Djouce

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Djouce
Dioghais
Djouce.jpg
Northern slope of Djouce
Highest point
Elevation 725 m (2,379 ft) [1]
Prominence 200[1]
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt
Coordinates 53°07′51″N 6°14′26″W / 53.13083°N 6.24056°W / 53.13083; -6.24056Coordinates: 53°07′51″N 6°14′26″W / 53.13083°N 6.24056°W / 53.13083; -6.24056
Naming
Translation Fortified height (Irish)
Geography
Djouce is located in island of Ireland
Djouce
Djouce
Location in Ireland
Location Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Parent range Wicklow Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid O178103
Topo map OSi Discovery 56
Climbing
Easiest route Wicklow Way, from south or east

Djouce (/ˈdʒaʊs/; Irish: Dioghais, meaning "fortified height" [ˈdʲəuʃ]), sometimes referred to as Djouce Mountain, is a mountain situated in the northeastern section of the Wicklow Mountains.

Geography[edit]

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 it 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.

Gallery[edit]

Southern slope of Djouce, May 2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Djouce, mountainviews.ie

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