emphasise:
1. At the cottage T25533 79336 A - the entrance to the gorse track is DIRECTLY opposite the gable of the house - the gorse is pretty high here, but go through you must.
2. The track stops after 300m - stops Dead - drop to your hands and knees and crawl through, tending right.
3. People have been here before!!!! The route is not easy but it is generally obvious - follow it - half hands and knees - half crouch.
4. The trig is nestled in gorse and can only be approached from your direction - the fact that it is can be reached at all is only because others have been there. Linkback:
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Picture: Lost my trig point hereabouts
Gorse taking over!
by eamonoc  28 Oct 2013
Friday 16/8/13, Started at forest entrance as suggested by wicklore, had no difficulty finding the ruin of the old house and the small track. Then the fun started the lower reaches of this track were completely overgrown with chest high gorse and wild thorns. It took me a full 15mins to make about 100mts along the track to higher ground, where the gorse was only knee high and completely covering the track. Came to the end of the track and was dreading what was to come next as the gorse was over head high,now facing towards the summit I headed into the bushes at 2 o`clock as suggested by moggy40. To my surprise the crawl through was not so bad and I was able to stand up walk for some of the way without to much difficulty, and after about 5mins I found the trig point. Anyone brave enough to attempt Barranisky should do so soon! as the path up from the house ruin, will probably be completely inaccessable in another year or two. Be warned! Linkback:
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Barniskea or Barniskey
by Barry  23 Sep 2017
Might be worth adding that Ballymoyle Hill might be more appropriate name for this height. Called that in Coillte records. Whilst Barranisky is spelt thus on OS six inch maps, note that Hall Neville map that predates OS, has Barniskea and the Schools Collection refers in a few places to Barniskey. Given that 'Barranisky' townland lies to the west of the hill and contains an important pass and old road, it's probably more likely that the word Bearna for a gap or pass is the root meaning here and not Barr as in a height. Linkback:
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