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Northern slope of Djouce
|Elevation||725 m (2,379 ft) |
|Prominence||200 m (660 ft) |
|English translation||Fortified height|
|Language of name||Irish|
|Location||Wicklow, Republic of Ireland|
|Parent range||Wicklow Mountains|
|Topo map||OSi Discovery 56|
|Easiest route||Wicklow Way, from south or east|
Djouce (//; Irish: Dioghais, meaning "fortified height" [ˈdʲəuʃ]), sometimes referred to as Djouce Mountain, is a mountain situated in the northeastern section of the Wicklow Mountains. Djouce is also one of a number of mountain trails in Ireland for which the Irish Office of Public Works (OPW) maintain a wooden boarded trail, using railway sleepers, from its base to a point close to its summit; making the mountain more accessible to the public.
The River Dargle rises on the northern flank of the mountain, 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.
Djouce overlooks to the west the highlands around the Sally Gap; to the east the Roundwood / Calary Bog plateau. It also overlooks the corrie lake of Lough Tay to the southwest. It is bounded to the west by the R115; to the south by the R759 and to the west by the R755.
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.
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