Elevation (feet): 3,035
Elevation (meters): 925
Continent: Europe
Country: Ireland
Range/Region: Ireland
Latitude: 52.966111
Longitude: -6.463056
Difficulty: Walk up
Nearest major airport: Dublin

Thanks to Tomas West and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Lugnaquilla is a broad flat summit with many interesting approaches. It does not require any climbing or scrambling. The broad summit (about a Square Kilometre) and the cliffs of the North and South Prison combined with the frequent low cloud cover demand some degree of care. Good navigation skills are often a requirement in bad visibility.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Lugnaquilla.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #16596 - by Shane McDonnell on Jan 04, 2002
    Tremendous clear weather, views of the mountains of Wales...
  • Log #16597 - by Lindsay Munro, Rod Munro, Ste Harris on Nov 19, 2001
    Afternoon ascent from west side over Camarahill. Very mild with a hint of a view through the swirling summit mists. Recommend Fenton's bar next to the Army Information Centre for a pint afterwards.
  • Log #16598 - by David Browne on June 30, 2001
    Hard slog at the beginning, climbed via Art's Lough onto Cloghernagh, from there a pleasant walk to the top of Lugnaquilla.
  • Log #16599 - by Tomas West on June 22, 2001
    Climbed from Fraughan Rock Glen in bright sunshine with excellent visibility (a rare enough occurance). The mountain was well populated with walkers, celebrating the end of Foot and Mouth...