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Dublin Mountains - South Dublin County

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Located at the Northern end of the Wicklow Mountain range, the Dublin Mountains can cater to film and television crews with ease. Whether you want wild, windswept scenery or sun dappled scenic walks through the forests (complete with wildlife), the Dublin Mountains has it all. With ancient cairn and burial sites, 43km of trails, fishing, rafting, horse riding and at its highest point 522m above sea level, make the Dublin Mountains ideal as a location shoot.

Tibradden Wood (Pine Forest)
The site is of archaeological interest in that there is a cairn and kist burial site on the south side of the rocks which mark the highest point on Tibradeen. The site is a registered National Monument and a burial urn taken from it is housed in the National Museum in Dublin.
The west side and the dense pine woods of the Killegar summit contrast sharply with the naked boulders of the steep slopes below. The view from the north is particularly attractive and was one much beloved by the Victorian photographers who came here with their large and heavy tripods and pennyfarthing bicycles. (For a full appreciation of the views, it is recommended to have OS Discovery Series No. 56 to hand). When visiting Barnaslingan Wood, the Lead Mines and Carrickgollogan can be easily accessed and are worth exploring for the spectacular views (see Carrickgollogan).
There are about 8km of forest roads at Carrickgollogan which provide a variety of walks. Two of the main attractions are the viewing rock at Carrickgollogan hill to the south of the property and the now disused lead mine chimney at the northern boundary.  Lead mining and smelting took place at the Ballycorus lead mine in the early 19th Century and continued until it was closed in the 1920’s.
No trip to Carrickgollogan would be complete however without visiting the viewing rock. It is worth the short climb up a moderately sloped footpath to the exposed rock outcrop where you  will discover one of the most spectacular views of south Dublin and north Wicklow.
Other features to be found in and around the woods are a Dolmen,  the site of a Rath and a memorial to Nathaniel Alcock (1819 – 1904) erected by his daughters in 1914.

Hell Fire Club
Making your way up the southern slopes of the hill you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Piperstown Gap. You can follow the right fork in the road through coniferous forest where heathers, grouse and furze grow in abundance.
There are many smaller forest tracks and shortcuts crossing the forest. All these paths lead either to the main road or to the top of the mountain where a foreboding ruined hunting lodge stands with a breathtaking view over the Dublin Bay.

Tiknock offers up to 10 km of mountain and forest walks with some spectacular views of Dublin City, Dublin Bay, Bray Head and Wicklow Mountains.

The site is of archaeological interest in that there is a cairn and kist burial site on the south side of the rocks which mark the highest point on Tibradeen.

Massey’s Estate
A magnificent mansion once stood on this site and the remains of garden walls are still visible today.

Previous productions in the Dublin Mountains include

2011 Stella Days 

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