Lugnaquilla, Co. Wicklow

Walking Ireland's County Tops

Known locally as “Lug,” this is an impressive mountain standing at 925 meters in the south of the Wicklow Mountains. It is the highest point in Leinster, not to mention Wicklow. Further, it is the 13th highest mountain in Ireland and one of 14 Irish Munros*.

My friend Ross and I walked from Glenmalure via the Fraughan Rock Glen and returned by the same route. Our walk took 4hrs 15 minutes, including 20 to 30 minutes for lunch.

This is a walk you’ll feel in your legs the next day.

* A Munro is a mountain of over 3,000 feet. Other county tops I’ll be visiting that feature in the list of Irish Munros are Carauntoohil in Kerry and Galtymore in Limerick. The term is named after Sir Henry Munro who produced a list of Scottish hills of 3,000 feet and over in 1891, the first such categorisation.

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