Turlough Hill

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Turlough Hill
(Cnoc an Turlaigh)

Tomaneena (Tuaim an Aonaigh)

The upper reservoir on Turlough Hill, viewed from Tonelagee

Highest point

Elevation
681 m (2,234 ft) [1]

Prominence
54 m (177 ft) [1]

Coordinates
53°01′27″N 6°24′59″W / 53.02417°N 6.41639°W / 53.02417; -6.41639Coordinates: 53°01′27″N 6°24′59″W / 53.02417°N 6.41639°W / 53.02417; -6.41639 [1]

Geography

Turlough Hill
(Cnoc an Turlaigh)

Location in Ireland

Location
County Wicklow, Ireland

Parent range
Wicklow Mountains

OSI/OSNI grid
T063982

Topo map
OSI Discovery No. 56

Climbing

Easiest route
Access road to north of summit

Turlough Hill (Irish: Cnoc an Turlaigh, meaning “Hill of the Turlach”),[2] also known as Tomaneena (Irish: Tuaim an Aonaigh, meaning “mound of the assembly/fair”),[1] is a 681-metre-high (2,234 ft) mountain in County Wicklow in Ireland and site of Ireland’s only pumped-storage hydroelectricity plant. The power station is owned and operated by the ESB and can generate up to 292 megawatts (392,000 hp) of electricity at times of peak demand.

Contents

1 The mountain
2 The pumped-storage scheme
3 Name
4 Notes
5 Bibliography
6 External links

The mountain[edit]

Generator Hall

Generator Hall

The historian Liam Price recorded that the mountain was known locally as Tomaneena;[3] Turlough Hill is the name given to it by the ESB when they surveyed the site for the pumped-storage scheme.[4] It is 681 metres (2,234 ft) high and is the 136th highest summit in Ireland.[1] The summit is located to the south-west of the upper reservoir and is easily reached via the tarmac access road that begins at the top of the Wicklow Gap.[5] It is also possible to reach the summit from Glendalough or from the summits of neighbouring Camaderry and Conavalla mountains.[6]
The underlying geology of the mountain is granite, covered with blanket bog, which is a habitat for heather, purple moor grass and Sphagnum moss.[7] A number of alpine plants grow near the summit: dwarf willow, cowberry, crowberry, fir clubmoss and common bilberry.[8] To the north-east of the summit, at the head of Glendasan valley, is Lough Nahanagan (Irish: Loch na hOnchon, meaning “Lake of the Water Monster”),[9] a corrie lake carved by a glacier at the end of the last ice age.[10]
The pumped-storage scheme[edit]

Access Tunnel

Main article: Turlough Hill Power Station
The Turlough Hill Po
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