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Mullach Cliabháin
Cleevaun Lough - - 1216702.jpg
Mullaghcleevaun summit and Lough Cleevaun
Highest point
Elevation 849 m (2,785 ft) [1][2]
Prominence 374 m (1,227 ft) [1]
Listing Hewitt, Marilyn
Coordinates 53°06′13″N 6°24′24″W / 53.103626°N 6.406724°W / 53.103626; -6.406724Coordinates: 53°06′13″N 6°24′24″W / 53.103626°N 6.406724°W / 53.103626; -6.406724
Translation summit of the cradle/basket (Irish)
Pronunciation Irish: [ˈmˠʊl̪ˠəx ˈclʲiəwaːnʲ]
Mullaghcleevaun is located in island of Ireland
Location in Ireland
Location County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Parent range Wicklow Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid O067070
Topo map OSi Discovery 56

Mullaghcleevaun (from Irish Mullach Cliabháin, meaning 'summit of the cradle')[3] is a mountain in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland.


At 849 m (2,785 ft) tall, the mountain is the second highest of the Wicklow Mountains and the 20th highest in Ireland.[1]

Mullaghcleevaun is believed to have been named after the rounded depression near the summit, which has a small lake (Lough Cleevaun) inside it.[1] Mullaghcleevaun sits roughly in the middle of the Wicklow Mountains and 3 km west of the Military Road. The massif also includes the summit of Mullaghcleevaun East Top (795 m).[1]

Access to the summit[edit]

The most common ascent of the mountain is made via Black Hill from the carpark 3 km uphill from the small hillside town of Lacken. The hills of Wales can be seen on a clear day from the triangulation pillar on the summit.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e
  2. ^ Peakbagger
  3. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

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