Cupidstown Hill

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Cupidstown Hill
Cnoc Bhaile Cupid
Trig point at summit of Cupidstown Hill - geograph.org.uk - 223982.jpg
Cnoc Bhaile Cupid
Highest point
Elevation379 m (1,243 ft) [1]
Prominence54 m (177 ft) [1]
ListingCounty Top (Kildare)
Coordinates53°13′33.57″N 6°29′32.84″W / 53.2259917°N 6.4924556°W / 53.2259917; -6.4924556Coordinates: 53°13′33.57″N 6°29′32.84″W / 53.2259917°N 6.4924556°W / 53.2259917; -6.4924556
Naming
English translationhill of Cupidstown
Language of nameIrish
Geography
Cupidstown Hill is located in Ireland
Cupidstown Hill
Cupidstown Hill
Ireland
LocationKildare, Republic of Ireland
Parent rangeWicklow Mountains
Topo mapOSi Discovery 50

Cupidstown Hill (from Irish Cnoc Bhaile Cupid, meaning 'hill of Cupidstown'), at 379 metres (1,243 ft), is the highest point in County Kildare, Ireland, and lies on the fringes of the Wicklow Mountains, 11.6 kilometres (7.2 mi) east of Naas.

Naming[edit]

The origin of the name is uncertain; "Cupid" may have originally been Cuthbert, Cudlipp or coppis.[2]

Geography[edit]

At 379 metres it is the highest summit in Kildare, almost twice as high as the Hill of Allen. But Cupidstown Hill is lesser known than other summits in Kildare as it is dwarfed by nearby mountains such as Kippure. It is just above the village of Kilteel, and is the 872nd highest summit in Ireland.

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