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Northern slope of Djouce
|Elevation||725 m (2,379 ft)|
|Translation||Fortified height (Irish)|
|Location||Wicklow, Republic of Ireland|
|Topo map||OSi Discovery 56|
|Easiest route||Wicklow Way, from south or east|
Djouce (Irish: Dioghais, meaning "fortified height"), sometimes referred to as Djouce Mountain, is a mountain situated in the northeastern section of the Wicklow Mountains. To the west it overlooks the highlands around the Sally Gap; to the east the Roundwood / Calary Bog plateau.
The River Dargle rises on its northern flank, close to the source of the River Liffey in the Featherbeds; they rise either side of the catchment boundary, the Liffey flowing west and the Dargle flowing east. Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland, lies on its eastern slope.
Its southern and eastern flanks are heavily forested, up to and above the 2,000 feet contour, mainly with Sitka spruce plantations. As these trees are clearfelled (when they mature) a policy of the reinstatement of native tree species is being pursued, either through planting or natural regeneration.
The southern 'shoulder' of Djouce is known as White Hill.