Cupidstown Hill

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Cupidstown Hill
Cnoc Bhaile Cupid
Trig point at summit of Cupidstown Hill - - 223982.jpg
Cnoc Bhaile Cupid
Highest point
Elevation 379 m (1,243 ft) [1]
Prominence 54 m (177 ft) [1]
Coordinates 53°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
Translation hill of Cupidstown (Irish)
Cupidstown Hill is located in Ireland
Cupidstown Hill
Cupidstown Hill
Location Kildare, Republic of Ireland
Parent range Wicklow Mountains
Topo map OSi Discovery 50

Cupidstown Hill (from Irish Cnoc Bhaile Cupid, meaning 'hill of Cupidstown') is a hill in Northeast County Kildare, Ireland, on the fringes of the Dublin Mountains. It lies 11.6 kilometres (7.2 mi) east of Naas.

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


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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