Dublin Mountains

Local nameDublin Mountains
LocationLeinster, Ireland

The Wicklow Mountains form the largest continuous upland area in the Republic of Ireland. They occupy the whole centre of County Wicklow and stretch outside its borders into the counties of Dublin, Wexford and Carlow. Where the mountains extend into County Dublin, they are known locally as the Dublin Mountains. The highest peak is Lugnaquilla at 925 metres.

The mountains are primarily composed of granite surrounded by an envelope of mica-schist and much older rocks such as quartzite. They were pushed up during the Caledonian orogeny at the start of the Devonian period and form part of the Leinster Chain, the largest continuous area of granite in Ireland and Britain. The mountains owe much of their present topography to the effects of the last ice age, which deepened the valleys and created corrie and ribbon lakes. Copper and lead have been the main metals mined in the mountains and a brief gold rush occurred in the 18th century.

Tags Hiking & CampingMountainLakeMeadow
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From Dublin: Wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Tour from 37 USD

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicklow_Mountains

Official site http://www.dublinmountains.ie/home/

Address Ireland

Coordinates 52°58'21.132" N -6°27'51" E

Tours and activities: Dublin Mountains

From Dublin: Wild Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Tour

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Glendalough, Powerscourt and Wicklow Mountains from Dublin

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Wicklow National Park: Small Group Half-Day Tour

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