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Carrick Mountain
Carrick from the SW
Highest point
Elevation 381 m (1,250 ft)
Listing Marilyn
Language of name Irish
Carrick Mountain is located in Ireland
Carrick Mountain
Carrick Mountain
Location in Ireland
Parent range Wicklow Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid T232940
Topo map OSi Discovery 56
Easiest route Glenealy village, from southeast

Carrick Mountain is located in the eastern foothills of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Historically it was called Carrigmurrely (1756) and Carrickmacreily (1795).


The mountain rises directly above the village of Glenealy on the R752, midway between Rathnew and Rathdrum. The mountain is, bar a few large rocky knolls, completely covered in forest.

Access to the summit

There is a network of forest roads on the hill, with long straights, steeps slopes, and hair-pin bends; the forest roads, with their sand and gravel surfaces, ascend to within 100 m of the summit. It is a popular location for car rallying (official and unofficial).

Rock climbing

There are granite outcrops near the summit of Carrick, which have been established as a minor rock-climbing location. About 15 single-pitch routes have been recorded, at all grades up to E2.

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