Log na Coille

Lugnaquilla's west side from Camara Hill
Highest point
Elevation 925 m (3,035 ft)[1][2][3]
Prominence 905 m (2,969 ft)[1]
Listing Hewitt, Marilyn
Coordinates 52°57′58″N 6°27′47″W / 52.966°N 6.463°W / 52.966; -6.463Coordinates: 52°57′58″N 6°27′47″W / 52.966°N 6.463°W / 52.966; -6.463
Translation hollow of the wood (Irish)

Location in Ireland

Location County Wicklow,
Parent range Wicklow Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid T032917
Topo map OSI Discovery 56

Lugnaquilla[4][1][2] (from Irish: Log na Coille, meaning "hollow of the wood") is a 925-metre (3,035 ft) tall mountain in County Wicklow, Ireland.


Lugnaquilla seen from the Wicklow Way on the saddle between Lugduff and Mullacor.

The mountain is the highest peak of the Wicklow Mountains range and the highest in Ireland outside County Kerry.[5] Informally referred to as one of the Irish Munros, it is classed as a Furth by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.[6]

Lugnaquilla is a bulky mountain, with a large plateau-type summit, bounded on two sides by steep glacial corries called "North Prison" and "South Prison".[7]

Access to the summit

Its proximity to Dublin ensures that Lugnaquilla is a frequently climbed mountain. The three popular approaches are from Fenton's Pub in the Glen of Imaal, Glenmalure and Aghavannagh with the shortest direct route from the Glen of Imaal via Camara Hill that skirts the military artillery range.[7]

Views, on a clear day, extend east across the Irish Sea to the hills of the Llŷn Peninsula and mountains of Snowdonia in Wales, and west to the mountains of Munster.

See also


  1. 1 2 3
  2. 1 2 Peakbagger
  3. Ordnance Survey Ireland :: Mapping :: Aerial photography
  4. Placenames Database of Ireland
  5. Susan Cahill & Thomas Cahill (1979). A Literary Guide to Ireland. Wolfhound Press. p. 27. ISBN 9780905473369.
  6. Mountains - Key Facts. The Munros, Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds & Furths at Accessed on 2 Feb 2013.
  7. 1 2 Dillon, Paddy (2001) [1993]. The Mountains of Ireland. Milnthorpe: Cicerone. pp. 47–48. ISBN 1-85284-110-9.
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